The Lifespan on your Image Intensifier

A very important part of a C-Arm is the image intensifier. This essential component can be used effectively although the time will come for it to be replaced. This part of your C-Arm has a very good lifespan, although it is certain that you will need to replace it during its time of use. Image intensifiers will most likely reach a point where they fail, and to prolong this, users can follow some tips and take some precautions.

An image intensifier’s duty is to convert the X-Ray photons to visible light. The phosphor is a layer within the image intensifier that intercepts the X-Ray photons. This is a very important part of an image intensifier, and one way to keep it running smoothly is to limit the amount of testing done with an open field. To achieve this, you can block the rays with a piece of lead over the image intensifier. Using proper collimation techniques on your image intensifier will also help the phosphor maintain its durability. You can limit the X-Ray beams to the most relevant area during a scan, so as to not expose the phosphor layer to the photons.

Here at Medilab Global, we advise that your C-Arm system is routinely serviced to guarantee its potential. We provide facilities with used medical imaging equipment, refurbished medical imaging equipment, or pre-owned medical imaging equipment. If you are looking to purchase medical imaging equipment, make sure to contact us, we are happy to help and we have refurbished C-Arm machines and used C-Arm X-ray machines! We ship worldwide to hospitals, clinics, pain management facilities, and much more! We have Used C-Arms for sale and a wide range of options to choose from.

The image intensifier is meant to enhance the image brightness on your system. When the phosphor starts to wear down, the intensifier can start to fail. Another sign of wear down is when small spots start to appear on your scans due to breaking down on the insert when the coating has fallen away. You can maximize the potential of your medical Imaging equipment by practicing the right techniques and guaranteeing servicing on your systems. When it is time to replace the parts on your C-Arm, you will know it will be done after properly taking care of all of its parts. 

You can count on Medilab Global for all of your used medical imaging equipment needs! Our experts can guide you to find the right solution for your systems and you can count on our experienced staff to help you make the right decision for your facility. Used medical equipment can be just as functional as new equipment, and you can guarantee our refurbished radiology equipment has been inspected and serviced for your satisfaction!


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