At SWMR, we understand the critical role your imaging system plays in delivering accurate diagnoses and providing high-quality healthcare. One crucial component of your imaging system that requires special attention, especially during the scorching summer months, is the magnet. In this blog, we’ll explore the… Read More »Protecting Your MRI’s Magnet: Essential Tips for the Summer Season
Don McCormack III
How Will the Ukraine Crisis Impact an Already Low Supply of Liquid Helium? Prepare Your Medical Imaging Business for Another Round of Shortages and High Cost for Helium Refills The effects of the international turmoil in Ukraine and Russia is having an economic impact on… Read More »The Ukraine Crisis & The Helium Shortage
Increase Scan Time to Provide the Best Patient Care Before purchasing a mobile scanner, it is important to assess your current set-up to determine how you can design it to decrease downtime for your mobile imaging equipment. You may be surprised to learn that the… Read More »What Causes Downtime for Mobile Imaging Equipment?
The Basic Components of a Mobile MRI and Why You Need to Know Them What is a Mobile MRI Scanner? Let’s begin with a brief overview of the MRI mobile unit configuration. A mobile MRI unit is a self-contained suite that houses the scanner, control… Read More »Mobile MRI Scanner Basic Configuration
SouthWest Medical Resources Opening New Midwest Branch Expansion Reflects SouthWest’s Commitment to a Nationwide Customer Base [Chicago, IL – February 12, 2021] – SouthWest Medical Resources (SWMR) is opening a new office outside of Chicago, close to the O’Hare International Airport, to expand their service,… Read More »SWMR Midwest Expansion
What is End of Life? When an OEM, such as GE, decides that a system is at the “end of serviceable life,” what they are basically saying is that they will no longer be making parts for that machine. You may have heard this term… Read More »What Does “End of Life” Mean for Your GE MRI Scanner?
Don McCormack explains how a unique perspective has helped to form the structure and success of SWMR
A Unique Perspective By unique circumstances, I was fortunate enough to work for the OEM in a timeframe when there were many, many generations of equipment coming through. In my lifespan with the OEM, I lived with them for 15 years, they were my job,… Read More »Don McCormack explains how a unique perspective has helped to form the structure and success of SWMR
The helium that powers MRI machines is not the same as the kind that makes your voice sound like Alvin the Chipmunk. But you probably already knew that. Liquid Helium, as opposed to a gas, is used as a cryogenic refrigerant. In this form, it… Read More »Your MRI and Liquid Helium
It is common for us to go in and do really high-end calibration, maybe a passive shim or a supercon shim, for a company that has the ability to service equipment, but doesn’t have the ability to do some of the specialized work. Our direct… Read More »The company service companies rely on