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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.



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

Common Errors on the OEC 9800 & How to Address Them

Posted by Alyssa Birchmeier

Jun 20, 2019 2:25:11 PM

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If you use an OEC 9800 C-arm you're already familiar with the twenty little arrows that scroll across the display on your system during boot-up. You probably also already know there are 20 different sequences of those arrows that indicate different problems your 9800 may be having. As C-arm service providers we're no strangers to any of the 20 sequences, but we can definitely say that some of them come up more often than others.

Below, we'll share with you the three most common errors users see on the OEC 9800 and some steps you can take to help clear them up and get back to scanning.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

CT Service Contracts: What is NOT Included?

Posted by Alyssa Birchmeier

Apr 30, 2019 3:30:00 PM

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Welcome! And thank you for joining us in our second segment of the colossally popular “Contract Exclusions” series! We knew that everyone who read part one, MRI Contract Exclusions, would be chomping at the proverbial bit to see what we'd share about CT contracts.

Now, before we get started explaining what you can expect to not be covered in a standard 3rd-party CT service contract, I should warn you: if you also read part one, some of this will sound VERY familiar, but we figured if the MRI shoe fits, the CT can wear it! Here goes:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service

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