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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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Alyssa Birchmeier

Alyssa Birchmeier Alyssa Birchmeier is a Service Coordinator at Block Imaging. Her goal is to put service customers first and make a difference in the way they serve their patients. Out of the office she loves cooking, crafting, and exploring the world of craft beer.



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

Posted by Alyssa Birchmeier

May 29, 2020 3:13:56 PM

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So, you're seeing the ambiguous "low mA" error on your OEC C-arm? This particular error is tricky because there are so many things that can cause it. The good news is, there are lots of field service engineers who are familiar with OEC systems, and there are plenty of replacement parts available too.

While we don't recommend you try to resolve this error yourself, we want to help you know what kind of costs you can expect when the time comes to replace parts, and direct you to where you can find help to clear the low mA error from your C-arm and get the parts you need.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

MRI Service Contracts: What’s Not Included?

Posted by Alyssa Birchmeier

Apr 30, 2020 2:15:00 PM

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If you own an MRI machine or are in the market for one, you know the investment is huge, the equipment itself is complex, and the stakes are high for your cash flow and patient schedule when things go wrong. It's for these reasons that most owners opt to have a service contract to minimize their financial risks. But, not all service contracts cover the same areas of upkeep and repair. One provider's "boilerplate" agreement might be another's top-of-the-line coverage.

To help those of you who might be seeking out your next MRI service solution, we're going to share some common, but negotiable, MRI contract exclusions you're likely to find from providers on the MRI service market.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

Why You Need a UPS for Your Imaging Equipment

Posted by Alyssa Birchmeier

Mar 19, 2020 1:30:00 PM

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Have you ever typed up a project only to lose power in the middle of it and realize you didn't click "save"? Or been watching the newest episode of The Bachelor, right before he gives away the final rose, and your lights go out and you miss the shocking ending?

We have all had situations like these in our normal, everyday life, but how about at your imaging facility? The repercussions of this happening with your medical equipment can lead to much more severe consequences. The good news is, you can limit your risk of major damage just by adding a UPS. Keep reading to learn how a UPS works, and how it helps.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts

How to Prepare Your MRI for an Incoming Storm

Posted by Alyssa Birchmeier

Feb 5, 2020 1:00:00 PM

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Is your area prone to rough weather? Tornadoes? Hurricanes? Frequent thunderstorms? Your MRI may have made it through in the past, but now you want to protect this large, expensive piece of equipment from the harsh, unpredictable elements. Or maybe the weather service is predicting the worst storm season in years. Either way, we have some solutions that could help you add extra layers of protection for your equipment.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

Does My MRI Service Agreement Include MRI Coil Coverage?

Posted by Alyssa Birchmeier

Jun 25, 2019 3:42:00 PM

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If you're considering purchasing MRI scanner service coverage, you're probably wondering how much, if any, of that coverage extends to your scanner's coils. That's a great question, and one that our service department hears all the time.

Watch the video below to learn what is and isn't covered when it comes to MRI coils as part of your full MRI service agreement.
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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI, Video

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