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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

How to Fix Your Sagging Mini C-Arm

Posted by Simeon Lowe

Aug 13, 2018 2:42:00 PM

Tighten Mini C-Arm

Are you having trouble keeping your OEC 6800 or 6600 mini C-arm in position? Does the articulating arm gradually sag lower and lower throughout your scans? If so, there's no need to worry. This is actually a very common problem, you'd be far from the first mini C-arm user to ask us about it, and it happens to be a very easy problem to solve as well.

Follow the 5 simple steps in the video below (or scroll to the text version if preferred) to return your OEC mini C-arm to the firm, stable positioning it had when you first acquired it.


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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

GE Cath Lab Room Dimensions

Posted by Danny Fisher

Aug 10, 2018 10:24:00 AM

GE Cath Lab Dimensions

Proper room dimensions for a GE cath/angio lab is a topic of frequent discussion here in the Block Imaging project management department. We’ve been asked so many times, by so many people that several of us got the dimensions tattooed on our forearms for quick reference. Later, in a deep fit of tattoo regret, we decided it would have been a better idea to simply post them on our blog- hence, the post you are reading right now.

If you are considering the purchase of a GE cath lab, you’ll want to check the size of the room you plan to have it installed in against the OEM recommendations in the table below. These recommendations are guidelines, not firm rules, but they can help you begin to plan for your incoming lab.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Project Management

Low Field Open MRI vs Closed MRI

Posted by Steve Rentz

Aug 9, 2018 9:27:00 AM

open MRI vs closed MRI

Under-powered, under-utilized, and sometimes misunderstood, open MRI systems are often under-appreciated here in the USA and ignored in other “developed” countries. 

Many radiologists don’t want to read from open MRIs, governments and insurers don’t want to pay for them, and the appetite for higher and higher powered magnets has, in many cases, relegated the open MRI to a “back-up” role in larger imaging facilities. Whether or not that relegation is deserved, it’s a fact that the demand for low-field open MRI (.2T - .35T) has remained strong in developing countries since this article was last updated in early 2016. So what exactly is it that makes some facilities prize low-field open MRI over closed MRI? We've found a few reasons we'll share here.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Selling Imaging Equipment, MRI, Imaging Equipment Project Management

Bi-Plane Cath Labs vs Single-Plane Cath Labs

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Aug 8, 2018 9:06:00 AM

Bi Plane vs. Single Plane

 

For those entering the cath lab market for the first time, there are scads of options on the table as you begin doing your homework and narrowing down the field. One of the major options you'll run across is whether you want a single or bi-plane cath lab system. To help you make that determination, we've compiled a short list of things you should know first.

Single and bi-plane cath labs differ from one another in several main ways:

  1. Image Acquisition Speed
  2. Specialization
  3. Space Requirements
  4. Site Preparation
  5. Cost
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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio

Top MRI Manufacturers Compared: Choosing the Best for Your Needs

Posted by Steve Rentz

Aug 3, 2018 1:30:00 PM

MRI Manufacturers Compared

Since first publishing this article in 2015, hundreds more people have come to us with a wide variety of MRI needs and, depending on what those needs were, we've had occasion to direct them to many different models from many different manufacturers. Why? Not all MRI scanners are equal across all of the aspects that users value.

To help you begin building an idea of what to expect, we'll share some of the big considerations we've seen buyers grapple with. Individual cases may vary but, in our experience and the experiences our partners have shared with us, the following are a snapshot of what each of these "major player" MRI manufacturers looks like on the third-party market.

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Topics: MRI

    
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