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, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology

Telemetry Lab Desks: 5 Tips for Getting the Best Setup

Posted by Mike Graham on Sep 23, 2016 8:54:01 AM

The right equipment and setup can make all of the difference in getting any job done right, and the world of telemetry is no different. According to lab managers and project managers here is what their technologists are looking for:

  • comfort
  • ergonomic chairs
  • adjustable focal depth of  6-8 monitors
  • adequate keyboard workspace
  • clean wire management system
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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Telemetry Desks, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Command & Control, Radiology

Be Picky About Your Telemetry Lab - Opt for Sit to Stand Desks

Posted by Mike Graham on Jul 6, 2016 10:04:08 AM

Telemetry.jpgAs you know Hospitals are transitioning from monitoring patients vital signs at the nurse’s station to remote rooms in specialized labs within their hospital.  In Telemetry Labs several Technicians sit remotely at desks monitoring anywhere from 6-8 monitors viewing the vital signs of patients.  In the event a patient’s vital signs move out of an acceptable range the Technician contacts the nurse’s station.

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Topics: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Monitors, Imaging Desks, Telemetry Desks, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology

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, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology

Sitting May Be the New Smoking, But Standing Is Not the New Panacea

Posted by Mike Graham on Apr 13, 2016 4:00:00 AM

Danger.jpgAccording to Dr. James Levine, a leading endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic  and researcher on the health hazards of sitting, sitting for long periods of time is no good. Just take a look at the information below:

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Topics: Health, Height Adjustable Workstations, PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Imaging Desks, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology

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: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Eye Strain, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology

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: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Imaging Desks, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology

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, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology

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: PACS Radiology Workstation Furniture, Imaging Desks, Standing Desks, RSNA, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology

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, Healthcare Command Center, Healthcare, Radiology