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 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 healthcare providers worldwide can extend the lives of patients. This is why we answer your imaging equipment questions.

~ Block Imaging Team

How Much Does It Cost to Lease a Siemens Sensation 64?

Posted by Paul Crawford

Jan 16, 2019 12:30:00 PM

Sensation-64-lease-cost

If you're reading this blog post, you already know 3 things:

1. You need to upgrade your facility's equipment

2. You can accomplish this much more affordably with a refurbished CT scanner

3. One of the systems that can best meet your CT needs is a Siemens Sensation 64-slice

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Financing

The Current State of Helium/Cryogen Supply in Medical Imaging

Posted by Simeon Lowe

Jan 15, 2019 3:07:00 PM

Helium-Shortage-MRI

Not long ago, MRI users saw a shortage in the liquid helium supply that lasted several years. This was followed, until recently, by a period of recovery as government stockpiles were opened and a portion of that stored helium was released onto the market. Now, however, there is a sort of "shortage 2.0" in effect. To help all you MRI users better understand the scenario this time around, we'll share some details about the current shortage and what you can expect from it.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Service, medical imaging news

Orthoscan MDI vs. Orthoscan FD

Posted by Gary Dodge

Jan 11, 2019 4:53:00 PM

Orthoscan-MDI-vs-Orthoscan-FD

From an imaging chain standpoint, the Orthoscan MDI and the Orthoscan FD mini C-arms have a lot in common: kV range, mA range, detector resolution, pixel spacing. They also have a fair amount of overlap in terms of applications: podiatry, orthopedics, sports medicine. In spite of all this common ground, however, there are some big differences between these two systems that are worth noting if you're considering an Orthoscan for your next mini C-arm acquisition. Below, we'll compare the Orthoscan MDI and the Orthoscan FD side-by-side to demonstrate their separate strengths.

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Topics: C-Arm

What's Next for Fischer - Siemens Mammotest Users?

Posted by Jason Block

Jan 10, 2019 5:00:00 PM

Fischer-MammoTest-Service

Due to an announcement from Carestream in late 2018 of their discontinuance of service for the Fischer/Siemens MammoTest stereotactic table, we've been fielding requests from an increasing amount of Mammotest users and renters concerned about ongoing service and support. If your facility is among those likely to be affected, there are several thoughts that may be going through your head: "Can we find another service provider? Do we need to consider another used/refurbished table option (i.e. Hologic Multicare)? Can we justify the purchase of a new Hologic Affirm 3D Prone Biopsy Table for 300k+?"

We want to let you know that there are several ways Block Imaging can help alleviate the issue. Keep reading to see several capabilities you can take advantage of to continue offering breast biopsy procedures in your area.

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Topics: Mammography, Imaging Equipment Service

DR Panels: A Clear Choice for X-Ray Upgrades

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jan 9, 2019 11:37:00 AM

DR Panel Upgrade Value

If your facility hasn't upgraded its X-ray capabilities in the last five years or more, we can't overstate our recommendation to upgrade to a DR panel ASAP. Many people we talk to have been scanning with burdensome reimbursement cuts for two years (at 20% for film processor users) or one year (at 7% for CR reader users) but are still concerned that upgrading to a flat DR panel detector is cost-prohibitive for their budget and patient volume level. These concerns loom large when you compare the up-front price of a CR reader to the price of a DR panel, but begin to fade if you consider the cost of ownership over a few short years from the point of purchase. To help clarify, we'll share the numbers and tech factors that show why we think any digital X-ray upgrade should be an upgrade to a DR panel.

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Topics: X-ray

    
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