Eye Strain for Radiologists: Bias Lighting Could Be The Solution

Posted by Kristen Nielsen on May 16, 2019 11:55:29 AM

shifty eyes GIF by Gabo LaraHealthcare professionals are the ones everyone turns to for life’s ailments, but this doesn’t make them immune to their own health risks. 

With the advancements in technology and reading, radiologists have found themselves confined to long hours behind a desk and in front of computer screens. With this shift comes various visual and musculoskeletal problems that are related to excessive computer use.

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Topics: Ergonomics, PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Lighting, Eye Strain, Imaging Desks

Shocking News for Anthro Ergotron Carl's Table and Steve's Station Users!

Posted by Mike Graham on Jan 4, 2019 5:05:40 PM

Shocking - Anthro Ergotron discontinue imaging and radiology productsImportant news! Have you heard?

Anthro is discontinuing the manufacture
and sale of its imaging and radiology products.
 After December 31st Ergotron Anthro will no longer accept orders for Carl's Tables and Steve's Station.

Here is the letter that you may have received. To view it in it's entirety, click here

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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Warranty, Imaging Desks

Knock Your Next Radiology Imaging Desk Purchase Out of the Park!

Posted by Megan Yartz on Oct 5, 2018 9:47:58 AM

crush it ashton eaton GIF by NikeWhether this is your first project or your fortieth, the process of selecting a radiology imaging desk furniture manufacturer may seem overwhelming and you probably find yourself wondering where to even begin. With so many manufacturers out there – some you may have never heard of before – how do you figure out which is the perfect, durable, quality, cost-efficient sit to stand imaging desk that is going to knock it out of the park and earn you that well-deserved promotion, while having all of the doctors patting your back?

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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Buying, Purchasing, Imaging Desks, Standing Desks, Features, Cost

Improve Your Bottom Line: Be a Hero! Choose Stand Up Desks for Healthcare

Posted by Mike Graham on Sep 14, 2018 3:10:31 PM
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As an Healthcare professional, have you ever asked yourself how can I:

  • Improve productivity in my department?
  • Improve accuracy in my department?
  • Decrease employee turnover?
  • Improve health?
  • Improve my departments bottom line?
  • Increase ROI?

Hint: BE A SUPERHERO - GET a Stand Up Ergonomic Desk!

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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, PSAP Workstation Furniture, Imaging Desks, Telemetry Desks, Standing Desks

Furniture Fundamentals of Designing a Telemetry Lab

Posted by A Previous Xybix Employee on Jul 11, 2018 3:49:10 PM

Fundamentals of Telemetry LabCongrats! You have been tasked with designing a telemetry room. Telemetry is an up-and-coming concept at major hospitals throughout the nation. As thrilled as you probably are to be on the side of innovation, it’s normal to have some questions. After all, where do you start? Who should you contact? Don’t worry; this blog is here to help!

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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Workstation Planning, Imaging Desks, Telemetry Desks, space planning

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, RSNA

Obvious Questions you should be asking your Imaging Desk Manufacturer

Posted by Mike Graham on Jun 27, 2016 4:00:00 AM

There are about a half dozen imaging furniture manufacturers that have been in the business over the last couple of decades, so selecting the right manufacturer should be an easy decision. The truth is that it is if you do your homework and don’t just pick one that promises the world or advertises in every possible venue.

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To help you find the right manufacturer for your imaging furniture needs, here are a dozen questions you need to answer that will address the obvious:

  • Does the provider offer true dual-surface desks with both surfaces being capable of moving from 22” to 50”?
  • Is the focal depth of the monitors adjustable up to 10”, and can you move all of the monitors together?
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Topics: QUICK TIPS, PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Imaging Desks, Due Diligence

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, RSNA

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

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