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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

Z-Motion U-Arm vs. Pausch Paxis 200 U-Arm

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Mar 8, 2019 2:43:55 PM

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U-arm X-ray systems have increased in popularity over the last few years. This makes sense, as the U-arm configuration offers a high degree of scanning flexibility with a smaller footprint than more traditional rad room configurations, but with all the popularity comes a wider field of options, and with options comes more research to find the best fit. To help make that research easier, we've compared two common U-arm options on the market: the Z-Motion and the Pausch Paxis 200. Keep reading to see how they stack up.

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Topics: X-ray

MRI Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Mar 7, 2019 4:01:00 PM

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An important piece of research for any imaging equipment project is finding your options for service, and building a budget forecast for your system's ongoing upkeep. As the title of this article suggests, we'll be focusing on the latter. Before we get into the dollars and cents of the matter, we'll walk you through all the factors that might play a hand in determining the actual amount a prospective service provider will quote you. Knowing more about these will help you manage your expectations as well as simplify your conversations with providers.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

What's Next for the OEC 9800?

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Mar 6, 2019 12:33:35 PM

Future-of-9800

As we continue into the twentieth year since the OEC 9800 C-arm was brought to market, many folks are beginning to ask if the model might be nearing end of life status and how long we believe support for it will continue. When these questions come up, we maintain a position of confidence in support, parts and service, and technology for the 9800 for years to come. The following are a few of the reasons why.

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Topics: C-Arm

Ordering OEC 9800 and 9900 Interconnect Cables

Posted by Beka Waldron

Mar 1, 2019 4:05:15 PM

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It's no secret that the OEC 9800 and 9900 C-arms are very similar systems. We've already discussed the overlap in functionality and features they share, but there's another level of overlap that is helpful for users of either model to know about: replacement parts.

Today, we're going to tell you all about sharing interconnect cables between the OEC 9800 and the OEC 9900. Keep reading to find part numbers, average pricing, and the one simple step that lets you safely use the 9800 cable on the 9900 system.

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

MX200 CT Tube Lifespan and Cost

Posted by Jordan Clark

Feb 26, 2019 9:30:00 AM

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Whether you're researching your next CT or scouting out parts for one you already own, knowing what to expect from your scanner's tube is valuable information that is likely to serve you several times over across the life of your equipment. For those of you looking into GE systems from the HiSpeed, Brightspeed, Lightspeed, and Discovery series, the tube you'll need to learn about is the MX200; AKA Performix Ultra or DA200. Keep reading to find how long you can expect your MX200 tube to last, and how much you can expect to pay when the time comes to replace it.

Systems Using the MX200:

BrightSpeed Edge Discovery ST
BrightSpeed Elite Discovery STE
BrightSpeed Excel HiSpeed QX/i
Discovery LS LightSpeed16
Discovery NM/CT670 LightSpeed Plus
Discovery PET/CT600 LightSpeed Ultra
Discovery RX  
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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

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