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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

Why GE Lightspeed, Brightspeed, and Optima CT?

Posted by Paul Crawford

Jun 21, 2018 4:35:00 PM

Why GE CT Header

When it comes to CT scanner systems, no other manufacturer has enjoyed the same multi-generational success and popularity as GE. Their Lightspeed, Brightspeed, and Optima scanners have an exceptionally wide install base in hospitals and clinics all over the world. All this success begs the questions: Why do so many imaging facilities choose GE CT?


In the video clip below, we'll share three big reasons why GE CT scanners are more common in hospitals and clinics than scanners from any other manufacturer.


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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner

Flat Panel Detector C-Arms vs. Image Intensifier C-Arms

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Jun 20, 2018 1:18:00 PM

Over the last few years, more and more C-arm technology has begun embracing the same trends the industry has seen in interventional labs; namely, a move from traditional image intensifiers to digital flat-panel detectors (FD). As FD options become more available, anyone considering the purchase of a C-arm is increasingly likely to be confronted with the big decision: Analog, or digital?

Below are some aspects of C-arm hardware that buyers should bear in mind when choosing between a system with an image intensifier and a system with a flat-panel detector:

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

What Can the GE MacLab Monitor?

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Jun 15, 2018 1:00:00 PM

MacLab Tram Rac on Table Rail

We get lots of questions about hemodynamic monitoring units, and none more often than the GE MacLab. The MacLab is the most widely used hemo system in the world, and for good reason: it's easy to use, and it measures an awful lot of vital parameters. In fact, the MacLab's range of capabilities is the subject of a good share of the questions asked of our team. Because of this, we've decided to lay it out for you here.

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Topics: Cath/Angio

Urgent Care X-Ray Package Price Guide

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jun 14, 2018 10:03:00 AM

Urgent Care X-Ray Packages

When it comes to diagnostic imaging, an X-ray machine is the bread and butter of any urgent care facility. This makes reliability and smooth workflow crucial characteristics of a potential equipment purchase. On the other hand, the functional needs and patient volumes of urgent care don't often justify the cost of "latest and greatest", hospital-grade systems. Fortunately, there is a middle ground.

In the short clip below, you'll see spec and pricing for two X-ray equipment packages, hand-picked to offer the best overall value for doctors and patients in an urgent care setting.



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Topics: X-ray

X-Ray Equipment Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Stephen Loomis

Jun 11, 2018 2:44:00 PM

In a lot of ways, the X-ray machine is the cornerstone of the medical imaging field. From hospitals, to clinics, to in-home care, X-ray systems are the most widely used modality of them all. This is precisely why it's so important to have a plan in place to keep your X-ray system up and running.

To help you know what you can expect to pay annually for an X-ray service agreement through an independent service organization (ISO), we've updated this post (first published in 2016) with current average rates for a year of our most inclusive Full Service Coverage plan as well as a short list of factors that will play into determining your individual price.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, X-ray

    
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