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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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The Best Values in Pain Management C-Arms

Posted by Chris Sharrock

May 27, 2020 4:33:39 PM

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When you're selecting the right C-arm for your pain management practice, "Bells and Whistles" is not the name of the game. The work is important in improving the lives of patients, but it doesn't really call for spending big money on the latest and greatest technology. On the other hand, it's also not worth it to settle for a system that's unreliable or under-powered. So, how can a pain facility find the best value in a pain management C-arm? Keep reading. We'll unpack the answer below.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

Open MRI Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

May 22, 2020 3:00:00 PM

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When you begin budgeting for a major equipment project, don't make the classic mistake of forgetting about ongoing service. A good plan for equipment upkeep is every bit as important to ROI as any bell and/or whistle feature you might be considering. As the title of this article suggests, we'll be focusing on service budgets for open MRI, comparing costs with an independent provider like Block Imaging to costs for OEM service. Before we get into the numbers, though, we'll walk you through the factors that service providers look at when they determine pricing. Being aware of these will help you manage your expectations and streamline the service shopping process.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

How to Extend the Life of Your GE CT Tube

Posted by Nicole Tervo

May 21, 2020 9:30:00 AM

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If you own or use a GE CT scanner you already know tubes aren't cheap, and they don't last forever. This reality leads to very logical questions like, "How long will my tube last?" and "How can I make my tube last longer?" We've already discussed the answer to the first question for a number of GE tube types in other blogs (see links at the bottom). Here, we want to focus on that second question. Keep reading to find out what you can do to help the tube in your GE CT scanner live its best, and longest, life.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

CMS Emergency Declaration Waiver: Hospitals Can Flex Maintenance Rules

Posted by Jeff Roberts

May 19, 2020 1:00:00 PM

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COVID-19 response has placed a heavy, sometimes overwhelming burden on healthcare facilities across the US. With additional work, care, and precautions becoming a part of everyday life, there are many on the medical front lines who are feeling stretched a little thin these days. That's why we're pleased to share a recent measure from CMS that offers some areas of relief.

Keep reading to learn more about how your imaging team can find some flexibility in their workflow through the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers from CMS.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Medical Imaging News

Cath/Angio Lab Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

May 15, 2020 4:30:00 PM

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Whether you've made your pick or are still shopping for the best cath/angio system, to keep it running at maximum uptime, you'll need to get yourself a service agreement. But how much should you expect to pay?

To help you budget, we share the average annual cath lab service cost from an independent provider, below. And, to help you see how much you can save, we'll include the average OEM service cost for comparison.

Before we share those numbers though, we want to explain some of the factors that will affect the price your service provider quotes you. The more you know about these details, the more accurate your expectations and your budget will be.

Still shopping systems? Browse our cath lab inventory here.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Service

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