Medical Imaging Equipment Guide

News, advice and resources for extending the life of your medical imaging equipment: MRI, CT scanner, C-arm, digital X-ray and more

Replacing Your OEC 9800 Skin Spacer

Given the mobile nature of a C-arm, it's bound to happen at least once in a system's life: the...

How to Choose the Best Vendor for Your MRI, CT, PET/CT, or Cath Lab

When the time comes to bring in a new imaging system, swap out an old one, or sell one to clear...

Capital Equipment Budget Cuts: Is PET/CT off the Menu?

If this year’s capital equipment budget originally included money for a new PET/CT system...

1.5T MRI Suite Size Requirements

Most people have more than a few questions right out of the gate as they consider an imaging...

Advantages of Stream FD Digital Detector Upgrades for OEC 9800 or 9900

The OEC 9800 is the best-selling C-arm of all time, and for a good reason- its long-lasting...

Wheelchair Donations: Finding a Charity near You

Sometimes it can be difficult to know what to do with things you aren't using anymore. Some of...

How Long Will My Cath Lab Tube Last?

It's a question we've heard from cath lab equipment and parts buyers over and over: "How long...

OEC C-Arm Power Requirements

When we talk to buyers looking into their first C-arm purchase, we're commonly asked questions...

Philips Allura FD10 vs. Allura FD20 Cath/Angio Comparison

The Philips Allura FD20 and FD10 may be similar in appearance at a glance, but they are very...

Does My C-Arm Require Lead Shielding?

People frequently ask us what, if any, requirements have been set for X-ray shielding in rooms...

Block Imaging Acquires Platinum X-Ray Solutions

Block Imaging continues to expand in providing refurbished imaging equipment, parts, and service...

When Is Short-Bore MRI Too Short?

Over the last several years, MRI systems have continued to evolve and become more...

OEC 9800 Flat Screen Monitor Upgrades: Choosing the Best One for You

For the last several years, people have been looking for ways to continue using and even improve...

How to Change Batteries on an OEC 9800 or 9900 C-Arm

As anyone who owns a cellphone can tell you: batteries don't last forever! Even rechargeable...

Siemens RFPA Failure? 4 Common Reasons Why and Solutions

In the world of MRI, radio frequency power amplifier (RFPA) failure is a relatively common...

Siemens Definition Series CT Scanners Compared

While Siemens is busy marketing and selling their latest CT scanners, the "SOMATOM go" series,...

DR Panel Subscription Program vs. DR Panel Purchase

Subscription services are nothing new. In fact, pretty much everyone in any developed country...

Hitachi Airis II vs. Airis Elite: Open MRI Compared

Looking over the wide landscape of secondary market MRIs, a couple of things become very clear:...

OEC 9900 Hardware and Software Options

Just like the 9800 before it, the OEC 9900 is a C-arm that comes with a variety of hardware...

'ISO Certified' vs. 'ISO Compliant' for Imaging Equipment Vendors

With Block Imaging Parts & Service’s yearly ISO audit right around the corner, I am reminded of...

Block Imaging, Neusoft Medical Launch Expanding CT Partnership

Block Imaging is pleased to announce an expansion in their partnership with Neusoft Medical...

CFR Tags on Used CT Scanners: What Are They & Why Are They Important?

When we are offered used CT scanners from countries outside the USA, we always ask "Do you have...

Siemens Novation X-Ray Tube: Lifespan, Signs of Failure, Replacement

If you use a Siemens Mammomat Novation, there's a P40 MOW-100G tube inside it producing your...

Mammography vs. Breast MRI for Breast Cancer Detection

Many of our readers have asked us the question: “What’s the difference between getting a breast...

How to Find Software Options on a Siemens Sensation 64 CT

If you intend to buy or sell a used Siemens Sensation 64 (or any other CT scanner for that...

Philips Gemini TF vs. Philips Ingenuity TF

In the continuous effort of medical imaging manufacturers to push their technology forward,...

5 Benefits of Tomosynthesis 3D Digital Mammography Technology

A little over a decade ago, Hologic received FDA approval for their breast tomosynthesis system,...

Product Overview: Siemens Axiom Artis Interventional Lab

The Axiom Artis is one of the most prevalent product lines from Siemens in the interventional...

10 Reasons You Should Buy Refurbished Imaging Equipment

Still not totally convinced buying refurbished medical imaging equipment is a good idea? We'd...

ISO Certified Medical Imaging Equipment Company? It IS a Big Deal

When you see “ISO Certified” on a medical imaging company’s website or marketing materials, you...

How to Find the Software Version on Your OEC 9800, 8800, 6800, or 2800

If you use an OEC C-arm or urology suite, the time may come when you need to know your system's...

Hologic Selenia Detector Cost, Lifespan, and Replacement

A dependable digital mammography unit is the cornerstone of any women's health department. Among...

The Most Overlooked Factor in Medical Imaging Equipment Values

Medical imaging equipment values are driven by a variety of factors. The level of technology,...

Yes, a Used MRI Machine More Than Meets Your Needs

When buying an MRI, it's always best to seriously assess your needs before you commit a lot of...

GE LightSpeed VCT 64 vs. Siemens Sensation 64

When people hit the market for a 64-slice CT scanner, the GE VCT and the Siemens Sensation are...

INCOTERMS Explained for Buyers and Sellers of Imaging Equipment

Growing global connections is exciting... Trade barriers are falling and the world is your...

Before Trading In Your CT Scanner

Many hospitals and clinics are in an equipment cycle they've been caught in for years: buy a...

CT Tube Lifespan: Akron B and Akron Q

If your facility uses or is considering a Siemens or Philips water-cooled CT scanner, you should...

X-Ray Equipment Service Cost Price Info

In a lot of ways, the X-ray machine is the cornerstone of the medical imaging field. From...

Siemens Avanto Body Matrix Coils: Function, Failure, Replacement

If your MRI scanner is a Siemens Avanto TIM system, your Body Matrix coil is a staple for...

Decoding the Megalix Cath/Angio X-Ray Tube

If your facility uses a Siemens cath/angio lab like the Axiom Artis, the Multistar, or the...

Siemens MRI Machine Models and Reviews

If you're on the hunt for a Siemens 1.5T MRI, you already know there are a number of models...

6 Best Practices for Patient Data Disaster Recovery

The wonders of technology have created a greater peace of mind for many medical offices and...

How Much Can I Save with a Refurbished Cath Lab?

Most of us expect to pay much less for something that is refurbished than something that is new....

Maximizing Your Imaging Capital Budget in Q4

The COVID-19 pandemic has derailed a lot of plans for many people in 2020, and those of us in...

Stereotactic Biopsy Tables: Multicare Platinum vs Fischer MammoTest

As the world of breast imaging and breast biopsy continues to shift rapidly toward a single...

OEC 9600 C-Arm vs OEC 9400 C-Arm

Two of the most famous C-arm machines of all time square off! In one corner we have the C-arm...

Which Portable X-Ray Systems Can I Rent?

Whether you're meeting an increased volume need, testing a market, or simply trying to shift...

Cooling in the Cath Lab

A common mistake we see in the cath lab planning and construction process is not accounting for...

HIPAA Compliance Selling Medical Imaging Equip: Delete Patient Data

Anyone selling used medical imaging equipment needs to be proactive about maintaining HIPAA...

Do C-Arm Rentals Include Service?

If you're exploring the option of renting a C-arm, you probably have questions about how your...

The Current State of the Section 179 Tax Deduction

After years of constant change- up and down deduction limits, shifting depreciation rates,...

Choosing the Best Contractor for Your Medical Facility Construction

Just in case you were wondering, "Does it matter what contractor I choose for the build out of...

Why Should I Buy Service Coverage for My C-arm?

When Block Imaging serves a customer on a C-arm purchase, we recommend that they also purchase...

The Best Cath Lab Service for You

Interventional cath and angio systems are not only big investments, they're a cornerstone...

MRI Info Video Collection: Top Picks

Whether you're new to following the Block Imaging Blog, or just stopping by to learn more about...

Mini C-Arm Prices: How Much is a Mini C-Arm Really Going to Cost?

So, you’re looking to step up your C-Arm imaging capabilities without feeding your budget (not...

How to Save Money on Your Next Cath Lab Purchase

If you’re in the market for a cath lab, chances are you’re familiar with the significant costs...

1.5T MRI Machine Price Guide

The 1.5T scanner is the quintessential MRI machine. It's powerful enough to perform the vast...

When to Rent a C-Arm vs. Buy a C-Arm

While it's always important to have the right tools for serving patients, sometimes budgeting...

Solve Erratic OEC 9900 Lift Movements with These Two Parts

Are you standing in front of an OEC 9900 C-arm whose central column moves up... when no one is...

Four Predictions for the 2020-2021 CT Scanner Market

From early on, 2020 proved to be a year unlike any other. Many, many aspects of everyday life...

Cath Lab Installation Process: a Day-by-Day Walkthrough

Installing any piece of medical equipment is a challenge, but few modalities match the...

Problems with the Right-to-Repair Conversation

If you are not yet familiar with The Critical Medical Infrastructure Right-to-Repair Act of...

What Kind of Facility Should Rent a C-Arm?

We've said it before, but it bears repeating: purchasing is not the only (or always the best)...

Philips Cath Lab Options Explained

Philips cath labs come loaded with a wide variety of hardware and software options. As a result,...

Siemens Cios Alpha vs. OEC 9900: C-Arm Comparison

Just a few years ago, Siemens launched their Cios C-arms, debuting new technology that made them...

CT Scanner Manufacturers and Models Guide

Looking for your next CT solution?  Check out this simple visual guide to CT scanner...

Bi-Plane Cath Labs vs Single-Plane Cath Labs

 For those entering the cath lab market for the first time, there are scads of options on the...

Simplifying Digital X-Ray Workflow with NFC Technology

Near field communication (NFC) is not a new technology. It's been used in everything from...

C-Arm Rental Do's and Don'ts

With most of the things people rent, the process is relatively simple. There aren't generally a...

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

In many areas, government regulations require a warning light outside radiological exam rooms to...

X-Ray Machine Installation Prep: Getting Started

Any time your facility purchases X-ray equipment, there are some big, important steps that need...

CT Scanner Table Weight Capacities Compared

What is the maximum weight capacity for my CT table? We get this question, or some form of it,...

Which CT Scanner Is the Best Value?

You’ve been there: the head of radiology insists that the new 1024-slice CT is the technology...

4 Reasons Why 16-Slice CT Is a Good Fit for Critical Access Hospitals

Upgrading imaging equipment can be a challenging topic to broach in the critical access hospital...

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

Almost daily, someone asks us: "Do I need to put lead-lined walls around my imaging system?"

...

GE Optima CT Scanners: An Overview

GE is nothing if not consistent when it comes to naming conventions. First it was Hispeeds and...

3 Ways to Brighten the Image on Your OEC 9800

 

When you're working with your OEC 9800 day-in and day-out to serve a busy schedule of...

C-Arm and X-Ray Rental vs. Subscription

Purchasing is not the only option to get the C-arm or X-ray equipment you need into your...

What Does the Process of Renting an X-Ray Machine Look Like?

Once you've decided that renting an X-ray system is a good fit for your facility, your next...

What's the Difference Between a Cath Lab and an EP Lab?

One question we're asked on a regular basis about interventional radiology equipment is, "What's...

Top MRI Manufacturers Compared: Choosing the Best for Your Needs

Since first publishing this article in 2015, thousands more people have come to us with a wide...

3 Key Elements of Effective X-Ray Preventive Maintenance

We emphasize preventive maintenance (PM) a lot here at Block Imaging. We type about it in...

How Much Does a Refurbished OEC 9900 Cost?

It wasn't long ago that OEC 9900 C-arms were still rare on the secondary market. As the model...

GE Essential Mammography Paddles: Which Are 'Standard'?

If you're searching the secondary market for a good value on a GE Essential mammography system,...

Tom Spees Joins Block Imaging as VP of Strategic Development

The Block Imaging team invites you to join us in welcoming long-time healthcare entrepreneur and...

Extremity MRI Scanner Price Cost Guide [2020]

If your facility is in the market for an extremity MRI scanner, one of the first questions that...

OEM Support Ended for Selenia with Sun Ultra 45: What's Next?

If you use a Hologic Selenia manufactured between January 19th, 2007 and December 7th 2012, you...

What's the Difference Between GE Innova IQ and IQ Plus Cath Labs?

There's no debating it: from the II-based days of the Advantx to the digital transition first...

GE MRI Coil Connectors: How to Know What You Have & What You Need

If you've used a GE MRI scanner for even a few months you've undoubtedly changed coils,...

How Much Does It Cost to Lease a GE Essential with Senoclaire 3D Tomo?

There's never been a better time for breast cancer screening providers to consider upgrading to...

3 Tips to Save Your C-Arm Cables

One of the most common issues we see with OEC products is torn cables. By my estimate, 30-40%...

Digital Radiography Plate Drop Coverage: What You Need to Know

You’ve bought an expensive, top of the line wireless DR panel (digital radiography). It’s only...

C-Arm Size Comparison Guide

After you've made some C-arm decisions about image intensifier size, software packages,...

How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Mobile MRI?

Whether you need to keep scanning during a renovation, test your market for referral traffic, or...

Siemens Arcadis C-Arm Price Cost Guide

The Siemens Arcadis C-arm series is comprised of models known for powerful generators, hardily...

What Does 'End of Life' Mean for MRI Scanners?

Has your OEM thrown around the term “end of life” as they refer to your oldie-but-a-goodie MRI...

What's the Latest in Siemens Cath Labs?

We'll be honest- most of the conversations we have with buyers about cath lab equipment revolve...

CT Signal Brushes and Power Brushes: When to Replace

Your CT scanner's signal brushes and power brushes play a critical role in the operation of your...

Should I Upgrade my GE 1.5T MRI & How Far Should I Upgrade It?

More and more, we hear from GE 1.5T MRI users who prefer the idea of keeping their current...

MRI Chiller Failure: Save Helium with a Water Bypass

When your MRI scanner's chiller isn't working properly, watching your helium boil off can feel...

Correcting CT Scanner Artifacts: Streak Artifacts

Generally, images produced by CT scanners are accurate representations of the scanned object....

Three Reasons to Rent a Hologic Dimensions 3D Tomo Mammography System

While some facilities might have the budget comfort to dive right into purchasing a Dimensions...

What Happens During Nuclear Camera Refurbishment?

We have conversations every day with people considering their first purchase of a refurbished...

MRI Coil Price Cost Guide

If you're visiting this blog, it's likely for one of two reasons: 1) Your coil failed, and you...

OEC C-Arm Parts: Your First Call

As you serve patients with your OEC C-arm day after day, the occasional breakdown is inevitable....

Digital Cath Lab Comparison: Cardiac and Peripheral

Interventional cath labs are instrumental in diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases....

Low mA Error on Your OEC 9800 or 9900 C-Arm? It Could Be These Parts...

So, you're seeing the ambiguous "low mA" error on your OEC C-arm? This particular error is...

Advantages of Phased Array MRI Coils

Just as the technology of our modern times makes so many day-to-day tasks easier and more...

The Best Values in Pain Management C-Arms

When you're selecting the right C-arm for your pain management practice, "Bells and Whistles" is...

Open MRI Service Cost Price Info

When you begin budgeting for a major equipment project, don't make the classic mistake of...

How to Extend the Life of Your GE CT Tube

If you own or use a GE CT scanner you already know tubes aren't cheap, and they don't last...

CMS Emergency Declaration Waiver: Hospitals Can Flex Maintenance Rules

COVID-19 response has placed a heavy, sometimes overwhelming burden on healthcare facilities...

Cath/Angio Lab Service Cost Price Info

Whether you've made your pick or are still shopping for the best cath/angio system, to keep it...

How to Measure CT Tube Usage: 3 Methods Compared

Selling, inspecting, buying, servicing- there are a number of reasons to access the X-ray tube...

Veterinary MRI Machines: 3 Reasons to Consider One for Your Practice

If you've searched this topic, then you probably already know: Demand for MRI scans for...

MRI Service Cost Price Info

An important piece of research for any imaging equipment project is finding your options for...

MX165 Tubes for GE CT: Compatability, Cost, Lifespan

Doing your homework on your next CT scanner? Digging up replacement parts for your current...

MRI Helium Refills and Boil-off Rates: The Top Six Magnets

Anyone considering the purchase of an MRI machine should know that a healthy cooling system is...

Which PET/CT Scanner Is the Best Value?

As a potential PET/CT system buyer, perhaps you’ve been here: the head of radiology insists that...

What Is the Best Portable X-Ray for COVID-19 Screening?

While we hope that the peak of this unprecedented outbreak is behind us, it's clear that the...

MRI Service Contracts: What’s Not Included?

If you own an MRI machine or are in the market for one, you know the investment is huge, the...

Selling Your CT Scanner: What to Expect When You're Inspected

Selling your CT scanner can be a significant offset to the cost of your next equipment solution....

What Is the Best Price for Quality Mammo Equipment Service?

Mammography screening is the first, and best line of defense in detecting breast cancer early....

Toshiba Aquilion 64 vs. GE Lightspeed VCT 64

It's apparent from the start that Toshiba's Aquilion 64 and GE's VCT 64 CT scanners have a lot...

GE Innova RTAC: What Does It Do, Which One Do I Have?

Across the entire product line of GE Innova cath/angio labs, from the 2000 to the 4100 IQ, you...

Why Would I Choose a GE Innova Cath Lab?

As a provider of cath lab systems, we are frequently asked to offer guidance on which system a...

Replacing Your OEC 9800 and 9900 Cables

The HV and interconnect cables on your OEC 9800 or 9900 are the arteries of the system, the...

GE Innova DL: What Does It Do, Which One Do I Have?

Every Innova cath/angio system has an Atlas C1 cabinet where the lion's share of the image...

PET/CT Scanner Service Cost Price Info

Like any other piece of medical imaging equipment in your facility, you rely on your PET/CT...

How to Tell if an OEC 9600 C-Arm Has Old-Style or New-Style Steering

This question about OEC 9600 C-arm steering has been asked thousands of times. It's so common...

OEC 9800 MD: Pros and Cons

If you've spent even a little time in the world of c-arms, you know that the OEC 9800 is a very...

GE MRI Machines: Models and Reviews

Looking for a 1.5T GE MRI machine? Great! Now, which model do you choose? What makes the most...

System Support Modules for GE MRI: Cost, Lifespan, Signs of Failure

If your facility uses an MRI scanner, you know by now that there are a number of parts failures...

CT Scanner Service Cost Price Info

If you’ve recently purchased a CT scanner or are in the market for one, you’re probably...

Do ALL My Employees Need Bloodborne Pathogens Training?

We've heard people say it before: Bloodborne pathogen protocol is “common sense” or “a...

C-Arm Service Cost Price Info

Whether you're a veteran, a rookie, or still shopping, if you plan to use a C-arm, you also have...

What Does Your Imaging Equipment Service Rep REALLY Know?

Medical imaging equipment is, by nature, very technical. Each modality has its own set of...

Why Would I Choose a Philips Allura XPER Cath Lab?

When it comes to selecting a cath lab system, many buyers will find themselves looking at GE vs....

Remote Team Leadership: Leading During Social Distancing

COVID-19 has made the necessity for remote work a very sudden reality for thousands of...

CT Tube Lifespan and Cost: MRC 600, MRC 800

When buyers choose a CT scanner, the cost of maintenance and service is often overshadowed by...

MRI Cold Heads 101

If you're new to the world of MRI, there's a learning curve that can take a good chunk of time...

How to Resolve an OEC C-Arm Precharge Voltage Error

So, you power on your OEC 9800 or 9900 C-arm and step away for a moment to let it run the...

Why You Need a UPS for Your Imaging Equipment

Have you ever typed up a project only to lose power in the middle of it and realize you didn't...

How to Find Enabled Software Options on a GE Innova Cath/Angio System

Maybe you're inspecting a cath/angio lab to see if you're interested in purchasing it. Or you...

How To Tell If Your CT Tube Is About To Fail

At the heart of every CT scanner is its X-ray tube. More so than any other component, keeping...

Which Used C-arm has the Most Power? The Winner is…

You’ve shopped around. You’ve heard the sales pitches and perused the slick brochures with...

How Is Block Imaging Responding to Coronavirus?

While the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, we at Block Imaging would like to share...

Carestream Portable X-Ray Rentals: When, Why, How Much?

As consumers in the 21st century, we know that the best value doesn't always come from owning...

3 Basic Tips For Ordering Medical Imaging Parts

You think to yourself, "Today's going to be a good day". Your biomed ordered the part they...

C-Arm Decontamination Tips: Is Your C-Arm a Rolling Biohazard?

Any surgical C-arm worth its salt is a veteran of innumerable invasive procedures. In light of...

AIAT Information Explained for X-ray Equipment Installations

If you've read somewhere, heard somewhere, or been told by someone that you need to get AIAT...

Neusoft Medical Provides Diagnostic Certainty Against Coronavirus

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now affecting 77 countries and territories around the world. With...

C-Arm Lease Prices Could Be the Answer

If you're considering bringing a C-arm into your facility, but an outright purchase seems a...

Siemens Multitom RAX Review

Fully digital, wireless, automated. Do you ever catch yourself asking: "Where does X-ray imaging...

How to Delete Patient Data from an OEC 9400 C-Arm

So, your OEC 9400 C-arm is finally retiring? It's the end of an era! You and “Big Tan” have been...

How Much Does a C-Arm Rental Cost?

An interim C-arm rental can make good sense in a lot of different scenarios. Most often, when...

3 Tips for Financing Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment

Ah, banks. Can't live with them, can't live without them. While your local bank may do a great...

Siemens Straton CT Tubes Clarified

With four variations on the market, and only partial interchangeability among them, the Straton...

Nuclear Camera Price Cost Guide

When the time comes to upgrade your nuclear camera (or to purchase your first), it's not unusual...

4 Benefits of Hologic Dimensions Mammo with Affirm Breast Biopsy

As mammography equipment continues its gradual shift away from 2D systems to 3D, there's another...

Digital Cath Lab Equipment Price Guide

When folks contact us to begin their inquiries into equipment for catheterization or angiography...

How to Prepare Your MRI for an Incoming Storm

Is your area prone to rough weather? Tornadoes? Hurricanes? Frequent thunderstorms? Your MRI may...

C-Arm Inspection Guide: How to Demonstrate C-Arm Image Quality

If you're hoping to sell your C-arm system, the best way to get a better deal is to demonstrate...

What to Expect During Your Cath Lab Project

From selection, to budgeting, to installation, to ongoing maintenance- the links below will take...

GE Innova 2100, 3100, 4100 'End of Service': What's Next for Users?

If your team uses the GE Innova 2100, 3100, or 4100, you might have received a letter saying...

X-Ray Machine Cost Price Guide

In many cases across the medical field, the X-ray machine is the most basic imaging system in a...

DR Flat Panel Detector Price Guide

If you're considering digital radiography (DR) for the first time, we'll say this: Between ...

OEC 9900 MD vs. OEC 9800 MD

Like their non-motorized counterparts, the OEC 9900 MD and 9800 MD have an awful lot in common....

What Happens During a Cath Lab Inspection?

People refer to interventional equipment inspections frequently in our industry but seldom...

Choosing the Best X-Ray Equipment

Bringing a new (or new to you) X-ray system into an imaging facility can be an overwhelming...

Cath Lab Parts & Service Costs

As you do the technical and functional homework on your next cath lab purchasing decision, at...

What You Need to Know About Remote Diagnostic Units for MRI

If you own or operate an MRI scanner you understand how important it is to monitor your system's...

GE IGS 5 Cath Labs vs. IGS 7 Cath Labs

In early 2012, GE reinvigorated their cath lab product line by replacing the long-running Innova...

How Much is My MRI Worth? It’s Easier to Figure Out Than You Think

Have you found yourself asking “How much is my MRI machine worth?” lately? In today’s secondary...

GE Optima 580W Review

GE has been a leader in radiation oncology and wide-bore CT scanners for some time. This is due...

Questions to Ask BEFORE You Buy a Cath Lab

Searching for the perfect cath lab? It’s a lot more work than you thought, huh? Some people love...

Three Exciting Features of Siemens' new Somatom X.cite CT

The end of the year is always an exciting time in the medical imaging field, beginning with the...

Why I Would Never Own a Digital Cath Lab Without a Service Contract

We've all stood in the checkout line at Best Buy before. Maybe you've just bought a new HDTV-...

GE Optima XR220 vs. Carestream DRX Revolution

For those considering the next tier of digital X-ray solutions, a portable can be a great place...

How to Tell if a GE Innova Is an IQ System

The “IQ” suffix on some systems in the GE Innova line of cath labs has caused some confusion...

Siemens Aera Takes 2019 Award for Clinical Capability in Wide-Bore MRI

Every so often, we at Block Imaging like to recognize imaging systems that stand out from their...

C-Arm Training: What Are You Looking For?

Recently, a facility whose C-arm project I was managing requested “additional training”. As the...

Siemens Sensation Detector Module Replacement Guide

The Siemens Sensation family has two main detector types: those found on the 10 and 16-slice...

How Much Does a GE Innova Cath Lab Cost?

GE's Innova cath labs are a popular and versatile product line. They come in several varieties...

How Many Monitors Come with a Cath Lab?

Setting up a cath lab with all the right options for your specialty, your workflow, and your...

How Much Does It Cost to Lease a GE Innova Cath Lab?

As you look into your cath lab options you're sure to read all kinds of material about features,

CT Scanner Site Planning Checklist

Once you've made all the important decisions about which CT scanner is best for you, it's time...

Philips FD20 Lease Price Guide

It's digital! It's flexible! It's... perhaps a touch outside of your capital equipment budget...

GE Innova 3100 IQ and Philips Allura FD 20 Earn 2019 'Best in Class'

Periodically, Block Imaging awards companies or products that have proven, through performance...

How Much Does an Open MRI Scanner Weigh?

Getting a new open MRI scanner can be exciting: new capabilities, new ways to serve patients,...

Mini C-Arms vs Full-Size C-Arms

“Should I be shopping for a full-size C-arm or a mini C-arm?” It’s no surprise that this...

CT Scanner Installation Process: What to Expect

So, you’ve spent the past couple months poring over site drawings and working through...

The Best CT Scanner for Low-Volume Facilities

There’s a lot of talk about “patient volume” and “system throughput” in the CT scanner world,...

CMS Announces New PCI Codes for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

In the cardiovascular imaging community, there has been much anticipation over the last few...

Philips Panorama 1.0T HFO Review

For customers in search of an Open MRI, the Philips Panorama 1.0T HFO (High Field Open) is...

Cath Lab vs. C-Arm in Office-Based Labs

Whether you have an existing office-based lab (OBL), or you are looking to start a new one, one...

How Much Does it Cost to Rig an MRI Scanner?

MRI machine buyers, sellers, brokers- across the board, they all have questions about how much...

OEC 9900: How to Use Your Extra Monitor Options

The OEC 9900 already offers a high degree of viewing flexibility for your operating room with...