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Furniture Fundamentals of Designing a Telemetry Lab

Posted by 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

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

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

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

Common, Preventable, Workplace Injuries for Radiologists

Posted by Mike Graham on Mar 18, 2015 6:00:00 AM

KeyboardAs a radiologist, it's no doubt that you spend a rather significant amount of time at a desk, behind a computer. The physical toll it takes on your body has to have crossed your mind. Not only do you risk becoming ill from germs on your keyboard and work surfaces, but you can also injure yourself. One of the most common preventable injuries amongst someone who spends a significant amount of time at a desk is related to the placement of the keyboard. Keyboard orientation is important to reduce muscular skeletal injuries. Whether sitting or standing, maintaining neutral alignment of the wrist along with an approximate 90 degree forearm-to-upper-arm relationship will significantly reduce the opportunity of injury.

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Topics: Health, Ergonomics, PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, 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

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