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Shopping for Imaging Furniture at RSNA? 5 Questions You Need to Ask

Posted by Ken Carson on Nov 16, 2015 12:03:22 PM

I previously wrote a blog highlighting which companies selling imaging desks will be at RSNA.  If you are shopping for a new desk, the following advice should help get you to the right booth without wasting time.  

Once you get to the booth and start talking to the helpful (pesky?) salesperson, what are some good questions to ask?  If you are like me, you probably think of them after you’ve already walked away. Fortunately, I have put together some questions that will help you make your best decision.  

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Topics: Health, PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Buying, Imaging Desks

The Who's Who of Sit to Stand Desks at RSNA

Posted by Ken Carson on Oct 15, 2015 4:12:58 PM

Sit to Stand Exhibitors at RSNA 2015
There is no place like the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) to go shopping for new equipment for your radiology center.  Whether you are involved with a huge hospital system or a small reading room, RSNA seems to have it all and then some.  You can get hands-on with all of the latest technology to see what it can do to make your life better and improve the results for your patients.  One major piece of that puzzle is choosing the best imaging desk for your reading room.  

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Topics: Imaging Desks

How to Choose an Imaging Furniture Provider/Partner (Part 2)

Posted by Mike Graham on Oct 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Choosing and Imaging Furniture ProviderIn the first installment of tips on how to choose your imaging furniture provider, we went over the basics of why it’s important to look for a provider who wants to have a long-term relationship with you, along with what to expect from warranties and customer service. So, as promised, we’re back with more details on how to choose a furniture provider. Without further ado, let’s pick up where we left off by discussing what things to take into account before signing on!

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Topics: Purchasing, Imaging Desks

How to Choose an Imaging Furniture Provider/Partner (Part1)

Posted by Mike Graham on Sep 23, 2015 12:14:00 PM

Choosing Imaging Furniture?As a customer, you can and should expect high quality products, as well as a full service support team, when choosing an imaging furniture provider. What you really want is a partner, meaning the provider is looking for a long-term relationship instead of just hoping to close the first sale. It takes some time and research to find the best provider for the job, and here is some sound advice to help you on your way.

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Topics: Purchasing, Imaging Desks

Casters vs. Glides on Imaging Desks

Posted by Mike Graham on Sep 3, 2015 7:00:00 AM

CastervsGliderMany facilities will request casters on imaging desks so that they can easily access the equipment or move a desk for cleaning purposes. Let’s be realistic; if the imaging desk is designed for easy access to the LCD monitors and CPUs, and it has a good cable management system, there is really no need to move the desk away from the wall. To emphasize my point, how many times have you actually seen the desks moved away from the wall? As far as cleaning goes, how often do the facility staff members move the desks away from the wall to clean? The answer is the same for both questions: rarely.

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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture

Can Radiologists Achieve Better Health While Working?

Posted by Mike Graham on Aug 20, 2015 9:39:30 AM

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In my past life I worked in outside sales and was pretty active; I later accepted a position requiring me to sit at a desk for the majority of my working day. If anyone had told me then, in the nineties, that sitting at a desk all day could be hazardous to your health, they certainly wouldn’t have been taken very seriously.

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Topics: Treadmill and Bike Desks, Imaging Desks

The Bottom Line of Standing Desks for Radiologists

Posted by Ken Carson on Jul 24, 2015 1:59:00 PM

The_bottom_line_of_standing_desks_forIs a standing imaging desk just a trend, or does it really benefit the bottom line for an imaging center? 

Let’s face it radiologists tend to love new technology (toys) which can hopefully make their job easier, faster, and better. Efficiency is great for both the doctor and the management, who is trying to maintain a healthy bottom line. So, does a height adjustable imaging desk fall into the category of improved efficiency or is it just a new toy for the doctor to use for a few months? 

While the imaging desks are cool, let's face it, there are also some great health benefits to standing at work. 

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Topics: Height Adjustable Workstations, PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Imaging Desks

Bias Lighting: Reducing Eye Strain for Radiologist

Posted by Mike Graham on Jun 19, 2015 10:46:00 AM

Typically, a radiologist’s work environment is a very dark room with the exception of the light coming from the monitors the goal being to interpret the digital imaging on the screen. Because the rooms are very dark and the screens are very bright, eyes can become fatigued. This increases the likelihood of headaches, and overall discomfort.

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Topics: Health, Lighting, Imaging Desks

Q & A - Purchasing New Ergonomic Imaging Furniture

Posted by Mike Graham on Jun 11, 2015 4:17:00 PM

QAThinking of re-modeling your imaging center? Maybe even replacing a few desks? Purchasing new furniture? Here are a few questions you should ask your next imaging desks provider:

  1. Is it possible to have custom sizes that meet our environmental constraints without paying custom up charges? It is possible. Look for manufacturers who build their own product. What does this mean? Doesn't every manufacturer build their own stuff? No. Some companies just buy parts from other manufacturers and sell them as their product. This limits them to supply only what they have available, not what you need. Ask if they manufacture their entire product?

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Topics: Buying, Purchasing, Imaging Desks

Monitor Distance and Viewing Angles: Is Your Imaging Desk Set Up Properly?

Posted by Mike Graham on May 8, 2015 3:47:00 PM

Too_CloseIt is a known fact that the optimum monitor placement would locate users monitors equal distance from the user’s eyes in order to minimize the need for the eyes to refocus when looking from screen to screen, thus reducing eye strain. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Eye Strain, Imaging Desks

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