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Medical Equipment Technology Advancing Rapidly

From ultrasound imaging on smartphones to robot surgeries, we found these incredible advancements in medical technology uncovered by articlesbase.com fascinating.

The ultrasound machine that fits in the palm of your hand

Ultrasound Imaging on Your Phone
Ultrasound machines are still relatively clunky and heavy. But with the help of a $100,000 grant from Microsoft, researchers at Washington University have created the first ever portable ultrasound machine that fits in the palm of your hand by combining the Microsoft smartphone with USB-based ultrasound probe technology. With the device patient data from remote locations can be sent to specialists via phone instantly, and they can in turn study the data and send back a diagnosis.

New Prostate Treatment: Cavitation
Treatment of prostate growths is traditionally invasive, painful and not always effective. At the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, however, urologists have developed a new method of treating prostate growths by using highly focused microwave pulses. When these pulses reach the growth, they create bubbles of dissolved gas from prostate tissue. When these microscopic bubbles explode, they create a shockwave, which dissolves the growth. This shockwave effect is called cavitation, and not many thought that it could ever be controlled with such precision.

Microwaving Tumors
Liver cancer treatment involves either surgery or transplant.  But a third option is now available at the UC San Diego Medical Center. It’s called microwave ablationand it involves inserting a thin needle into the cancerous tumor and then emitting hot microwaves into it, causing it to die after about 10 minutes. The potential to use microwave ablation to treat other types of cancer is being studied.

Microwave ablation, a new minimally-invasive option for treating liver tumors

Gamma Cameras
High-res gamma cameras have become one of the most useful tools for the diagnosis of breast cancer. Other imaging techniques did not provide sufficient detail to fully detect cancer in some instances. Brest-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) is helping doctors detect cancer cases that would have otherwise remained overlooked.

Doctor-free Surgeries
Engineers at Duke University are working to bring about the advent of robot surgeries, unassisted by human hands. By using a rudimentary tabletop robot and 3D ultrasound imaging along with an artificial intelligence program, they built a robot that can perform basic surgical tasks on its own. Though far from practical yet, their robot marks one of the first steps towards this space age dream of someday having robots that perform all kinds of medical procedures, especially in places not immediately accessible to humans.

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Purchasing Refurbished and Used Medical Equipment is Good for the Environment

According to the Global Futures Foundation, at least 2.1million tons of solid waste generated each year in the United States can be classified as electronic waste, or “e-waste.”  That means that discarded electronic equipment, which includes medical devices such as patient monitors, defibrillators, autoclaves, sterilizers, centrifuges, ECG and EKG machines, microscopes, radiology and imaging machines, and much more, is contributing to severe human and environmental health impacts.  Most e-waste ends up in landfills, possibly leaking harmful chemicals like mercury, nickel, zinc, and chromium into the groundwater system.

e-waste left in landfills leaks harmful chemicals

Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
We at Ganim Medical realize that refurbished and used medical equipment can provide not only very cost-effective and practical solutions for healthcare facilities, but also help cut down on e-waste.  We advocate the basic principles of reduce, recycle, and reuse in our operating principles.

Environmental responsibility means engaging in development that meets the needs of the present 
generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their 
own needs.  Achieving sustainability will enable the earth to continue supporting 
human life as we know it.

Mindray Accutorr Plus patient monitor (pre-owned) $950 with full factory warranty

 

Why you should choose Ganim
By electing to purchase refurbished medical equipment, you will not only save money and the environment, you can be sure that we have returned the device to a “same as new state” and have tested the unit to meet all original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications. Our technologists have years of experience in the medical technological industry.

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Refurbished Medical Equipment Can Bring down Healthcare Costs

We at Ganim Medical are concerned about rapidly rising costs in the healthcare industry.  That’s one reason we are involved in refurbishing used medical equipment to sell to hospitals, medical clinics, and surgery centers.

Mindray PM-8000 Express Mindray SpO2, w/Recorder

Major brand medical equipment at low cost
Our customers find that they can own top brand equipment, often at 40% to 75% below the cost of buying new.  Refurbished equipment provides the same performance level as that of new equipment.  Our Biomedical Engineering Technologists (BMET) are highly skilled technicians with years of extensive experience in the medical equipment industry.  They take preventive measures to ensure that important medical equipment does not malfunction at critical moments.

Mindray Accutorr Plus Patient Monitor (Pre-Owned)

Largest medical equipment inventory in the Midwest
Besides low cost and quality assurance, Ganim Medical offers an extensive selection of refurbished and pre-owned medical equipment including: anesthesia machines, EKG/ ECG machines, microscopes, stools/ seating, surgical instruments, autoclaves/ sterilizers, electrosurgery, patient monitors, tourniquet systems, carts, endoscopy, radiology/ imaging, surgery lights, ultrasound, defibrillators/ AED, manual/ power exam tables, surgery tables, warming tables, otoscopes/ opthalmoscopes, infusion pumps, and more.

Satisfied customers
Here’s what some of our customers have said about our prices, quality, and selection:

Masimo Radical Signal Pulse Oximeter (Pre-Owned)

“Ganim Medical saved me tens of thousands of dollars on the setup of my new surgical center. As a physician owner my time was limited for this project. The extensive knowledge of both equipment and current pricing was an unbelievable help to me. What I was being charged $25,000 from a consultant for, I received for free from Ganim Medical. A+ all the way. I would recommend them to anyone outfitting a new center.”       Dr. Samuel A. Gallo MD / Perimeter Surgical Center

“Ganim Medical outfitted our center with high quality new and pre-owned medical equipment.  The quality of their pre-owned equipment is second to none.  Our center has been open for two years now and we have had no problems with any of the items we purchased from Ganim Medical. I recommend them to all of my friends.”      Melanie K., St Louis Eye and Laser Center

You can view our full selection of pre-owned/refurbished medical equipment on our web site. Call us today at 800-522-5090 to enquire about any of our products or discuss your particular needs.

Jackson Spinal Table Top – $74,000 Refurbished

Ganim Medical is pleased to offer the Jackson Spinal Table Top (refurbished) on e-bay at the incredible opening bid of $74,000 – a considerable savings over the cost if purchased new!

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Advanced technology

The Jackson Spinal Table Top provides the most advanced technology today for spinal surgery positioning.

laminectomnies, decompressions, osteotomies, anterior/posterior fusions, surgical correction of deformities, anterior/posterior cervicals, kyphoplasties, idet surgeries, unparalleled C-Arm access

Optimal positioning

• Five customized support cushions enhance patient positioning
• Support cushions are mounted on radiolucent, carbon composite frame
• ShearGuardTM hip & thigh gel pads add comfort and support

360 ̊ rotation

• Facilitates safe and efficient rotation of patient
• Rapid horizontal axis rotation in prone or supine positions
• Allows unique, mutiplanar, intraoperative images of spine and pelvis

Complete radiolucency

• Entirely radiolucent frame and support pads
• Unrestricted C-Arm integration
• Allows anterior, posterior, lateral & oblique views intraoperatively
• Permits other fluoroscopic procedures

Minimized blood loss

• Reduces vena caval compression
• Minimizes epidural venus bleeding
• Dramatically improves visualization

If you would like more information on this device, please contact Ganim Medical at 800-522-5909.

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Ganim Medical – your total source for new and pre-owned medical equipment

In today’s economy, healthcare facilities need to stretch their dollars. Ganim Medical has committed all of its resources to help you do just that.

We are your total source for sales and management of new and pre-owned medical equipment, with the largest inventory in the Midwest.  We have aligned ourselves with the leading equipment manufacturers in the business to offer the latest technology.

We offer a full array of asset management services to help your medical facility save money.  From surgery center design and implementation, to trade-up programs, refurbishment of “down, but not out” medical equipment, and liquidation programs, Ganim Medical leads the industry in creating a total solution.

We’ve developed strong, solid relationships with our customers through our unparalleled customer support, providing them with equipment as well as a time-saving resources for needed information.

Ganim Medical’s knowledgeable sales and support staff will provide you with innovative, effective, and economical solutions. Above all, we are committed to building a business relationship with you, based on integrity, honesty, and trust.

Please visit our web site or give us a call at 800-522-5909.


refurbished anesthesia machine
Ganim Medical's selection of pre-owned and refurbished medical equipment and furniture can save you hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars over purchasing new. Click on the above image to view our product offer.
Our biomedical engineering technicians are highly skilled specialists who not only repair medical equipment but also take preventive measures to ensure that your equipment doesn't malfunction at critical moments. Click on the above image for more information.
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