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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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Andy Jarvis

Andy Jarvis Andy Jarvis is a Customer Service Representative with the Block Imaging Parts Team. It’s his pleasure to bring over a decade of imaging industry experience to the level of service he provides parts buyers every day. When he’s not serving imaging facilities, Andy enjoys traveling with his wife and their four children.



How to Get the Most Out of Your OEC C-Arm Battery Set

Posted by Andy Jarvis

Jun 25, 2019 2:27:50 PM

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One of the most commonly replaced parts on an OEC C-arm unit is the main battery set in the "C" portion of the system. Frequency of use, applications, and proper maintenance of the system all factor into how long an individual battery set will last, but the typical lifespan our customers and engineers have observed is between two and three years.

To help your facility maximize the lifespan of your OEC battery set, here are some notes and tips on charging and use for battery packs in the OEC 8800, 9600, 9800, and 9900.

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

Philips Brilliance 40 & 64 A-Plane Collimators: 3 Things You Need to Know

Posted by Andy Jarvis

May 7, 2019 4:45:00 PM

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The A-plane collimator (part # 4535-670-62391) is one of the pricier components to replace on your Philips Brilliance 40-slice or 64-slice CT scanner and, unfortunately, the odds are rather high that a replacement will be necessary at some point during the lifespan of your system.

On the bright side, however, there are a few things that (if you're aware of them in advance), can help you better manage the temporary setback of a collimator failure and get your Brilliance up and running quickly.

Here are three things you should know about your A-plane collimator before it fails, so you can turn around your replacement and repair ASAP:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

OEC C-Arm Parts: Your First Call

Posted by Andy Jarvis

Oct 9, 2017 10:53:46 AM

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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, current average list price, and a sign or two that you may need to replace the more common ones in the near future.

Need a C-arm part now? Click here to get a quote in minutes!

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

kV Control Boards for GE's Jedi Generator: How to Make Sure You Get the Right One

Posted by Andy Jarvis

Jun 14, 2017 9:30:02 AM

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The Jedi generator is found on a number of GE imaging systems from several modalities, including X-ray, R/F rooms, CT scanners, and cath labs. With the same name, the same manufacturer, and the same housing, it's reasonable to assume that everything in there is interchangeable. Unfortunately for parts buyers, that's not the case.

While many of the parts you'll find in Jedi generators from all modalities are interchangeable, not all of them are. Case in point: the kV control board. While ordering most replacement parts for medical imaging equipment requires a match to the part number taken from the manufacturer's manual, with the same numbering format as all the other parts in the system, a Jedi kV control board requires a match to a number imprinted on the board itself.

To help you make sure you get the correct kV control board when you order a replacement for your GE Jedi generator, we'll let you know where to look and what to look for.

Have an immediate parts need? Click here to submit a request and receive a quote, fast!

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts

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