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Eye Strain in the Reading Room

Posted by Mike Graham on Mar 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Eye_Strain.jpgYour eyes are precious and extremely valuable, so it makes sense to take safety precautions when you engage in activities that could potentially damage them. For example, when you play racket ball, use a weed wacker, or operate a grinder, you most likely use eye protection.

That being said, what do you do to protect your eyes in the reading room? I know that there isn’t any flying debris or any balls that could assault or damage your eyes in the confines of your dark reading room. However, at the end of the day, are your eyes tired and watering, and/or do you have a headache?  

If your answer is yes, please read on.  

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Topics: Eye Strain

Everyone Is Saying Sitting Is the New Smoking: Is it True?

Posted by Mike Graham on Mar 8, 2016 1:49:46 PM

Why are health experts saying that sitting is the new smoking? Well, everyone knows the health effects of smoking, and the sooner everyone realizes that sitting can also be immensely harmful the better. Hopefully, you will jump out of your chair when you find out that:

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Topics: Health, Height Adjustable Workstations, Ergonomics

Outdated Imaging Equipment? Four Imaging Desk Must-Have's for 2016

Posted by Mike Graham on Jan 14, 2016 3:38:17 PM

ColdComputerEquipment.jpgWhen choosing an imaging desk in the modern day era of 2016, it is important to keep in mind the evolution of equipment you'll need on your desk. You want your imaging desk to evolve as your needs change and your equipment advances. After all, it is 2016 and those monitors aren't the same as they used to be!

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Topics: Imaging Desks

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

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

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