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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

Siemens Sensation vs. Siemens Emotion [CT Scanner Comparison]

Posted by Paul Crawford

Oct 20, 2016 3:10:00 PM

Sensations and Emotions… Sounds like a Lifetime Original Movie, doesn’t it? Don’t worry though- the differences between Siemens Sensation and Emotion CT scanners are much more entertaining and probably won’t make you cry. Since customers often ask for our help understanding which model is best for their imaging facility, we thought it best to address the main differences here:

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment

Top 4 C-Arm Problems and Solutions

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Oct 19, 2016 9:10:00 AM

“My C-arm was quite an investment, so I treat it with kid gloves. With the care I take, it’ll never break down!” Yeah; and in a perfect world there’d be no taxes and dirty diapers would smell like roses.

It’s a hard fact that, until science can provide mankind with indestructible materials, equipment problems are an unfortunate eventuality. While the scientists get cracking on that one, we at Block Imaging thought we’d give you the next best thing: four of the most highly-reported C-arm maintenance problems and ways that you can help fix or prevent them.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm, Parts & Service

Siemens Analog Cath Lab Tube Guide

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Oct 18, 2016 9:17:00 AM

While Siemens' digital Axiom Artis cath/angio labs continue to grow their presence in the interventional radiology sector, there are still plenty of dependable, workhorse analog labs in the field getting the job done for doctors and patients every day. If you have, or are considering, one of these labs, keep in mind that there are five models and there is no single X-ray tube that can be used interchangeably among the entire series.

When the time comes for you to get a replacement tube, you can take a quick look at the table below and get the official description and part number for simpler, quicker ordering.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

Capital Equipment Financing: Line of Credit vs. Financial Company

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Oct 14, 2016 3:52:20 PM

Unless you happen to have an inheritance from a wealthy uncle laying around, you'll probably need to look into financing to get your standalone clinic off the ground. In most cases, the independent doctors we work with explore two main options for financing:

• Their line of credit (LOC)

• A financial company

Along the way we've seen the pros and the cons, of each of these options. Take a look below to see what we've learned about financing equipment for a standalone medical startup.

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Topics: C-Arm

Top Four MRI Scanner Service Problems and Solutions

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Oct 12, 2016 1:50:00 PM

Perhaps you know what it's like when your MRI scanner is experiencing downtime; Your manager is foaming at the mouth, a line of grumpy patients is waiting at the front desk to reschedule, and that little vein that runs up the middle of your forehead is bulging like a bratwurst on the barbecue.

What can you do? Is all really lost?

Not at all! Some of the most common MRI-related problems are relatively simple to fix. So, take a deep breath (c’mon, deeper than that!) and let us blow away the MRI service blues with a knowledge bomb.

Below you’ll find four MRI problems that have been reported to our Service Department time and again and ways to take care of them in as little time as possible.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI, Parts & Service

Siemens Bi-Plane Cath Lab Tube and Detector Guide

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Oct 11, 2016 4:24:10 PM

Unlike their numerous single-plane counterparts, there are only three types of bi-plane labs in the Siemens Axiom Artis product line: the dBA (digital bi-plane angiography), the dBC (digital bi-plane cardiology), and the dBC with magnetic navigation. Still, when the time comes to replace a digital detector or an X-ray tube on one of these systems,  it's not a one-size-fits-all scenario. 

To help clarify your parts ordering process, below you'll find which detectors and tubes fit which bi-plane Axiom Artis models, and the part number for each.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

3 Tips to Maximize the Life of Your Mammo Unit

Posted by Jason Block

Oct 7, 2016 11:38:36 AM

No piece of imaging equipment can last forever, but there are ways to achieve the next best thing- the longest possible operating life. With proper care, you can use your mammo longer and fetch a better resale price if you decide to upgrade in the future.

In our experience, the three most important things you can do to maximize the life of your mammo come down to environment, maintenance, and use. Here are the details on each:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Mammography

Siemens Digital Cath Lab Tube and Detector Guide

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Oct 6, 2016 10:45:00 AM

When sorting through the various acronyms in Siemens' digital cath lab product line, it can be difficult to know exactly which acronym matches your system and which replacement parts you'll need to order in the event of equipment failure. We’re here to help clarify.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

GE Global Services: IAMERS Q & A Recap

Posted by Josh Block

Oct 5, 2016 9:10:35 AM

Two months ago, we published a blog about a letter from GE declaring "non-base" software options on GE systems non-transferrable. In that blog, we mentioned our expectation of finding more details on that development in an upcoming trip to the IAMERS meeting in Portugal. Well, we're back from Portugal, and, as promised, we're going to share with you what we learned.

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Topics: medical imaging news

Meet the New

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Sep 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM


Your destination for everything medical imaging equipment, parts & service.
Research used equipment for sale. See discounted parts. Increase uptime & save.

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Topics: medical imaging news


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