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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

Hologic Selenia Mammography Paddles: Which Are "Standard"?

Posted by Jason Block

Apr 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Anyone considering the purchase of a Hologic Selenia mammography system expects it to come with some compression paddles, and rightfully so. Buying a mammo without paddles is a little like buying a car without tires- you can't get anywhere without them. But, in a marketplace where dozens of paddle varieties are available, which types should a buyer look for? Which types might be considered a "standard" set of paddles for the Selenia?

While there really isn't a universally agreed upon standard paddle set, there are a number of paddles used so frequently by technologists that they could be considered standard on a de facto basis. The video below will fill you in on which mammography paddles are likely to be included in a Hologic Selenia purchase.

Need mammography paddles or other parts? Click here to contact our parts team and request what you need.

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Topics: Mammography

X-Ray in Use Light: Prepping for Your X-Ray System Installation

Posted by Brian Townsend

Apr 26, 2017 3:00:00 PM

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In many areas, government regulations require a warning light outside radiological exam rooms to indicate when X-rays are being produced. Most often, these lights are behind a lens with the words "X-RAY IN USE" printed right on it. It's a safety precaution that helps eliminate unnecessary radiation exposure to anyone who may pass through an active X-ray area.

As an X-ray equipment provider, we get plenty of questions about X-ray in use lights. Today, we're going to bring some clarity on the topic with answers to the questions we get most often.

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Topics: X-ray, Medical Imaging Compliance

How Much Does It Cost to Lease a DEXA Bone Density Machine?

Posted by Jason Block

Apr 24, 2017 3:26:00 PM

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There is no doubt that DEXA bone densitometry has a significant impact on the diagnosis of osteoporosis and the management of osteoporosis care. Still, a challenge remains in finding ways to balance the clinical and economic utility of the modality as reimbursements continue to hover in the basement.

For those looking to serve patients by adding or upgrading a current bone density system, leasing is an option that can help strike the aforementioned balance by spreading the capital cost of DEXA equipment across 36, 48, or even 60 months.  

The average monthly lease rates outlined in the video below include a refurbished GE Lunar Prodigy or Hologic Discovery bone density system, delivery, installation, calibration, and full parts and labor service coverage through the entire lease term.

Click here to browse our DEXA inventory.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Bone Densitometer

Veterinary X-Ray Equipment: 3 Things to Consider Before You Buy

Posted by Kacy Cooper

Apr 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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While outfitting a veterinary practice with imaging equipment is very much like outfitting a practice that serves human patients, it pays to be aware of the particulars that set the process apart. Through our experiences working with veterinary practices, we've seen a number of well-laid plans change, adapt, or go back to the drawing board altogether because of one or more of these differences.

To help those of you who may be in the market for veterinary X-ray or C-arm machines, we want to share three considerations that many people overlook as they begin to plan their veterinary imaging equipment project. Paying attention to them and being just a little flexible in your planning can save you delays and headaches in the long run.

Interested in an on-site, digital veterinary X-ray demo at your facility? Click here to contact our team and get on the schedule!

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Topics: C-Arm, X-ray

Hologic Selenia X-Ray Tube Types: Which One Do You Need?

Posted by Jordan Clark

Apr 20, 2017 11:48:00 AM

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If you own a Hologic Selenia digital mammography system, there's something you may not know about your X-ray tube that will be important when it comes time to replace it: It's one of two types manufactured for the unit, and they are not interchangeable,

Below, we'll break down the difference between the two types and give you two ways you can confirm with your parts supplier that you'll be getting the correct replacement tube the next time you order.

Need a Hologic Selenia Tube now? Click here to submit a request to our Parts Team.


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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service, Mammography

Toshiba CXB-750D CT Tubes: Which Versions are Compatible?

Posted by Samantha Binder

Apr 13, 2017 9:10:00 AM

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It's quite clear that Toshiba's CXB-750D is one of the most popular CT tubes in use today. However, with several revisions available, what may be less clear is the matter of compatibility among these tubes and the scanners that use them.

To help you better understand which tubes you can use when your scanner needs a replacement, we spoke with one of our CT service engineers to find out which versions of the Toshiba CXB-750D are interchangeable.

Need a CXB-750D tube today? Click here to submit a request to our Parts Team.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service, CT Scanner

Extremity MRI Scanner Price Cost Guide [2017]

Posted by Steve Rentz

Apr 11, 2017 10:47:00 AM

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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 video and chart below.

Have a model in mind? Click here to view our current extremity MRI inventory.

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

Cath Lab Accessories: Is Your Room Complete?

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Apr 10, 2017 9:07:00 AM

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If you're about to purchase a cath lab (or maybe you just have) – congrats! You’re on your way to improving patient care and access, not to mention generating revenue for your facility's bottom line. While securing the cath lab itself is certainly the biggest step, there are additional items that you may need to consider purchasing to make sure your lab is complete for the specific studies you are looking to perform.

The following are some of the most common cath lab accessories. You may not need all of them, but it's important to be aware that at least one or two of these will likely be part of your final project cost.

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Topics: Cath/Angio

CT Tube Replacement Price Cost Guide

Posted by Chad Seelye

Apr 7, 2017 10:28:31 AM

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Replacing a CT scanner's X-ray tube is an eventuality for any facility that uses the technology- an eventuality that doesn't always happen according to typical lifespan expectations, and doesn't always happen at your budgetary "high tide". Because of this fact, it pays to be aware of the options you have to replace your CT tube for less.

To help you know what to expect when you need to replace your CT tube, we've compiled current price averages for some of the most popular CT tubes in use right now, including low to moderate use used tubes, new after-market tubes (where applicable), and- for comparison's sake- brand-new OEM tubes.

Need a tube now? Click here to submit your request.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service, CT Scanner

GE Logiq Ultrasound Cost Price Guide

Posted by Jason Block

Apr 6, 2017 4:38:00 PM

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Given their flexibility across specialties, general imaging ultrasound systems are some of the most commonly used imaging equipment in the market today. You can find hospitals and clinics using general ultrasound for any (or all) of the following:

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Cardiology
  • Musculoskeletal studies
  • Vascular studies
  • Urology
  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatal studies
  • Transcranial studies
  • Abdominal studies
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Topics: Ultrasound

    

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