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What to Expect During Your Cath Lab Project

Posted by David McAndrews

Apr 15, 2014 8:50:00 AM

Cath_Lab_Project_Walk_ThroughFrom selection, to budgeting, to installation, to ongoing maintenance- the links below will take you to articles that will walk you through the major steps of a cath lab project. These articles are based on the experiences the Block Imaging team has had over the last 15 years of selling and installing interventional equipment and, more recently, refurbishing and servicing it. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio

CT Coronary Angiography: Why Do I Need a 64-Slice CT Scanner?

Posted by Becka Bowden

Mar 12, 2014 3:35:47 PM

64_Slice_CT_Coronary_AngiographyUsing a 64-Slice CT scanner for coronary angiography has been a growing trend in hospitals in recent years. These scanners first entered the CT market in 2004 and have enjoyed increasing popularity across the US, especially in teaching hospitals. 

There are, of course, other pieces of equipment that can be used to get the same diagnosis, but 64-slice CT presents advantages over both of them in several areas. Read on to see why, if you intend to study hearts, a 64-slice CT scanner should be a leading contender for your next imaging purchase. 

 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, CT scanner

Why I Would Never Own a Digital Cath Lab Without a Service Contract

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Dec 19, 2013 10:14:38 AM

Cath Lab Service ContractsI'm sure we've all stood at the checkout line at Best Buy before. Maybe you've just bought a new HDTV- you're excited to go home, mount it on the wall, and fire up Star Wars on Blu-Ray, when the cashier asks the question, "Do you want to pay an additional $99 to extend the 3-year warranty?"

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts

How Much Can I Save with a Refurbished Cath Lab?

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Nov 21, 2013 9:30:00 AM

Refurbished Cath Lab SavingsMost of us expect to pay much less for something that is refurbished than something that is new. That's a perfectly reasonable expectation and one that holds as true for interventional equipment as any product. With that expectation intact, the question becomes, "Exactly how much do I stand to save by buying a refurbished cath lab?"

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, X-ray

Cath Lab Tube Market Overview 2013

Posted by Jason Crawford

Oct 23, 2013 11:21:00 AM

Cath Lab Tubes TrendsWe're just a couple of months out from the end of 2013 and the beginning of a whole new year of imaging equipment decision making. In keeping with, we asked the president of Block Imaging Parts & Service to tell us about current trends in the cath lab tube market and what they might mean for parts purchasing in 2014.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Parts, X-ray

Digital Cath Lab Comparison: Cardiac and Peripheral

Posted by Shelly Middleton

Aug 5, 2013 5:43:00 PM

Cardiac vs. Peripheral Cath LabInterventional cath labs are instrumental in diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases. Recent advances in digital cath lab imaging are able to do this with even greater image quality and reduced radiation exposure for patients. Models are available on the market to accommodate cardiac procedures and peripheral procedures. Some systems are even flexible enough to do a little of both. This brief comparison will explore the field of view (FoV) of systems for each of these specialties and give a few popular examples of each from leading manufacturers.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, X-ray

Bi-Plane Cath Labs vs Single-Plane Cath Labs

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Jun 27, 2013 10:36:00 AM

Bi Plane vs Single Plane

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio

Cath Lab Positioners: Floor-Mounted vs Ceiling-Mounted

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Jun 19, 2013 3:06:00 PM

Floor mounted cath lab vs ceiling mounted cath labWhen you begin searching for your best cath lab system it’s easy to get wrapped up in technical spec- software, detectors, generators, etc. All of these things are very important in capturing patient images, but as you consider them, don’t forget the other side of the cath lab experience: doctor and technician workflow.
 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, X-ray

Cath Lab Parts & Service Costs

Posted by Chris Sharrock

May 28, 2013 1:38:00 PM

Cath Lab Parts and Service CostsAs you do the homework on your next cath lab purchasing decision, at some point, you’re more than likely to ask, “How much will this equipment cost me in ongoing maintenance?” That’s a good question and we’re ready to offer a good answer for a couple different levels of risk tolerance. 

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Service, X-ray, Parts & Service

GE LC Cath Lab Price Cost Guide

Posted by David McAndrews

Apr 9, 2013 9:20:00 AM

GE LC Cath Lab pricingEven here in the digital age there are a number of scenarios where the purchase of an analog cath/angio system may still be the best choice. Among the most common analog systems available on the used and refurbished cath lab market is the GE LC Series of analog cath labs.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

    

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