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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.

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Aly Boggs-Smitley

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.



OEC C-Arm Parts: Your First Call

Posted by Aly Boggs-Smitley

Jun 5, 2020 4:00:00 PM

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As you serve patients with your OEC C-arm day after day, the occasional breakdown is inevitable. In these situations, one of the best things you can do to minimize your downtime is have a reliable parts supplier that you can reach out to as your first call. Of course, the biggest thing a first-call parts supplier needs to earn your call is consistent stock of the parts you're likely to need for your C-arm.

Below you'll find a list of OEC C-arm parts that Block Imaging has in inventory regularly (some almost constantly). Each of these parts is a solution to a major problem that can put your C-arm down and halt your ability to perform scans. To make the list a little more convenient, we've included each part's number and current average price. 

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

3 Basic Tips For Ordering Medical Imaging Parts

Posted by Aly Boggs-Smitley

Mar 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM

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You think to yourself, "Today's going to be a good day". Your biomed ordered the part they needed to fix your mammography system, it arrived bright and early, and you figure everything will be repaired by noon and you'll still have a chance of catching the matinee of that new Marvel movie (no shame- we watch 'em too).

As you approach the mammo unit, you smile at the techs. You pat your biomed on the back. But wait, the part they're holding looks a little different than the one inside the machine. Uh oh. As all of the heat in your body rises to your face, you realize this is not the correct part at all. How did this happen, and how can you make sure it won't happen again?

We hate to see delays in system repairs almost as much as you do. To minimize ordering mistakes and maximize the chances of getting the absolutely correct part, here are a few basic tips to keep in mind when you contact a vendor for medical imaging parts.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts

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, DEXA

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

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