About MedWOW

MedWOW is THE multilingual online marketplace for trading medical equipment and connecting buyers and sellers globally.

Hundreds of thousands of complete systems, parts, accessories, and medical supplies are posted for sale and auction!

The user-friendly, international website connects buyers, sellers and service providers of medical equipment from all over the world by offering: comprehensive professional services, unprecedented reliability, multilingual customer support and top value.

Online Marketplace for Used Medical Equipment Launches Global Franchise Network

The demand for used medical equipment has experienced a significant rise, especially in international markets. International trade of used medical equipment has been greatly facilitated by the internet - particularly online marketplaces that are geared at the global market, which have enabled international buyers and sellers to find a world of options that they may have otherwise not had access to.


MedWOW.com - an online marketplace for buying and selling used medical equipment, has put a considerable effort in assisting the international market with trade. The multilingual site which is available in English, Spanish, French, Russian and Arabic, with additional languages on the way, has received overwhelming demand from its international users. In response to the needs of its users around the world, MedWOW has expanded its operations by recently launching an international Franchise Program which accommodates the international market.
MedWOW’s Franchise Program enables qualified organizations from around the world to join the MedWOW brand and offer the website's services in their territory.

The franchise program offers reputable key-players in the medical equipment industry the opportunity to expand their existing business by giving them the rights to market MedWOW to end-users in their territories, such as: hospitals, laboratories, private clinics, dental clinics, veterinary centers, etc.

As part of the Franchise Program, MedWOW’s franchisees are given the rights to conduct business activities on behalf of MedWOW in their territory, such as: advertising and marketing MedWOW, establishing help desk services to assist clients, penetrating the local market by means of face-to-face meetings, telemarketing initiatives, email, fax, and postal campaigns. In return, franchisees receive a share of all incoming profits that MedWOW generates as a result of user activities on the site from members in their territories.

Becoming a MedWOW franchisee is a smart business move with minimal risks involved, since the franchise can be operated as a supplementary business to the franchisee’s existing company. Additionally, MedWOW’s franchise program is structured in such a way that it enables franchisees to capitalize from their existing industry contacts in their MedWOW franchise.

Learn more about MedWOW’s Franchise Program.

Online Used Medical Equipment Auctions On the Rise

The used medical equipment industry has seen a significant shift into the ecommerce world as of late. With an increasing amount of used medical equipment buyers turning to online marketplaces to acquire equipment, sellers using these online distribution channels have recognized that giving buyers various options to purchase their equipment has a favorable impact on their sales.

While the traditional method of selling used medical equipment online is still very popular amongst many buyers, another large segment of buyers prefer purchasing equipment through online auctions.

The popularity of used medical equipment auctions has been on the rise due to the mutual advantages that they offer both buyers and sellers in the industry. Since auctions implement a bidding functionality into transactions, a win-win situation is established for sellers and buyers alike. By bidding, a buyer sets the price at which he/she is willing to purchase an item if he/she is the winning bidder at the auction’s closing. Similarly, sellers that post items on auction ultimately receive the highest possible true market value for their items, if their auction closes successfully.

Several online marketplaces offer sellers the ability to post used medical equipment auctions and sell their items to the highest bidder, however most of these sites charge a fee for this service. One specialized marketplace for buying and selling pre-owned medical equipment that recently eliminated their auction posting fee is MedWOW.com. Sellers can now post their used medical equipment for auction free of charge. According to MedWOW, this change was implemented to broaden the selling options for sellers.

The site also provides sellers with the option of posting a Purchase Now price on the items which they list on auction, enabling buyers to immediately purchase those items at the preset price, before the listed closing date of the auction.

View recently posted used medical equipment auctions on MedWOW.
About MedWOW
MedWOW.com is an innovative online marketplace specifically designed for used medical equipment professionals. The site connects buyers, sellers and service providers from around the world through unique online tools and features.
To learn more about MedWOW, please click here .

Contact:
Tel: + 357 22 022508
Fax: + 357 22 022509
Email: Service@MedWOW.com
http://www.MedWOW.com

Increase Your Used Medical Equipment Sales with Video Tours

The internet has been an excellent channel for used medical equipment sellers to expand their sales. Sellers in the industry often use online marketplaces to help showcase their inventory to buyers and expand their client base. While there are several ways that buyers can purchase used medical equipment online, websites with comprehensive details included in their listings generally have heightened popularity amongst buyers. Advanced features, such as video tours, can help bring an item’s listing to life, even if only virtually, buyers can really get a sense of the item by viewing a video tour of it.

MedWOW.com, a global marketplace for pre-owned medical equipment, has recognized buyers’ wishes to have comprehensive visual representations of items on the site, and have therefore released video tour capabilities that can be added to seller’s listings. One of the main reasons buyers turn to MedWOW is because of the comprehensive information included in item postings – the video capabilities take this edge to a whole new level.

MedWOW is encouraging its sellers to upload video clips whenever available, as this new video option provides them with upper hand that allows them to showcase their items to buyers. Postings with videos appear first on MedWOW’s search result pages, and therefore sellers that post items with video clips increase their exposure, views, and ultimately sales potential. Similarly, since postings with video clips can help answer buyers’ questions before they even ask them, sellers are more likely to receive requests from buyers that are ready to buy, as opposed to receiving general inquiries about the item’s physical condition.

About MedWOW
MedWOW.com is an innovative online marketplace specifically designed for used medical equipment professionals. The site connects buyers, sellers and service providers from around the world through unique online tools and features.To learn more about MedWOW, please click here.

Contact:
Tel: + 357 22 022508
Fax: + 357 22 022509
Email: Service@MedWOW.com
http://www.medwow.com/

Online Marketplace Simplifies Finding Medical Parts & Accessories

Medical facilities regularly experience situations when medical equipment that has ceased to function is attributed to a broken or damaged part or accessory. When dealing with devices that are used to monitor, treat, and diagnose patients, a malfunctioning part or accessory can have huge implications on the facility’s capacity to provide effective medical services. Facilities therefore feel that it is imperative to find appropriate replacement parts and accessories for medical equipment that is out of order, so that the device can quickly be restored into working order and be capable of providing medical solutions to patients. Nevertheless, finding a replacement part or accessory for a medical device may not always be the easiest task to tackle since there are so many different variations of devices, models, compatibility issues, and other contributing elements which can make finding the right part an extremely confusing experience.

MedWOW.com - a global marketplace for pre-owned medical equipment has recognized the issue that medical facilities face when seeking to find replacement parts or accessories for their equipment. The site has developed two unique catalogs in addition to its complete systems catalog – one devoted solely to medical parts and the other to medical accessories. The site’s dedicated catalogs make finding the right item a quick and simple task, and MedWOW is the only marketplace in its class offering such advanced capabilities.

When searching for a part or an accessory, precision is key - a simple discrepancy in a part or accessory number may mean that the part will be incompatible with the device. Therefore, MedWOW offers users precise filtering options which allow them to narrow down search results without having to browse irrelevant listings.

In addition to the filtering options, MedWOW’s users can search by very specific parameters such as the part or accessory’s name, number and version.

Another element that is a common issue for facilities in search of replacement parts or accessories is the compatibility factor; some parts or accessories are compatible with more than one model, and if not previously informed, facilities can aimlessly search for items under the wrong model name. Both MedWOW’s parts and accessories catalogs save user’s time and increase the accuracy of his/her searches by displaying a unique feature that indicates all of the models that a part or an accessory is compatible with.

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About MedWOW
MedWOW.com is an innovative online marketplace specifically designed for used medical equipment professionals. The site connects buyers, sellers and service providers from around the world through unique online tools and features.
To learn more about MedWOW, please click here.

Contact:
Tel: + 357 22 022508
Fax: + 357 22 022509
Email: Service@MedWOW.com
http://www.MedWOW.com

Online Solution for Buying & Selling Used Ambulances and Emergency Vehicles

Buying and selling used medical equipment can be an economic solution for medical facilities that are in need of equipment replacements, and also assist in generating additional funds from surplus equipment that is no longer required by these facilities. When it comes to emergency vehicles, the acquisition of used ambulances is often a significantly more cost effective alternative which can still provide the features sought after.

While buying and selling used ambulances may seem quick and simple, it may not always be so easy to find a source with the exact models of used ambulances that the facility is looking for. One online source that has a wide range of used ambulances posted by different sellers from all over the world is MedWOW.com - a leading global marketplace for pre-owned medical equipment, parts and accessories.

The used ambulances posted on MedWOW include various models from numerous manufacturers. The site’s search engine even allows facilities to find the exact emergency vehicle that they are in search of, using filtering options which narrow down search results by parameters such as the ambulance’s manufacturer, model, price range, year manufactured, location and additional factors. Used ambulance listings on MedWOW even include details which may have a significant impact on the purchase, such as the vehicle’s mileage.

In addition to finding models that can potentially be purchased, sellers of emergency vehicles can post used ambulances on MedWOW and receive a global exposure to potential buyers. Posting is free on MedWOW, and sellers can determine if they would like to sell their equipment by regular sale or auction.

To view used ambulances posted on MedWOW, please visit http://www.medwow.com/used-ambulance-equipment/679.med

How to Buy Used CT Scanners

Buying used medical equipment can be an economic solution to your facility’s equipment needs. Although the financial benefits to purchasing used medical equipment may be clear-cut, there are plenty of factors that medical facilities must take into consideration before purchasing used medical equipment, especially with expensive devices such as used CT scanners. MedWOW.com, an online marketplace for buying and selling used medical equipment has written “A Professional Guide to Purchasing Used Medical Equipment” - a comprehensive eBook containing thousands of buying tips for over 200 of the most popular medical devices, including used CT scanners.
  1. A mid-range 16-slice system can adequately perform most routine clinical exams.
  2. Wide bore scanners, which are similar systems with larger gantry apertures, are appropriate for oncology exams, and are also useful for scanning bariatric patients.
  3. Systems with more and thinner slices in one rotation, can handle more complex exams and more varied patient populations. The incremental benefit actually decreases as the number of slices that can be acquired increases. The smallest slice width on a 4-slice scanner, for example, is the same as that on a 16-slice scanner.
  4. Most exams do not require the smallest slice width. For slices wider than 5 mm, there is no difference between 4-slice and 16-slice systems.
  5. Systems may also be different in the speed of image reconstruction. Acquiring more slices is not advantageous if patient throughput is held up by slow image reconstruction. There is no point in buying a very high specification computer that will rarely be utilized.
  6. Before buying a CT system, facilities must evaluate patient population, clinical needs, and desired throughput. Low-volume facilities, for example, will not benefit much from the more efficient use of the x-ray tube on a 16-slice scanner to justify its replacement cost.
  7. Buyers should consider several design features before purchasing a CT scanner. The basic clinical applications are quite similar for units from various manufacturers. The differences between top-of-the-line units and less sophisticated ones generally involve cycle time, spatial resolution, data-storage features, and helical scanning protocols.
  8. Buyers are encouraged to examine any CT scanner model they are considering, while it is operating.
  9. Specially air-conditioned computer rooms are still required in some cases, although distributed processing in the construction of CT scanners has eliminated the need for them.
  10. The reliability of the scanner system can be harmed if adequate air-conditioning for the computer equipment is not provided. This ultimately shortens its useful life. The existing hospital air-conditioning system cannot be used in most cases since its operation is connected to outdoor weather and since many times it is already operating close to capacity.
  11. The ability of the scanner to make artifact-free images often depends strongly on the electrical power energizing the instrument. Buyers should install surge suppressors and means for automatic disconnection if the power fails.
  12. Installation time varies among suppliers and may range from one week to two months. The most common installation period is two weeks.
  13. Adequate training is a must due to the complexity of CT scanners. The training usually consists of one or more visits to the site by an instructor provided by the supplier. These visits can last 3-4 days, but longer visits are often desirable, depending on the expertise and experience within the facility. Users should arrange for follow-up visits 3-6 months after installation.

How to Purchase Used MRI Securely & Effectively

Buying used medical equipment can be an economic solution to medical facilities, hospitals, or any individual otherwise involved in purchasing used medical equipment. Although the financial benefits to purchasing used medical equipment may be clear-cut, there are plenty of factors that must be taken into consideration before purchasing used medical equipment, especially with expensive devices such as used MRI.

MedWOW.com, an online marketplace for buying and selling used medical equipment has written “A Professional Guide to Purchasing Used Medical Equipment” - a comprehensive eBook containing thousands of buying tips for over 200 of the most popular medical devices, including used MRI’s. This guide ensures that buyers of used medical equipment get the most out of their used medical equipment purchases.

Following is an example from MedWOW’s guide - Tips for purchasing used MRIs:
1.When purchasing an MRI system, facilities should consider these components: the magnet, gradient system & computer.

2.As for the magnet, it should produce a highly homogeneous magnetic field covering as wide a field of view as possible and provide as much patient space as possible.
3. The image resolution is higher when the gradient system is faster, but than the field of view is smaller.

4. Keeping up with the magnet, so that images are instantly available while the scan progresses, is the computer system's task.

5. Facilities should also consider the site requirements, which are specific to each institution. In this area, three issues should be examined: the extent of the magnetic field, the area occupied by the magnet, and the weight of the magnet.

6. When selecting the MRI site, the two most important planning considerations are the fringe field and the need for a site free from ambient RF electrical noise. A permanent magnet has a minimal fringe field, but needs careful preconstruction planning because of its tremendous weight.

7. To contain the magnetic fringe field of resistive and superconducting electromagnet systems, shielding can be used. The fringe field could cause problems at some sites without shielding.

8. To contain the fringe field, two approaches are used: active and passive shielding. Active shielding is a design feature of the magnet, while the passive shielding involves the use of steel around the magnet.

9. Generally, the size of the controlled-access area increases as the operational field strength increases, for the fringe fields created by superconducting and resistive magnets. The recommended general-public access limit is 5 G. The distance to the 5 G line ranges from approximately 9 meters for a 0.5 T magnet to 13 meters for a 1.5 T magnet. For a 3.0 T magnet, the 5 G line is about one meter further from the isocenter than it is for a 1.5 T magnet, and therefore larger safety boundaries are required.

10. With active magnet shielding, the distance to the 5 G line can be drastically reduced to less than 4 meters for a shielded 1.5 T magnet and less than 3 meters for a shielded 0.5 T magnet.
11. Fringe fields are 3-D; so for higher field strengths, areas on the floors above and below the imaging facility may also need controlled access and/or shielding.

12. Careful site selection is required. The operation of gamma cameras, CRT displays, electroencephalogram and electrocardiogram monitors, and image intensifiers - are all affected by the magnetic field; ferromagnetic material in the surrounding area affects the homogeneity of the static magnetic field.

13. Users can partially compensate for the effects of large stationary masses on field uniformity by placing corresponding masses of ferromagnetic material in a symmetric position in the magnet area. A careful site selection can eliminate moving ferromagnetic objects such as elevators, automobiles, or forklifts.

14. To address the problems associated with the fringe field, active shielding can be used, as well as close-fitting steel shields integral to the magnet, or steel shielding in the walls around the magnet. If users wish to install large steel sheets of magnetic shielding, they should keep in mind that these are expensive, and require innovative construction techniques because of the weight involved.

15. Facilities should be sure to include all these extra precautions in early design considerations because they raise the cost of construction. Implementation after installation may be even more costly. Actively shielded magnets have significantly reduced fringe fields and generally do not require steel shielding.

16. External ambient RF signals can degrade image quality below diagnostically acceptable levels; so even in the most complex MRI system, the magnet assembly must have some type of RF shielding. These shield assemblies usually consist of a complete room of copper or aluminum sheets bonded to a composite plywood support. Physical and visual access to the room is provided by special door assemblies and window coverings shielded with copper screening.

17. Specialists should install, fine-tune, and maintain the equipment since MRI technology is especially complex and sensitive. Experts should train physicians and technologists and answer their questions.

18. Facilities should choose a supplier whose local service and training resources are extensive and reliable. The availability of such resources should be guaranteed in writing within any contract between the supplier and the buyer.

19. To facilitate future additions to the network, all newly purchased equipment must be compatible with DICOM 3.0. DICOM conformance statements should be provided by the suppliers and should explain in detail what information objects, service classes, and data encoding are supported by their systems. All statements should share the same format and vocabulary to facilitate comparisons among suppliers.

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