Buy & Sell Now

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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

GE CT DARC and DARC 2: Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Garth Immelman

Feb 19, 2018 11:05:38 AM

Your GE CT's data and reconstruction computer (DARC) is a crucial component of its reconstruction chain. The DARC gathers the high speed data stream from the detector's data acquisition system (DAS) cards through a DAS interface processor (DIP) and stores and transfers it for reconstruction in the image generator (IG) computers that reconstruct images from the data.Your DARC also handles the voice/audio controls to the gantry via an external box on the left side of console, and the scan control interface module (SCIM) – the control pad the the operator uses to initiate scanning. All that to say: no DARC = no pictures.

Below, we'll share with you the vital statistics of owning a DARC so that you can know what to expect from this component and be better prepared to minimize downtime in the event of a DARC failure.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service, CT Scanner

4 Tips for Buying a Hologic Selenia Mammo

Posted by Jason Block

Feb 16, 2018 4:54:18 PM

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As you enter the market to find your next digital mammography system, you're bound to come across a variety of values at a wide range of price points. We believe that purchasing a previously-owned Hologic Selenia can be one of the best mammography equipment values if the seller is reputable and the buyer is well-informed.

To help those of you who may be looking for a Selenia know what to look for and what to expect, we'll share four tips that we've seen buyers apply for better equipment and smoother projects.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Mammography

Which Systems Would You Put in Your Imaging Facility?

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Feb 15, 2018 3:11:31 PM

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Having spent thirteen years of my career with a major medical imaging OEM, in diverse roles, I've had the opportunity to build a thorough and integrated vantage point on the separate strengths of many equipment manufacturers serving the imaging field. When my background comes up in conversations, buyers often ask me my opinion on various OEMs/providers and the overall value proposition of their equipment; essentially, "Whose systems would you buy?" This happens often enough that I want to take the next few paragraphs to put those opinions and observations down more permanently. 

Keep in mind, when I choose to speak positively about a given OEM in a particular area, I do not mean to imply anything negative about another OEM. My goal is to share with you which manufacturers are shining in each of the major imaging modalities, right now.

Already have a make and model in mind? Click here to request a quote.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment

How to Import Images from Your Vieworks DR Panel

Posted by Mackenzie Dryer

Feb 14, 2018 10:40:11 AM

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Vieworks DR panels have internal memory that can store up to 100 images before you need to free up space for new images. If you use a Vieworks DR detector panel in your X-ray imaging suite and are not sure how to import images stored on your DR panel to your workstation computer, don't worry; the step-by-step, pictorial instructions in this blog post will guide you through the process.

Have another Vieworks DR panel support question? Click here to contact our team.

 

 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, X-ray

Floor-Mounted Cath Labs vs Ceiling-Mounted Cath Labs

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Feb 9, 2018 3:49:10 PM

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When people begin searching for a cath lab system, one of the first things they tend to notice is that there are TONS of options! Single plane or bi-plane? Which detector size? Want to add a hemodynamic monitoring system to that? How about an injector? The list of possible configurations goes on and on.

Most folks are able to arrive at relatively quick decisions on many cath lab options, but we often see some confusion when it comes to choosing floor mounting or ceiling mounting. Both types require a facility to install a ceiling structure, so does it really matter how the lab is mounted? Absolutely! And in more ways than one. To show you what we mean, we'll break down the differences that might inform your choice of either a floor-mounted or ceiling-mounted cath lab system. For comparison's sake, we'll use the GE Innova 3100 IQ (floor-mounted) and Philips Allura XPER FD20 (ceiling-mounted) as examples.

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

    

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