By Erin Register
Premier Imaging Medical Systems (PIMS) has been in business for more than 30 years. The company started with processor service and has continuously grown into a full service, 27,000-plus square foot facility in Rome, Georgia.
PIMS is an ISO 9001 facility that specializes in refurbished GE equipment. The company also provides full service biomed support of new and used equipment. The PIMS staff includes engineers with a combined work experience of 100+ years in the field. The average engineer has been with the company for 10+ years, resulting in stability and knowledge that is passed on to customers.
Premier Imaging is a member of the Association of Medical Service Providers (AMSP), the premier national association of independent service and products providers to the healthcare technology industry.
ICE magazine learned more about PIMS in a recent interview.
Q: How does PIMS stand out in the medical imaging field?
A: A few years ago, we saw an opportunity due to GE Legacy camera tubes no longer being available. Therefore, PIMS developed an imaging system to allow for a Windows 10 update with a CMOS camera or dynamic flat panel. We have progressed to the Precision 500, which has some key discontinued components and designed an imaging system to install a dynamic flat panel. These workhorse systems have been installed in hospitals and imaging centers for years. PIMS is bringing these systems up to current technology. Our exclusive imaging system offers new features including the ability to record 30-minute fluoro loops, network security and also auto dose reporting, with typically 50% dose reduction.
Can any facility say that their reimbursement for fluoro is going up? Can any facility say they are making a profit on fluoro exams? The answer to both is unequivocally no! PIMS allows you to meet your fluoroscopy imaging commitment and preserve your capital budget for more profitable modalities. We are the only company in the world doing GE fluoro upgrades for Legacy and P500s.
Q: What are some of the services and products you offer?
A: PIMS provides a full range of both imaging and biomedical sales and services, including refurbishment of equipment. We distribute nationwide through a dealer network. We are excited that we can bring products to market that keep health care affordable.
Q: What has been your company’s biggest achievement?
A: It is achieving ISO quality standards and expanding nationwide.
Q: What is on the horizon for your company?
A: Building off our current imaging systems, we plan on developing some very unique modalities.
Q: Is there anything else you would like our readers to know?
A: PIMS does refurbishment of OEC C-arms, GE CT scanners, GE cath labs, GE R&F rooms and almost any manufacturer’s radiographic rooms.
For more information about Premier Imaging Medical Systems, Inc., visit www.premierims.com.