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4 Reasons to Purchase a GE CT Scanner

Posted by Josh Block

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Mar 29, 2019 2:17:00 PM

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four-reasons-for-ge-ctOver the years, Block Imaging has supported buyers around the world with Siemens, GE, Philips, Toshiba, Hitachi, and Neusoft CT Scanners, from single-slice systems in the 90s to 128-slice models today. Given this wide experience with so many system varieties, we’ve seen a number of makes and models distinguish themselves in different ways and at different times. Right now, GE stands out. The following are four of the biggest reasons why we recommend considering GE CT scanners first in the search for your next CT.

User Familiarity

More radiology managers and technologists are familiar with the GE user interface and software options than any other manufacturer. Technology upgrades are added to GE’s product line every few years, but the same underlying interface often remains, taking on changes gradually and easing users through a gentle learning curve as the product evolves. Higher comfort and familiarity with a system among a facility’s tech team translates to higher throughput and better imaging quality. 

NEMA XR-29 Compliance

Most GE scanners are compliant with XR-29 standards, a requirement for facilities to avoid certain reimbursement cuts from CMS. The GE VCT 64-slice series is natively compliant and many of their 16-slice systems are either natively compliant or easily upgradable to satisfy the four required elements of XR-29 compliance

Service Support and Parts Accessibility

Both GE and a slew of independent service organizations (ISOs) have service support footprints that are incomparable. The vast increase in GE CT install base over the last two decades has created a large contingent of service engineers around the world. The backbone of this strong service response is wide access to a large volume of parts in various locations around the globe. From tubes, to detectors, and everything in between, parts crossover and volume in the GE CT space is second to none.

Siting Benefits

All GE scanners are air-cooled which eliminates the need for plumbing and chiller maintenance. The GE VCT 64-slice is also designed without the need for large reconstruction cabinets found in most of the 64-slice options offered by other manufacturers. This reduction in overall footprint frees significant space for other uses.  

The Takeaway

With their speed, image quality, and the service support presence to ensure optimal uptime, the lineup of GE CT scanners is often the best option whether the tech you need is the 16-slice LightSpeed or BrightSpeed, the Optima 660, the Revolution 750HD, or beyond. 

Regardless of the CT manufacturer you find yourself leaning toward, our team is here to assist with info, price quotes, project management, and more. Contact us to let us know how we can help!

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Written by Josh Block

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Josh Block is the President of Block Imaging. He is also a husband, father of two, and self-proclaimed waffle chef. As a part of the second generation of Blocks to lead Block Imaging, Josh carries on the family passion for putting people first, delivering memorable service, and improving lives all over the world by empowering medical care providers with high-quality equipment.

Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner

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