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AMDworldwide, L.L.C.

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Location: California, United States
Business Type: Supplier, Service Provider
Since 1985 AMD has provided excellent new and reconditioned medical imaging equipment. With sales in over sixty six (66) countries, we specialize in delivering excellence in both equipment and customer service
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Kaldorei Africa

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Location: Gauteng, South Africa
Business Type: Supplier, Service Provider, Financing Company, Shipping Company
Africa's trusted name for Medical Equipment, Service & Consultation
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Medlive Marketing Pvt Ltd

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Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Business Type: Manufacturer, Supplier
Medlive Marketing is a medical equipment supplier with its head office in Cape Town, the second capital of South Africa and branches in , Botswana , Ghana , Kenya , Lesotho, Malawi , Mozambique , Namibia , Swaziland , Zambia ,Uganda, Johannesburg Sou...
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CT Scanner Description:

In the MedWOW’s catalog, CT Scanner is described as follows:
Radiographic computed tomography systems (CT) for total body scanning.
The above ads list companies that sell and / or service CT Scanner.

CT Scanner may also be referred to as:

CAT | CAT Scanner | Computed Tomography Scanner | Computed Tomography Scanning System | Computed X-ray Tomography Scanner | Computer Assisted Tomography Scanner | Computerized Tomograph | CT Scanning System | MSCT | Scanner, Computed Axial Tomography | Scanner, Computed Tomography | Scanner, Computed Tomography, Full Body | Scanner, Computed Tomography, Mobile | Scanner, Computed Tomography, X-ray | Scanning System, Computed Tomography, Full Body

CT Scanner can be found under the following headings:

Cardiology | Neurology | Pediatrics & Neonatal | Imaging

Tips for buying CT Scanner

  • Adequate training is a must due to the complexity of CT scanners. The training usually consists of one or more visits to the site by an instructor provided by the supplier. These visits can last 3-4 days, but longer visits are often desirable, depending on the expertise and experience within the facility. Users should arrange for follow-up visits 3-6 months after installation.
  • Installation time varies among suppliers and may range from one week to two months. The most common installation period is two weeks.
  • The ability of the CT scanner to make artifact-free images often depends strongly on the electrical power energizing the instrument. Buyers should install surge suppressors and means for automatic disconnection if the power fails.
  • The reliability of the CT scanning system can be harmed if adequate air-conditioning for the computer equipment is not provided. This ultimately shortens its useful life. The existing hospital air-conditioning system cannot be used in most cases since its operation is connected to outdoor weather and since many times it is already operating close to capacity.
  • Specially air-conditioned computer rooms are still required in some cases, although distributed processing in the construction of CT scanners has eliminated the need for them.
  • Buyers are encouraged to examine any CT scanner model they are considering, while it is operating.
  • Buyers should consider several design features before purchasing a CT scanner. The basic clinical applications are quite similar for units from various manufacturers. The differences between top-of-the-line CAT scanner units and less sophisticated ones generally involve cycle time, spatial resolution, data-storage features, and helical scanning protocols.
  • Before buying a CT scanning system, facilities must evaluate patient population, clinical needs, and desired throughput. Low-volume facilities, for example, will not benefit much from the more efficient use of the x-ray tube on a 16-slice scanner to justify its replacement cost.
  • Computer Tomography Systems may also be different in the speed of image reconstruction. Acquiring more slices is not advantageous if patient throughput is held up by slow image reconstruction. There is no point in buying a very high specification computer that will rarely be utilized.
  • Most exams do not require the smallest slice width. For slices wider than 5 mm, there is no difference between 4-slice and 16-slice systems.
  • CT scanning systems with more and thinner slices in one rotation, can handle more complex exams and more varied patient populations. The incremental benefit actually decreases as the number of slices that can be acquired increases. The smallest slice width on a 4-slice CT scanner, for example, is the same as that on a 16-slice scanner.
  • Wide-bore CT scanners, which are similar systems with larger gantry apertures, are appropriate for oncology exams, and are also useful for scanning bariatric patients.
  • Make sure you know exactly what type of CT scanner you require: a mid-range 16-slice system can adequately perform most routine clinical exams.