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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.

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1.5T MRI Machine Cost Price Guide

Posted by Steve Rentz

Sep 20, 2017 11:04:00 AM

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The 1.5T scanner is the quintessential MRI machine. It's powerful enough to perform the vast majority of common MRI studies, readily available on the secondary market, and (relatively speaking) moderately priced- which is what you came here for, right? 

Well, before we dig in and tell you what you can expect to pay for a used 1.5T MRI machine, you should know that the price for an individual system will vary across a number of factors including availability, coils, software levels, channels, and gradient type. To account for these variables, we'll show you the full range of current average prices for each machine

Got your budget range? Click here to get a more detailed quote.

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Topics: MRI, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

MRI Coil Price Cost Guide

Posted by Chad Seelye

Sep 15, 2017 10:48:00 AM

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If you’re an MRI user who would like to expand the scanning capabilities at your facility, you’re going to need to invest in some additional coils. We can't promise that upgrading your stable of coils will be cheap, but we can help you get the process started with a little basic budget building. 

Below you’ll find current average pricing for a variety of MRI coils, both new and refurbished.

Already know which coils you need? Click here to request a quote!

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

Siemens Artis Zee Cath Lab Tube and Detector Guide

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Sep 14, 2017 9:59:27 AM

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Siemens' Artis Zee digital cath labs are the lastest generation in their interventional radiology line and, just as you'd expect, they offer some areas of growth and change in technology and user experience over their predecessors, the Axiom Artis labs. There is at least one thing, however, that has not changed: there are a lot of different configurations and a lot of different tubes and detectors to go with them.

That's where the guide below comes in! You can refer to the table below for descriptions and part numbers for all the X-ray tubes and detectors used on Siemens Artis Zee digital cath labs.

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

6 Ways Block Imaging Can Support Equipment Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Posted by Josh Block

Sep 13, 2017 2:02:53 PM

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The last three weeks have been, to put it mildly, extremely trying for residents of the areas surrounding the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have complicated, or even prevented, the meeting of essential human needs. Among these needs is the delivery of effective healthcare. With hospitals and clinics flooded or exposed to the elements by extreme winds, much of the equipment caregivers rely on to perform their services has been damaged or ruined.

If you are a medical caregiver and this scenario describes your current circumstances, you're probably looking for solutions that can restore the continuity of care as soon as possible. Block Imaging is ready to assist you with those solutions in a number of ways that can be enacted quickly and efficiently, empowering you to get back to serving your affected communities. The following equipment services are all in the Block Imaging wheelhouse.

Have an equipment recovery need? Click here to tell us about it.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts, Imaging Equipment Rental

Choosing Hemodynamic Monitoring for Your Cath Lab System

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Sep 8, 2017 2:45:00 PM

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When you're making plans to introduce a cath lab at your facility, some details have a tendency to get overlooked. It's completely understandable, a cath lab is a big system and a cath lab project has, both literally and figuratively, a lot of moving parts. It's important, however, to make sure that in the midst of the planning you're not forgetting to account for your patient monitoring.

Because the nature of so many cath lab procedures is invasive, you'll need to have equipment in place to monitor and record what's happening inside your patient's body. This is where a hemodynamic monitoring (hemo) system comes into play. We'll share with you below the most common hemo units on the market as well as what you can expect from the search for the best one for your facility.

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Topics: Cath/Angio

    

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