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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

Mini C-Arm vs Full Size C-Arm vs Compact C-Arm

Posted by Josh Block

Sep 23, 2016 3:45:00 PM

Beyond the obvious difference in size, there are several other key differences between mini C-arm, full size C-arm and compact C-arm systems. Just like Goldilocks' three bears and their beds, chairs, and porridge, there’s a C-Arm that's just right for everyone.

The following video details the differentiating factors and advantages of each C-arm type. We've also listed out some of the most popular C-Arm machine options from top manufacturers for each category below. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Solutions, C-Arm

The Best CT Scan Room Temperature and Humidity for Maximum Uptime

Posted by Simeon Lowe

Sep 20, 2016 4:10:00 PM

One of the topics our CT service customers seem most interested in is (no surprise) how they can maximize uptime for their scanner. There are several answers that contribute collectively to this, but we want to take the next few paragraphs to talk about one of the most important: scan room environmental conditions.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service

R/F Room Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Stephen Loomis

Sep 16, 2016 12:30:00 PM

A reliable R/F room is a mainstay for any hospital's fluoroscopy equipment stable. Whether it's catching overflow for the rad room or swallow studies for the resident speech pathologist, an R/F room that's well-maintained and performing its best is a valuable asset; but, of course, maintenance and performance aren't free. 

To help you know what you can expect to pay each year for service coverage through an independent service organization (ISO), we've compiled current average rates for a year of our most inclusive Full Service Coverage plan as well as a short list of factors that will play into determining your individual price.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, X-ray, Parts & Service

Sony 900 Series Printers Compared

Posted by Kylie Dishaw

Sep 15, 2016 4:23:10 PM

Even in our increasingly paperless world, there are still plenty of facilities looking for reliable, convenient-to-use printers for their C-arm and ultrasound systems for plenty of reasons. Whether you're sending shots of babies home with expecting mothers or storing hard copies of fluoro studies for auditing purposes, something from the Sony 900 series is a solid choice. With five models in the product line, though, which one should you choose?

We can't make the pick for you, but we will bring more clarity to the decision by breaking down the similarities and differences of the five models in Sony's 900 series printers.

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Topics: C-Arm, Ultrasound

Extremity MRI Scanner Price Cost Guide [2016]

Posted by Steve Rentz

Sep 13, 2016 11:00:00 AM

If your facility is in the market for an extremity MRI scanner, one of the first questions that probably came to your mind was, "How much does an extremity MRI cost?" Considering the fact that these systems come in four different categories that can range widely in price this is an excellent question- one that we'll answer in the chart below.

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Topics: MRI, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

Mini C-Arm Price Cost Guide

Posted by Kacy Cooper

Sep 9, 2016 10:40:00 AM

This one is for all the extremity specialists out there.

A mini C-arm is obviously a great way to get an image of a hand or foot without taking up all the space of a full-size C, and a refurbished mini C-arm is definitely a great way to save substantially over the cost of a new one, but where exactly does a mini C-arm fall on the cost spectrum? That's exactly the question we'll be tackling today.

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Topics: C-Arm, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

7 Reasons to Consider Owning a Mobile MRI

Posted by Steve Rentz

Sep 8, 2016 10:58:13 AM

It's become relatively common for imaging facilities to use mobile MRI trailers owned by equipment dealers, brokers, or service companies on a rental basis. There are a lot of reasons for renting, but there are at least as many (some of them even the same) reasons why a facility might want to take a page out of the dealer playbook and own a mobile MRI system of their own.

We talked with our resident MRI market expert, Steve Rentz, and learned seven big reasons why an imaging facility may want to consider buying a mobile MRI instead of simply renting. Take a look at the clip below to find out for yourself.

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Topics: MRI

Digital X-Ray: CR vs. DR Panels

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Aug 26, 2016 3:30:00 PM

By now, pretty much everybody in the radiology field knows that old-school, analog image acquisition and processing via film are about as inefficient as it gets. Most people also know that there is more than one way to take your imaging into the digital age.

Of course, as is usually the case any time one is offered options, there are pros and cons to each. Below, we'll break down the advantages and challenges posed by both computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) panels.

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Topics: X-ray

Digital Cath Lab Equipment Cost Price Guide [2016 Update]

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Aug 24, 2016 2:00:00 PM

So you're ready to take the digital cath lab plunge, eh? Excellent! And as you began making this decision, we're willing to bet the first (or maybe second) question to cross your mind was: "How much does digital cath lab equipment cost?" 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

GE Innova Chillers: Why Are There Two?

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Aug 23, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Most of us involved with medical imaging equipment are well aware that it generates a considerable amount of heat and that a number of cooling methods are employed to keep that in check. CT scanners have both air and water cooling methods, MRI machines have coldheads and liquid helium, C-arms have rotating anodes in their tubes, and cath labs have chillers.

In the latter case, however, many of the people we talk to about cath lab systems are surprised to learn that the GE Innova series comes with not one, but two chillers. Keep reading to learn which chiller regulates which crucial Innova cath lab component and how much you can expect to spend if you need to replace one.

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

    

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