A compendium of vendor Web sites

AIV Inc (Hanover, Md) focuses on supporting the hospital’s clinical engineering department with engineered and manufactured replacement parts, accessories, and specialized repair services, lowering the cost of maintaining patient care equipment. AIV’s major lines of business consist of medical device repair, including pulse oximeter sensors, fetal monitoring transducers, and IV pumps, as well as parts and accessories such as pulse oximeter extension cables, patient control cables, power cords, AC adapters, and recertified parts. For additional information, visit www.aiv-inc.com.

Ampronix Inc (Irvine, Calif) provides sales and service of high-resolution flat panels, CRT monitors, video printers, VCRs, workstations, DICOM converters and interpreters, dry film printers, and many other medical imaging solutions. For more than 23 years, Ampronix has been serving the medical and industrial markets, providing high-quality sales and support backed by technical service with warranties that are the best in the industry. For more information, visit www.ampronix.com.

ARAMARK (Philadelphia) delivers comprehensive clinical equipment services that enable the best environments for the best patient care. Through the company’s MedServ International partnership, ARAMARK also provides the expertise to manage the rising costs of endoscope repair and maintenance. From biomedical and imaging equipment management to endoscope surgical instrument repair, the company is equipped to provide clinical equipment strategies that reduce costs, improve dependability, and enhance patient safety. For additional information, visit www.aramark.com.

BC Group International Inc (St Louis, Mo) is a one-stop shop for sales of biomedical test equipment and tools, as well as calibration and repair services for most types of test equipment. With more than 50 product lines, including our own (BC Biomedical), BC Group is the second-largest supplier of biomedical test equipment in the United States and offers the largest selection of products in the industry. For additional information, visit www.bcgroupintl.com.

Curbell Inc (Orchard Park, NY) offers a full line of biomedical health care equipment, as well as replacement solutions for health care communication parts and accessories. For more than 40 years, Curbell has been serving hospitals, system integrators, and long-term care facilities. The company’s specialized product line includes parts and accessories for nurse-call systems, health care beds, televisions, and fall management products. For additional information, visit www.curbellelectronics.com.

Dale Technology (Carson City, Nev) manufactures biomedical test instruments, including electrical safety analyzers, patient simulators, and ultrasound transducer testers. Dale Technology’s product line has expanded considerably since its development in 1972 and includes test instruments designed to verify the performance and calibration of medical devices, such as defibrillators, external pacemakers, infusion pumps, electrosurgical generators, rigid endoscopes, and radiology equipment. For additional information, visit www.daletech.com.

Datascope Technology Services division (Montvale, NJ) provides worldwide support with an array of integrated solutions from project management and network installations, to comprehensive technology maintenance programs. The dedicated team provides clinical engineering partnership programs and rapid emergency service response, optimizing product performance and clinical results. For additional information, visit www.datascope.com.

DITEC Inc (Diagnostic Imaging Technical Education Center of Solon, Ohio) is a registered proprietary school providing service and management training in the diagnostic-imaging industry. All DITEC instructors are International Certification Commission-certified radiological equipment specialists. The organization offers the only diagnostic-imaging systems applied-engineering diploma in diagnostic x-ray maintenance. The program provides academic preparation and training for career-oriented diagnostic imaging service specialists in the maintenance of systems in diagnostic radiology. For additional information, view www.ditecnnet.com.

ENTECH (Tempe, Ariz) provides solutions for medical equipment service needs. The company offers on-site maintenance and repair services throughout Arizona and into the surrounding states. ENTECH also offers nationwide depot repair services specializing in Philips modules. True, flat-rate pricing and quick turnaround times exceed customer expectations and satisfies any budget. All repairs are covered by a 180-day warranty. ENTECH has been in business for more than 30 years because the company guarantees customer satisfaction and does not compromise on quality. For additional information, visit www.entechaz.com.

Fluke Biomedical (Carson City, Nev) develops, manufactures, distributes, and services biomedical test instruments and software. Created by the integration of Bio-Tek Instruments and DNI Nevada, Fluke Biomedical is a worldwide provider of biomedical test and simulation products, such as stand-alone electrical safety testers and automated performance testing and documentation systems. For additional information, visit www.flukebiomedical.com.

Foremost Equipment (Rochester, NY) is a supplier of pre-owned medical equipment. The company offers quality equipment for all areas of biomedical facilities. Whether customers are looking to add or replace equipment, Foremost provides proven technology at a fraction of the cost of new. The company’s trained sales staff helps customers buy or rent the best equipment for the best price. Additionally, Foremost can assist in the disposition of idle, excess, or under-utilized equipment. For additional information, visit www.foremostequipment.com.

GE Healthcare (Waukesha, Wis) provides transformational medical technologies that are shaping a new age of patient care. The company’s expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient-monitoring systems, disease research, drug discovery, and biopharmaceuticals is dedicated to detecting disease earlier and tailoring treatment for individual patients. GE Healthcare offers a broad range of services. For additional information, visit www.gehealthcare.com/usen.

Global Medical Imaging (Charlotte, NC) is a full-service ultrasound sales and service company that sells new, demo, and fully reconditioned equipment. The company offers its products at 20–50% less than comparable new equipment, and systems have a 1-year warranty with service/support contracts options. The company also sells ultrasound probes, parts, and peripherals, and DICOM networking products. An in-house leasing program also is available, allowing customers a trade-up option that guarantees they will be able to upgrade their equipment. For additional information, visit www.globalmedimage.com.

Greenwich Instrument Co Inc (GiCi of Greenwich, Conn) is an independent calibration and repair source for dynalyzers and voltage dividers, oscilloscopes, and digital multimeters. The company also stocks test cables for dynalyzers and voltage dividers. GiCi is ISO 9001:2000-certified and repairs, buys, and sells high-voltage test equipment for invasive x-ray system measurements. For additional information, visit www.giciman.com

Harvest Data Systems (New Port Richey, Fla) designs and develops software products and custom database solutions for the health care industry. The company’s CEMS product, HarvestCEMS, was developed from the ground up by a CBET specifically for hospital clinical engineering departments. Harvest software products are affordable, easy to learn, and intuitive to use. For additional information, visit www.harvestdatasystems.com.

High Technology Inc (HTI of Walpole, Mass) is a single-source, multi-vendor provider of new and reconditioned clinical laboratory and ultrasound equipment. All reconditioned systems meet or exceed OEM specifications and are covered by a comprehensive warranty. Transducers, spare parts, and peripherals are available for all systems supported by HTI. HTI also offers a line of chemistry reagents from the RANDOX product line, as well as hematology reagents from Clinical Diagnostic Solutions Inc. For additional information, visit www.htmed.com.

Huestis Medical (Bristol, RI) is an ISO 9000-registered manufacturer of new radiotherapy simulators, block cutters, accessories and x-ray collimators. The company is a global participant in the radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging device markets. Huestis Medical provides practical, innovative engineering and extensive in-house machining and assembly facilities for most CNC turning, milling, drilling, and automated machining equipment. For additional information, visit www.huestismedical.com.  

Imaging Parts Inc (E Wareham, Mass) provides a full array of new and used radiological parts and components, including, but not limited to, GE, Schimadzu, Toshiba, Fisher, Bennett, and Continental.
We also have an extensive inventory of used Phillips parts. We offer a 50% or greater discount on most brands. Our friendly and supportive staff is available 24/7 to meet your needs. Same-day or overnight freight service provided. If we do not have what you need in stock, we will find it for you through our parts networking service. Your satisfaction is very important to us. For more information, visit www.imagingparts.com.

Main Line International Inc (MLI of Bogart, Ga) has been a premier provider of preowned ultrasound equipment, parts, and probes since 1985. MLI provides OEM products from manufacturers such as Acuson, ATL, GE, HP, Philips, and Toshiba. All products meet OEM specifications, and next-day delivery is available on most probes. For additional information, visit www.mlimedical.com.

MedEquip Biomedical (Miami) is a nationwide independent service and repair center for physiological monitors and monitor-service components. The company rents and sells a variety of preowned, refurbished, and reconditioned physiological monitors and monitor service components. MedEquip’s expertise on physiological monitors ensures that health care and biomedical-service organizations’ systems requirements are met with the right equipment at the right price. For additional information, visit www.medequipbiomedical.com.

MEDRAD Inc (Indianola, Pa) is a recognized designer, manufacturer, and distributor of medical equipment used in radiology, cardiology, CT, MRI, ultrasound, and patient monitoring. MEDRAD provides service for all products sold and distributed by the company, including MR coils, injection systems, and patient monitors. MEDRAD’s multi-vendor service group provides high-quality, cost-effective, quick turnaround repair of MR coils and ultrasound transducers manufactured by any OEM. For additional information, visit www.medrad.com

MedServFinder.com (Long Beach, Calif) is a nationwide directory of medical equipment service companies that enables those in the medical community to locate service and/or parts across the United States and Canada. The database brings service companies front and center, creating a fast and easy way to locate needed support. MedServFinder.com requires no registration or login. The database is searchable by modality, manufacturer, and region. For additional information, visit www.medservfinder.com.

Metron (Grand Rapids, Mich) provides biomedical and clinical engineers with test and simulation equipment. Metron products are ISO 9001-certified and are designed to increase productivity, ensure safety, and simplify the equipment-maintenance process. Products include testers for electrical safety, defibrillators, infusion pumps, ventilators, NIBP monitors, pulse oximeters, and ESU generators. For additional information, visit www.metron-biomed.com.

Founded in 1983, Multi Imager Service Inc (MISI of Chino, Calif) is a domestic and international marketer of new, preowned, and reconditioned laser imagers, dry imagers, video imagers, digital storage, VAS recorders, DICOM converters, CR, and DR systems. MISI stocks more than 300 imagers plus a full line of parts and accessories. MISI offers a full-service lab, technical support, loaner, rental, lease, upgrade, and trade-in programs, plus service and parts contracts. The company’s ISO 9001:2000 guidelines give customers the satisfaction they have come to expect. For more information, visit www.multiimager.com.  

Prescott’s Inc (Monument, Colo) procures preowned microscopes from hospitals, clinics, and medical facilities that have changed or expanded their microscope capabilities. All units brought into Prescott’s are disassembled into basic components by teams of specialists. These components, along with additional parts, accessories, and upgrades, are then applied in the reconstruction of each microscope. For additional information, visit www.surgicalmicroscopes.com.

PTW-New York Corp (Hicksville, NY) designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes high-quality dosimetry and quality control equipment mainly for use in radiation therapy, diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, and health physics. For dosimeters, the company performs radiological calibrations that are directly traceable to the primary standard. PTW also provides product support, repairs, and calibrations to its equipment. For additional information, visit www.ptw.de.

Puritan Bennett (Pleasanton, Calif) produces respiratory- related medical products serving patients from the hospital to the home. A part of Tyco Healthcare, Puritan Bennett is a leader in ventilators, oxygen, spirometry, sleep therapy, and other respiratory care products. The company also offers sleep diagnostic systems and clinical information software developed by Clinivision Clinical Information Systems. Customer support includes technical service and clinical education resources. For more information, visit www.puritanbennett.com.

Quality Monitor Systems (QMS of Colorado Springs, Colo) has been in the business of furnishing customers with an alternate source for the purchase and repair of patient-monitoring equipment since 1987. The company’s reputation for cost-saving and quality service has expanded to the far reaches of the world. QMS now sells new and used equipment. For additional information, visit www.qualmonsys.com.

Quest International Inc (Irvine, Calif) is an ISO 9001-registered company that has been providing sales, repair, and exchanges for all medical imaging peripherals since 1982. The company specializes in all brands of grayscale and color medical display monitors (1.3MP–5 MP), LCDs, CRTs, VCRs, VTRs, printers, workstations, and touch screens. Quest is an Authorized NEC Reseller, as well as an authorized Master Distributor and service center for Totoku Medical Displays. For more information, visit www.questinc.com.

Radianse Inc (Lawrence, Mass) provides indoor positioning solutions to locate and associate medical equipment, patients, and staff. A Radianse IPS combines active-RFID with a patent-pending location algorithm to deliver accuracy and return on investment. Radianse adheres to an open systems approach, shunning exclusive arrangements. The Radianse Ready™ partner program offers training, support, and warranties to ensure high performance of its software, active-RFID location tags, and LAN- and WiFi-ready receivers. For more information, visit www.radianse.com.

ReMedPar Inc (Goodlettsville, Tenn) is the largest independent supplier of multi-vendor support services for medical imaging equipment, which includes equipment, replacement parts, training, and technical support. The company also purchases and sells medical imaging equipment. ReMedPar clients consist of asset management programs, clinical engineers, ISOs, OEMs, and maintenance insurance companies. For additional information, visit www.remedpar.com.

Kart-a-Bag (Joliet, Il), a division of Remin, has manufactured its products in the United States since 1967. Units are made of anodized steel, aluminum, and high-density plastic, and carry from 100 to 300 lbs. A push-button lock release makes opening and closing a simple task, and because the carts telescope into a compact storage size, traveling with them is easy. Hard-rubber wheels roll over polished surfaces without leaving marks. Carts can roll easily for 25,000 miles without incident, and all products come with a 10-year warranty. For additional information, visit www.kart-a-bag.com.

Rieter Electronic Services (Spartanburg, SC) is a Swiss-based international company, known for dependable quality in servicing all types of electronic systems. The company provides support for fetal monitors, transducers and ultrasounds, monitors, monitoring systems, AMX-4 and AMX-4+, infusion pumps, and endoscopes. All Rieter technicians are degreed and PACE-certified, and the company is committed to providing high-quality electronic services, fast turnaround time, and an extensive warranty. Twenty four-hour online tracking also is available through the company’s Web site. For additional information, visit www.rieterbiomed.com.

For the past 20 years, RSTI (Radiological Service Training Institute of Solon, Ohio) has been providing high-quality diagnostic imaging training. With a selection of more than 30 courses each year, RSTI has trained over 10,000 service professionals from more than 30 different countries in radiology, mammography, CT, ultrasound, networking, PACS, and DICOM. RSTI also offers new and used equipment sales and technical support services, as well as a classified section with positions available and alumni resume postings. For additional information, visit www.rsti-training.com.  

Sonora Medical Systems Inc (Longmont, Colo) is an ISO 9000-certified provider of aftermarket products and services to the diagnostic ultrasound and MRI markets. Since 1991, the company has expanded its list of offerings, which include ultrasound transducer testing and repair, refurbished OEM ultrasound transducers, replacement transducers, and refurbished ultrasound scanners. For additional information, visit www.4sonora.com.

United Medical Instruments (UMI of San Jose, Calif) provides certified ultrasound parts, probes, probe repair, probe exchange, service, repair, maintenance, and service training at a substantially lower cost compared to OEMs. Offering products by all major manufacturers, UMI has more than 200 systems and thousands of probes and parts in stock at all times. With more than 30 years of diagnostic imaging experience, UMI also provides refurbished systems and service contracts. For additional information, visit www.umiultrasound.com.

Uptime Medical (Stuart, Fla) offers repairs at competitive prices while maintaining exceptional turnaround time. The company has the skills needed to meet OEM requirements due to its skills and certifications acquired from more than 15 years of experience from Marquette Medical Systems, GE, and GE multi-vendor services. Uptime offers customers quality service by often servicing items manufacturers have deemed obsolete. For additional information, visit www.uptimemedical.com.