Your Guide to Medical Imaging Equipment

Enjoy these tips, tricks and insights that answer 100's of questions we've received from radiology and imaging professionals that need help buying, selling, servicing and maintaining their medical imaging equipment: MRI, CT, C-Arm, Digital X-ray, PET/CT and Women's Health. We extend the life of imaging equipment so that health care providers worldwide can extend the lives of patients. This is why we answer your imaging equipment questions.

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Selling Your Hologic Selenia Digital Mammography System

Posted by Jason Block

Mar 7, 2014 10:01:00 AM

Hologic_Selenia_Selling_Tips-1Those of you considering selling your Hologic Selenia digital mammography machine may have seen our recent post on GE digital mammos and wondered, "Hey! Where's ours?" 

A reasonable question, but don't worry- we've compiled all the same info for your equipment below: what to capture images of, average selling prices, and where to turn next in your selling process.

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Topics: Selling Imaging Equipment, Mammography

Selling Your GE Digital Mammography System

Posted by Jason Block

Feb 10, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Sell_GE_Digital_Mammo_2Upgrading, consolidating, closing- there are a variety of reasons why you may be selling your GE digital mammography unit. Whatever the case, there are certain things buyers will want to know and see before they consider your system.

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Topics: Selling Imaging Equipment, Mammography

Mammography vs. Breast MRI for Breast Cancer Detection

Posted by Garth Immelman

Jan 29, 2014 9:00:00 AM


Customers have asked us the question: “What’s the difference between getting a breast MRI versus a regular mammogram using a mammography machine?” This is a great question, the answer to which highlights the separate strengths of these modalities.

Each machine has its advantages and disadvantages that result in one being more suitable for general screening (mammography) and the other more suitable for diagnosis and staging (MRI).

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Topics: MRI, Mammography

How to Rotate a GE 2000D Mammo Gantry Without Power

Posted by Jordan Schneider

Jan 20, 2014 10:59:00 AM

Manual_2000D_Gantry_RotationWhether your GE 2000D digital mammo is disconnected from power for service, relocation, or both, you may find yourself wishing you had rotated the gantry before the power got cut, especially if you're hoping to remove the detector. If that sounds like you, don't worry; there's an easy way to rotate your gantry manually.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts, Mammography

Considering a Used Hologic Selenia? Read this First

Posted by Jason Block

Oct 7, 2013 9:02:00 AM

Selenia Screening MammoIf you're considering the purchase of a Hologic Selenia digital mammography unit, know that they come in a couple of varieties with some different capabilities. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Mammography

Preparing for Your Digital Mammography Project

Posted by Jason Block

Sep 23, 2013 5:16:00 PM

Digital Mammo Site PrepAt Block Imaging, we subscribe to the “measure twice, cut once” philosophy. Nothing is more frustrating for all parties involved than when a Senographe 2000D, DS, Essential, Hologic Selenia, or any other digital mammo arrives on site and the anticipated room has problems with size, HVAC, power, cable drops, etc. All of this can be prevented with proper advance planning.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Project Management, Mammography

GE Digital Mammography: 4 Things to Ask Before You Buy

Posted by Jason Block

Aug 28, 2013 11:00:00 AM

GE Digital ask before buyGE Senographe 2000D, Senographe 2000DS, Senographe Essential- Google any of these systems and you’ll be sure to find “for sale” postings. You may even find one at an eye-poppingly low price and think you’ve hit the jackpot. Maybe you have. Or, maybe the price is low because the care with which the system was deinstalled, shipped, and stored was also low.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Mammography

Digital Mammography Detectors Compared: Cesium Iodide vs. Selenium

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Jul 18, 2013 3:11:00 PM

Digital Mammo Cesium vs. SeleniumDigital technology in general represents a step forward in mammography image quality from analog systems. Even so, there is a spectrum of image resolution levels within the digital set.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, X-ray, Mammography

Lorad MultiCare Stereotactic Tables Compared

Posted by Jason Block

Jul 10, 2013 4:41:00 PM

Lorad MultiCare SeriesLooking for a prone stereotactic table? Or perhaps you're seeking parts or engineering coverage for your existing system. How fortuitous! We're going to tell you about 3 stereotactic tables you're likely to come across as you search for your next prone biopsy equipment purchase, service agreement, or spare parts solution. We'll also fill you in on where these tables stand with OEM support coverage.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Mammography

Siemens Mammomat Novation Detector Error Codes? Try These Steps

Posted by John Smithson

Jul 8, 2013 4:44:00 PM

Novation Detector DiagnosisIf you’re a Siemens Mammomat Novation owner and you're looking at this article, the odds are good that you’ve recently seen one of the lovely communication errors pictured below. 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service, Mammography


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