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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

Hologic Dimensions: Bridging the 3D Mammography Gap

Posted by Jason Block

Dec 15, 2017 3:45:37 PM

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Given the FDA's relatively recent approval of 3D tomo mammography and the high-end price tags on new 3D mammo systems, the technology hasn't been, in a financial sense, widely accessible to many smaller, lower-volume imaging facilities. Now, however, with Hologic's "gap" product- the upgradeable Dimensions 2D- finding its way onto the secondary market, the scene has changed and accessibility has increased.

In the video below, we'll give you some background on the Dimensions product line as well as how it can help you move from 2D to 3D digital mammography more affordably than ever.

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Topics: Mammography

Siemens RFPA Failure? 4 Common Reasons Why and Solutions

Posted by Beka Fetters

Dec 14, 2017 5:00:00 PM

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In the world of MRI, radio frequency power amplifier (RFPA) failure is a relatively common problem. An example is the Siemens E6 Dora (part #4753062), found on their Harmony and Symphony models. We’ve spoken with Dora specialists and learned the four most likely causes of failure. Coincidentally, we’ve also learned what you should do when your E6 Dora fails and the best thing you can do to help prevent Dora failure. Sit back and let us give you the low down

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

Decoding the Megalix Cath/Angio X-Ray Tube

Posted by Garth Immelman

Dec 12, 2017 1:00:00 PM

If your facility uses a Siemens cath/angio lab like the Axiom Artis, the Multistar, or the Angiostar, you've got a Megalix X-ray tube. As with any X-ray tube, the Megalix will require replacement from time to time. When you start to shop around for your replacement, you're likely to come across a variety of product descriptions for the types of Megalix tubes in circulation. These descriptions are made up of numbers and abbreviations that might not make a whole lot of sense at first. We've broken down what they mean so that you can be more informed as you make your next major component purchase.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Parts

Siemens Definition Series CT Scanners Compared

Posted by Paul Crawford

Dec 8, 2017 2:31:21 PM

For the last 15 + years Siemens' Sensation series was their flagship CT scanner product. It came in 4, 10, 16, and 64-slice iterations and kept the company in step technologically with their peers. Now, however, Siemens has done away with the Sensation series and replaced it with the Definition series.  

While it's wonderful to see a reliable manufacturer continue to push their tech and their performance forward, the rise of a newer product line frequently means a whole new set of naming conventions and feature configurations for those of us who sell, serve, purchase, and use it to learn. Because there are more details packed into the name of each Definition series scanner than there ever was with the Sensation series, we're going to take the next few paragraphs to clarify what makes each Definition scanner different from the other members of its family.

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Topics: CT Scanner

Block Imaging's Top Takeaways from RSNA 2017

Posted by Josh Block

Dec 6, 2017 3:02:00 PM

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Year after year, RSNA proves to be one of the most invaluable annual gatherings for both radiologists and those of us in the imaging equipment industry. This year's gathering was no exception, bringing us fantastic opportunity to meet and consult with partners, share our capabilities with new contacts, and to build an understanding of the drive and direction of the imaging field for the year to come. 

The last point above is what we're particularly excited to share with you about. The following are things our team noted on the floor and in conversation that we believe will figure heavily in all aspects of medical imaging in 2018.

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Topics: Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Imaging Industry Meetings

    

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