Driver Check List For Hauling an MRI or CT Scanners
Conestoga -- "Covered Wagon".
A flatbed with a tarp in a frame that retracts.
No need to crate - There is no tarp abrasion. .
MRI Shipment Standards
We Move Smaller CT Scanners Also
We normally move them in enclosed trailers !
reprint from Prizmed Imaging
Are You Moving a CT Scanners ?
These units are smaller than MRI units. The average weight of main component is around 4000 pounds. The total shipment weight is about 7500 pounds.
CT Scanners vary in weight and the weight of their components. We will advise haulers of the weights and dims prior to load.
We work with local crews to transfer the larger component using a tilt back trailer. Small items are loaded using a lift gate truck. These units are hauled in straight trucks or sometimes large tractor trailers.
All trailers must have air ride suspension, e-track, straps and limited pads. Load bars are recommended but not mandatory.
Drivers will appreciate the loading experience of the local crews. It is important that each driver review padding and and safe tie down instructions for the local supervisor at the site.
MacroPoint Satellite Tracking connects to the drivers cell phone for continuous monitoring until delivery.
We are part of a TEAM
Our Shipping Team Works with Riggers, Installers and Technicians to move this equipment safely.
Driver / Hauler Page
Shipping an MRI or CT Scanner
Call us at 602 374 4400
Drivers: Read this please if you are transporting an MRI
Fear of The Quench.
A "quench" is, at a minimum, an extremely costly and timely repair. At a maximum, the MRI is all but useless. And this potential issue makes MRI logistics quite a bit more complicated.
Here's why: In order for the MRI's magnet to operate properly, it must run at a temperature near absolute zero (approximately –460°F). To keep it at this temperature, MRI machines use liquid helium, which keeps the the magnet at this temperature. However, if the liquid helium isn't kept at the correct levels, or otherwise reaches its boiling point (approximately -450°F), an accelerated "boil off" can occur and the magnet loses its supercooled state. Without the helium to keep the components supercooled, they heat up, expand, and the machine experiences a "quench".
Now, if you look at the differences in temperature outlined above, there are just a few degrees between properly operating MRI, and a 20-ton paperweight.
What kind of equipment is handled by our medical movers?
Throughout the years, Our professionals have had the opportunity to move just about every type of medical equipment, Whether it be a huge bulky machine or a small, hyper-sensitive precision instrument.
When moving medical equipment, experience matters. Damaged equipment means lost revenue and delays in patient care, so it is absolutely necessary that everything be treated with the utmost care and safety.
For your next medical move, contact Best Move USA. We provide a working estimate, so that you can begin to budget your costs for the transfer.
Drivers - Please Confirm Check Listp
Driver Facts and Assumptions
for shipping used MRI equipment.
Relocating an MRI requires highly specialized industry professionals utilizing the right equipment.
These are time critical transfers of high value and sensitive medical equipment.
Experience Matters - Cost Control Is Key !
Roll Back / Tilt Bed Trucks are a safer method of transferring CT Scanners from ground level to truck height.
Drivers need to be aware that metal cabinets are sensitive to excessive strap tie down pressure. Pulling straps too tight can cause damage.
It is critical that all metal cabinets not be secured too tightly and that corner protectors are used under every strap.
Furniture pads are required to avoid metal to metal contact or products against the side walls of the van.