RSTI-Exchange.com - Pre-Owned Medical Imaging Devices

10.28.2013

RSTI has spent the better part of 18 months working on the launch of our new used equipment website for diagnostic imaging equipment. Yes, it is sleek, fast and full of the information you need to make an intelligent decision about buying from us or selling to us. Since you may not understand the reasons behind our decision to expand this business, I thought I would take a minute and give you a verbal tour (not virtual) of our reasoning from start to finish.

 

  1.  For the last 13 years of our 28 year history the imaging world has been turned upside down with advances in technology. Camera tubes became CCD cameras and CCDs were replaced by CR imagers, and finally true DR arrived starting in Mammography.
  2. RSTI had to make the choice of teaching students from an historical/analog perspective, which would save time, money and talent requirements or boldly go where no other training center had gone before. Going into the mysterious digital world of diagnostic imaging was indeed a daunting task with high risk written all over it.
  3. Within our tiny organization we had to decide if we wanted to be in the major leagues or stay triple A forever and follow the path of other companies that only look backwards with 20/20 vision. Think of those companies that never believed we would have a gasoline engine, a plane that would fly, or a laptop, a cell phone or new an actual computer on your wrist or to wear as glasses.
  4.  Technology in any industry that will provide faster, better actionable results is the wave of the 21st century. You can get on or get buried in someone else’s wake.

 

RSTI chose to launch a two-pronged approach about 10 years ago, geared to maintain the existing analog franchise and usher in digital change. Out went the old equation for success and in came “debt service,” a term not generally used in imaging training. Here is how that progressed for us:

 

  1.  Hologic, Inc. hired us to teach their then brand new digital breast mammography system, aka Selenia. We studied with their engineers and their service organization over an extended period of time, never really knowing that they planted a seed that would germinate over time allowing us to grow for the subsequent 10 years.
  2.  From there came Phase 5 and PACS, and it’s been downhill ever since.
  3.  We went from 10-15 year old equipment to 5 year old equipment in a blink of the eye.

 

In order to keep up with technology change, we had to sell what we owned and buy what we needed. This simple cycle of keeping training on the leading edge spawned the need for a new business of buying and selling used imaging equipment. Today this fledgling business has grown into its own business segment at RSTI, and it is called:

RSTI EXCHANGE, INC.

This new business has launched online (rsti-exchange.com), replete with a whole new look at how to buy and sell imaging equipment. The goal will always be to feed our training labs with new, vital technology, but now we are proud to lend our expertise to buying and selling globally, installing and de-installing.

Take a look at the website, and then ask yourself, “why would I buy or sell my equipment anywhere else than my training center?” We are a 28 year old company that is still standing and providing top notch credentials for service repair and maintenance across the globe. Our educational mantra will remain the same: The right equipment, the right curriculum and the right instructor will save hospitals and ISOs time and money into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Our used equipment mantra will be revised to look like this: The finest equipment our customer can afford guaranteed to be in excellent working condition, because it has been purchased, repaired and maintained by the men and women of RSTI.

RSTI-EXCHANGE = LIFECYCLE REDEFINED

ANYTHING YOU BUY, SELL OR DONATE TO US WILL NEVER END UP IN A DUMPSTER. WE WILL USE IT, CONSUME IT, SELL IT, DONATE IT OR RECYCLE IT. WE WILL COMPLETE THE LIFECYCLE BY MAXIMIZING ITS USEFUL VALUE OVER TIME. AT RSTIEXCHANGE WE WASTE NOTHING!

www.rsti-exchange.com


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