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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.

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Aly Boggs-Smitley

Aly Boggs-Smitley is a Customer Service Representative with the Block Imaging Parts Team. When your system needs replacement parts, it’s her pleasure to respond to your need with speed and clarity. If you don’t find Aly at her desk, you can find her reading crime dramas, doing yoga, or singing loudly in the car with her daughter.

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What to Expect for Your MRI Coil Repair

Posted by Aly Boggs-Smitley

May 31, 2019 4:40:00 PM

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You’ve been minding your p’s and q’s- your air conditioner is keeping things in the low 70’s, your helium level is in the low 90’s, and your service group has done a PM on your MRI every quarter since you had it installed around three years ago. You’ve been the perfect magnet owner. So what did you do to deserve MRI coil problems? The answer is: probably nothing.

Chances are, all that uptime, the trouble-free scans, and the wear and tear on your MRI coils have led you to the sad eventuality of coil failure. So now what?

We’re happy to say that you can most likely get your full range of scanning capabilities back without replacing your damaged coils, and that we can help you with it! Of course, a claim like this raises some questions. Luckily, we’ve heard many of them before. So, to clear a few things up, here’s the skinny on what you can expect when you order an MRI coil repair through Block Imaging Parts & Service.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

Lunar DEXA Bone Densitometer Tube Price Cost Guide

Posted by Aly Boggs-Smitley

May 10, 2019 11:38:56 AM

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If your DEXA bone densitometer's X-ray tube is failing, guess what? You don’t have to pay an arm and leg to replace it. Many people think that tube failure means placing a call to the OEM and spending top dollar for a brand-new replacement. This is simply not the case. There are plenty of other, more affordable options at you fingertips.

Below you'll find current average prices for X-ray tubes from the most popular Lunar DEXA systems. Pricing for new, refurbished, and used tubes is included. Please note- these prices (even the OEM's) all assume you'll return your existing tube as an exchange when the replacement arrives.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Bone Densitometer

OEC C-arm Laser Aimers: 5 Reasons to Get One

Posted by Aly Boggs-Smitley

Apr 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM

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Purchasing and operating an OEC C-arm is a sizeable investment; the machine itself, protective gear for the operator, ongoing service, etc. So, when an equipment vendor suggests you purchase an additional accessory for your C-arm, your gut reaction is probably something like, “Thanks, but no thanks!”

We’ve heard that reaction before and we definitely get it. At the same time, there are some good reasons to hold that thought and consider adding an OEC laser aimer to your C-arm. Find five reasons right here:

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

Digital Mammo Tube Price Cost Guide

Posted by Aly Boggs-Smitley

Mar 20, 2019 10:36:00 AM

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If your digital mammo machine's X-ray tube is on its way out or, perhaps, has already failed, you should know that contacting the original manufacturer for a replacement is just one of the sourcing options available to you. It is also, in the majority of scenarios, the most expensive one.

Below you'll find current average prices for X-ray tubes from the most popular digital mammography systems. Pricing for both new OEM and after-market tubes and used tubes from independent parts providers is included.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Mammography

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