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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

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

Do I Need Lead Lining for My R/F Room, Rad Room, X-ray or C-Arm?

Posted by Becka Bowden

Sep 28, 2016 2:45:00 PM

We are asked the question several times a week: "Is my medical imaging device required to be shielded with lead-lined walls?"

The question is asked of rad rooms, R/F rooms, and C-arms alike- any device that produces X-rays. Ultimately, the answer isn't as clear as most of us would prefer and depends heavily on three main factors. We'll share those factors below as well as a helpful tool to help you learn more.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, C-Arm, X-ray

GE Ultra 8 Lease Price Guide

Posted by David Harns

Sep 26, 2016 11:45:00 AM

 So, you're hoping to upgrade from your quad-slice CT, but your capital equiment budget doesn't look like it'll have enough room for the jump all the way up to a 16-slice scanner for quite some time. Or, perhaps you've already taken the plunge into 16 slices and above, but your facility could use an overflow system to help handle your throughput needs.

In either of these cases, the GE Lightspeed Ultra 8 could be just the solution you're looking for. Not only does the Ultra 8 occupy a middle "sweet spot" in terms of function and cost, there are also a variety of financing options available that make the purchase of an Ultra 8 even simpler and more affordable.

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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


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