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Ken Carson

As one of the owners at Xybix, Ken joined the Xybix team right after graduating from the University of Denver in 1993. With a degree in International Studies and no knowledge of furniture or dispatch Ken hopped in with both feet. With an always growing passion for the industry, Ken was able to learn a little bit of everything and has helped Xybix grow into the company it is today.

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AHRA 2018 in Orlando: What to Know Before You GO!

Posted by Ken Carson on Jul 16, 2018 4:35:31 PM

giphy (1)Time flies by from year to year and from trade show to trade show. I attend somewhere around 10 trade shows a year as a vendor and a couple as an attendee. As a vendor usually, a few weeks before the show, I start to dread going. This year, AHRA 2018 is in Orlando so I think to myself negative thoughts like 'man, it is going to be HOT in Orlando' or 'that's going to be a long flight, Ugh'. But, once the show is about a week away, for some reason my mindset flips, and I get excited to go. I guess this is because I do like going to the shows, meeting people and showing them all the cool stuff that we do. I will end up enjoying Orlando (mostly inside with the A/C) and I usually will partake in at least one good local restaurant. 

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Topics: Imaging Desks

A Review of Imaging Desk Manufacturers at 2016 RSNA

Posted by Ken Carson on Dec 8, 2016 4:38:36 PM

A Review of Imaging Desks.jpgWith another year of RSNA is behind us, we have had a weekend to rest up and now it is time to go back to work. With over 20 years of building and selling height adjustable desks for imaging centers and 24/7 markets I always like to cruise the show floor and see what is new each year at RSNA

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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Buying, Purchasing, Monitors, Cabling, Imaging Desks, Computers

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

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

Can I Install My Own Imaging Desk? DIY Fails.

Posted by Ken Carson on Apr 17, 2015 11:45:33 AM

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Everyone wants to save a buck. Trust me, I do, too! Sometimes I have visions of grandeur that I can make some quick repair around the house. And the way these projects usually turn out is that they are larger then anyone expected, taking longer then anyone expected, and usually doesn't get completed in the time frame expected.

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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Installation, Imaging Desks

Reading Room Design: 3 Items Worth Consideration

Posted by Ken Carson on Apr 1, 2015 11:21:40 AM

3considerationsYou can have say in what your reading room looks like! Every radiologist has sat at their imaging desk and thought how their life could be better if they just made a few changes to their room. Many radiologists come to us because they want to improve their room and their health. Some common issues we hear about room design:

  • "I am facing the wrong direction and cannot see people standing over my shoulder."
  • "Some light is creeping in through the blinds making it hard to read my screens."
  • "I do not have control over the climate in my room, I'm freeze or sweating all shift long."
  • "I cannot dim the lights; they are either 'off' or 'on'."
  • "My own voice bounces off the wall, making my dictation difficult."
  • "I’m stuck sitting all day and cannot stand at my imaging desk."
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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Design, Imaging Desks

What is the cost of an Imaging Desk?

Posted by Ken Carson on Mar 16, 2015 3:13:49 PM

CostImagingDeskIf you are like most people, you are reading this as part of your research to purchase new imaging desks for your reading rooms. Whether you are part of a hospital, an imaging center, or you work out of your house, you want to get the best value for your team with best pricing and top performance. The real question is, "what an imaging desk will cost?"  This is a great question, and there is no simple answer.

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

You CAN Customize your PACS Radiology Reading Rooms

Posted by Ken Carson on Dec 30, 2014 2:15:57 PM

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We’ve seen a lot of hospitals put radiologists into small, weird-shaped rooms, with no thought of who is actually working in that room and how they’re going to use it. Radiologists don’t just sit (or better yet, stand) at a desk with one computer. Most Radiologists have multiple computers and monitors and they need to be in a dark, quiet room to work. They also need control over the room’s light, climate and noise. Together, these factors present a complicated environment for radiologist to work in.

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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture

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