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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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Beka Waldron

Beka Waldron is a Customer Service Representative with the Block Imaging Parts Team. It’s her goal to offer parts buyers the quickest and clearest response when they bring their urgent parts needs. If she’s not solving a parts problem, Beka is probably camping, kayaking, knitting, or just sipping a good, strong cup of coffee.

Recent Posts

Knocking Sound from Your GE CT Scanner? Check Your Encoder Wheel!

Posted by Beka Waldron

May 23, 2019 11:20:00 AM

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So, you're running your GE CT and you start hearing a rattle, a jitter, or a knock. It never made that sound before, and you're pretty sure it shouldn't make that sound at all. Why is it doing that?

With so many moving parts, there are a few things that can create a similar sound inside the gantry of a GE CT scanner, however, one of the most common for is the axial encoder. Keep reading to learn what you should do to solve the problem.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

When Should I Replace My MRI Cold Head?

Posted by Beka Waldron

Apr 5, 2019 4:35:00 PM

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If you own or operate an MRI you're well aware of the dreaded "Q word". In case you're not, we'll say it just once, quietly. Okay? Here goes: quench.

Like nails on a chalkboard, right? But, on the bright side, now we can get to the nice part of the blog where I give you a strategy to help keep your magnet away from the Q word. One simple phrase, "cold head replacement."

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

Ordering OEC 9800 and 9900 Interconnect Cables

Posted by Beka Waldron

Mar 1, 2019 4:05:15 PM

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It's no secret that the OEC 9800 and 9900 C-arms are very similar systems. We've already discussed the overlap in functionality and features they share, but there's another level of overlap that is helpful for users of either model to know about: replacement parts.

Today, we're going to tell you all about sharing interconnect cables between the OEC 9800 and the OEC 9900. Keep reading to find part numbers, average pricing, and the one simple step that lets you safely use the 9800 cable on the 9900 system.

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

Siemens RFPA Failure? 4 Common Reasons Why and Solutions

Posted by Beka Waldron

Dec 14, 2017 5:00:00 PM

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In the world of MRI, radio frequency power amplifier (RFPA) failure is a relatively common problem. An example is the Siemens E6 Dora (part #4753062), found on their Harmony and Symphony models. We’ve spoken with Dora specialists and learned the four most likely causes of failure. Coincidentally, we’ve also learned what you should do when your E6 Dora fails and the best thing you can do to help prevent Dora failure. Sit back and let us give you the low down

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

Hologic Selenia Detector Cost, Lifespan, and Replacement

Posted by Beka Waldron

Aug 27, 2015 3:53:00 PM

A dependable digital mammography unit is the cornerstone of any women's health department. Among the leaders in the digital mammo modality is the Hologic Selenia series.

While the Selenia's performance has earned it this place of favor, it's still subject to some of the same service and maintenance pratfalls of any digital X-ray equipment. One of the most serious among these is the eventuality of digital detector failure.

To help all you Selenia users out there prepare for this a little better, we've compiled information from the experiences of our parts and service teams and the facilities they serve to bring you typical cost, lifespan, and replacement information for your Hologic Selenia digital detector.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Mammography

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