Xybix vs. the Competition
Some people can take their desks for granted. Not so radiologists. They need to remain alert and healthy to power through a high volume of work, and a solid imaging desk can play a big part in that. The right desk can offer a quiet, appropriately-lit, comfortable environment that makes it easy to view multiple monitors while sitting or standing in the proper ergonomic fashion to reduce eyestrain and musculoskeletal injuries. In addition, these desks need to be workhorses able to manage 100+lbs and $100K worth of monitors.
That’s why all the healthcare imaging desks that we compare provide all the basics. These desks can all support multiple heavy monitors and they expertly manage cables to ensure that expensive equipment isn’t accidently yanked down. Imaging desks are all height adjustable for ergonomics and sit-to-stand flexibility. Finally, to provide proper lighting for reading scans, optional bias and task lighting is available.
Where the differences arise in imaging desks is in ergonomics and value. All vendors give a nod to ergonomics, some with the enthusiasm of a bobblehead and others with a slight dip of the chin. And yet a desk that offers proper ergonomics for all shows that you value your employees—your most significant asset—and want to protect their health.
Speaking of value, you definitely want to consider longevity and cost per year while price shopping healthcare imaging desks. For example, a $6,000 desk may seem like a bargain. But if the $6,000 desk only lasts 5 years, you just paid $1,200 per year. A better bet is a $10,000 desk with a 12-year lifespan running about $830 per year. Chances are, the $10,000 desk lasts longer because it’s made better, meaning less breakdowns and service issues as well. In fact, you’ll often see differences in product warranties that indicate confidence—or lack thereof—in quality and craftsmanship.
To help you compare healthcare imaging desks, we’ve done the groundwork for you. Please read on, and feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.