Entries by Lorna Young

COVID-19 Cut Ultrasound Exam Volume by 50% in April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a 50% decline in exam volume in April 2020, at hospitals using general ultrasound equipment, according to a new report from IMV Medical Information Division. But hospitals are seeing volume rebound as they plan a return to normal operations. The report found that an estimated 38.5 million patient exams were […]

“Top 5” Quiz on the Use of Post-Warranty Service Contracts for Diagnostic Imaging Equipment in U.S. Hospitals

Take this “top 5” pop quiz and then view the answers! The answers are drawn from IMV’s 2020 Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Service Outlook Report which provides insight into the types of post-warranty service arrangements used by U.S. hospitals for eleven key imaging modalities: CT, MRI, PET/CT, nuclear medicine/SPECT cameras, fixed C-arms, portable C-arms, fixed and […]

While COVID-19 Has Impacted the Need for “Break-and-Fix” Service Support in the Short Term, Lessons Learned from COVID Will be Part of the New Normal

As mentioned in our June 2nd blog highlighting some results from IMV’s newly published 2020 Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Service Outlook Report, the types of support services hospitals typically have in their current service contracts are the classic “break-and-fix” and preventive maintenance (PM) services, including “PM visits during routine working hours,” “technical support by telephone,” “contracted […]

Imaging Departments in U.S. Hospitals Increasingly Focused on Value-Added Support Services beyond “Break-and-Fix”

In today’s fast-paced and changing healthcare market, hospitals are closely scrutinizing their total cost of ownership for diagnostic imaging equipment. With ongoing pressure on their revenue sources, coverage for equipment maintenance, repair, and value-added services continue to be critical considerations in such budgetary decisions, according to IMV’s newly published 2020 Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Service Outlook […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Imaging Facilities in the US and Europe

IMV has been conducting its COVID-19 Imaging Facilities Tracking Study since April 10, 2020 on a biweekly basis, surveying imaging professionals in the United States and Europe about the impact of COVID-19 on their procedure volume, imaging budgets, and department operations. The Wave 2 data collection was completed on May 7th, and maps of the […]