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More bang for your buck: C-arm

by Lisa Chamoff, Contributing Reporter | March 30, 2015
From the March 2015 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine

Most importantly, make sure the company you’re buying from knows the equipment inside and out, Stock says. Customers should make sure to get a comprehensive service contract to cover their C-arms, Blaustein says, and should remain vigilant that sellers strictly fulfill these service agreements. Leon Gugel, president of Metropolis International, notes that Carms that are well maintained and regularly serviced can last 20 years.

“If one is going to buy a used C-arm, getting the system fully refurbished to bring it back up to full OEM specifications will take care of any and all headaches that usually accompany these systems otherwise,” Gugel says, “and, in the end, bring profitability to the practice and increased patient care with respect for a doctor whose system does not break down.”

To maximize the life of your refurbished unit, Jae Perez-Kim, a C-arm sales specialist with Complete Medical Services, advises starting the unit 20 to 30 minutes before use to warm it up. You should also make sure you backup all data to another PC or hard drive for safekeeping and use a power conditioner to provide constant power supply to the unit.

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