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MXR Imaging Adds Ultrasound to Platinum Certified Program

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MXR Imaging Inc. has announced the next offering under its Platinum Certified Pre-Owned brand of products, Platinum Certified Ultrasound. Under the Platinum program, all products undergo a documented process that includes the extensive testing and replacement of parts and components of pre-owned diagnostic medical products.

For years, MXR Imaging has been successfully selling GE, Philips, Siemens and Sonosite systems as certified pre-owned ultrasound, both portable and cart-based units. Under the recently launched Platinum Certified brand, these ultrasound systems will now adhere to standards set by MXR’s ISO 13485:2016 certified quality management system and includes parts and labor warranty.

Key requirements for certifying pre-owned ultrasound units under the program include a multi-point refurbishment checklist to bring the equipment to “as new” status, including:

  • Cosmetic: Sanding, repainting of any worn external covers to bring the external unit back to “as new” condition with complete decontamination
  • Mechanical: Replacement of keyboards, buttons and knobs
  • Components/Electronics: Replacement of worn internal components including computer boards
  • Quality Assurance: Full inspection, evaluation of systems and sub-systems to identify and replace high-failure parts

“Many of our customers enjoy the economic advantages of owning an MXR Platinum Certified Ultrasound for two reasons,” stated Lynn Kaplan, vice president – ultrasound division & QA/RA, “1) they lowered their cost of ownership without risk to the patient or dependability of the technology or 2) they were able to upgrade their imaging capabilities by choosing a pre-owned model with more functionality and features than their budget would have allowed if they had chosen a new system.”

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