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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

Can't Find a Siemens Verio? Try the Siemens TIM Trio 3T

Posted by Steve Rentz

Mar 16, 2018 3:00:27 PM

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Pre-owned Imaging equipment, kind of like life, carries with it a simple truth: you can have the "latest and greatest" or you can have a low capital investment, but you can’t have both. Sure, there are exceptions, and you can get lucky some of the time, but on balance, when you want the most current stuff out there, (and coincidentally the most rare, most expensive to service, and hardest to find parts for) you’ll have to be ready to pay for it. 

The Siemens Verio is a good example of this. They're very nice 3T systems with a 70cm bore – some say among the best MRI scanners ever made- and they're very difficult to locate and purchase on the secondary market, because most folks are happy to hold onto them. Simply put, once you are in this "rare air" of MRI technology, there isn’t much to upgrade to. Do they slip out onto the market occasionally? Of course, but as a company that deals in MRI every day, we buy and sell perhaps one Verio a year.

If you've been scouring the market for a Verio and either haven't found one, or haven't found one you can afford, we have an alternative that could be a good solution for you. If you can work with a 60cm bore, I’d like to give you a few reasons why you might consider choosing a Siemens TIM Trio 3T over the Verio. I’ve done this with the help of my good friend Mazin Faour at Variware. Keep reading for all the details!

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X-Ray Machine Cost Price Guide [2018 Update]

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Mar 15, 2018 3:15:00 PM

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In many cases across the medical field, the X-ray machine is the most basic imaging system in a facility. Even so, acquiring the fundamentals constitutes a major capital outlay.This is precisely why it pays to be aware of all the options.

The following video shares current average costs for several options that have proven to be popular among the thousands of imaging centers and hospitals we work with each year. From systems that left the factory with digital capabilities to analog machines updated with digital detectors, the market can accommodate a far broader range of budgetary needs than you might think.

Want to keep your X-ray machine but add a digital detector panel? Click here to see DR panel pricing.

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Topics: X-ray, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

My OEC 9800MD Joystick Won't Work!

Posted by Matt Bushart

Mar 14, 2018 3:15:00 PM


So, you're new to using the OEC 9800MD. You've got it fired up, and you're eager to try out the remote-controlled movements from the remote user interface (RUI) but, no matter where you push the joystick, the C-arm doesn't move at all. What gives? 

Our service team has gotten calls like this from frustrated people before and, luckily, the most common solution is extremely simple. Take a look below to see what might be wrong and how you can fix it.

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

GE MacLab Hemodynamic System Review

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Mar 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM


We often get asked the question, “What is the most popular hemodynamic monitoring unit you sell?” The answer is easy: the GE MacLab.

Over and over, buyers choose to pair their cath and angio labs with the MacLab for their monitoring needs and our service engineers and partners in the field praise the experiences they have with them. There are a number of reasons why this is the case, and in the next few paragraphs we'll share them with you.

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Topics: Cath/Angio

C-Arm Cost Price Guide [2018 Update]

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Mar 7, 2018 10:00:00 AM

C Arm Price 2017

When we talk to people about purchasing their next (or maybe first) C-arm system, the question of cost is generally one of the first to arise.

To help answer that question, see the video below for a simple breakdown of cost and price information for popular C-arm models from leading manufacturers, including:

Already have a system in mind? Click here to tell us about your project and get a custom quote.


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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

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