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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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Chad Seelye

Chad Seelye Chad Seelye is Vice President of Part Sales for Block Imaging. He loves to offer parts solutions that get customers excited about doing more with their equipment for less. Outside of work, he loves to explore new areas with his wife. It doesn't matter where they are, as long as they've never been there before. Chad also loves all things MSU basketball and football.




Siemens Straton CT Tubes Clarified

Posted by Chad Seelye

Feb 21, 2020 4:15:00 PM

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With four variations on the market, and only partial interchangeability among them, the Straton X-ray tube series for Siemens CT scanners has a tendency to cause some confusion among users. The brief video clip below will tell you which type of Straton tube is meant to be used with which type of Siemens CT, as well as an important tip for buying and installing a used Straton tube on your system.

The video clip covers the full line of Siemens Straton CT tubes, including:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Video

CT Tube Replacement Price Cost Guide

Posted by Chad Seelye

Jul 29, 2019 10:10:00 AM

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Replacing a CT scanner's X-ray tube is an eventuality for any facility that uses the technology- an eventuality that doesn't always happen according to typical lifespan expectations, and doesn't always happen at your budgetary "high tide". Because of this fact, it pays to be aware of the options you have to replace your CT tube for less.

To help you know what to expect when you need to replace your CT tube, we've compiled current price averages for some of the most popular CT tubes in use right now, including low to moderate use used tubes, new after-market tubes (where applicable), and- for comparison's sake- brand-new OEM tubes.

Need a tube now? Click here to get a quote in minutes.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

CT Tube Lifespan: Dura 202 and Dura 422

Posted by Chad Seelye

Apr 29, 2019 10:15:00 AM

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As you learn what to expect from your CT scanner in terms of parts and service costs, one of the most important things you can know is the average lifespan for your X-ray tube model. On any CT, the tube is a part that will need to be replaced periodically and is also one of the most expensive to replace. The sooner you plan for this expense, the better you'll be able to approach the replacement process.

If you're scanning with a Siemens Emotion CT from 1-16 slices, you're using one of two types of Dura CT tubes. Below, we'll share with you the average lifespan, average replacement cost, and part numbers of the Dura 202 and Dura 422 CT tubes.

Need a CT tube now? Click here to submit a request and get a quote.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

MRI Coil Price Cost Guide

Posted by Chad Seelye

Apr 24, 2019 4:33:00 PM

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If you’re an MRI user who would like to expand the scanning capabilities at your facility, you’re going to need to invest in some additional coils. We can't promise that upgrading your stable of coils will be cheap, but we can help you get the process started with a little basic budget building. 

Below you’ll find current average pricing for a variety of MRI coils, both new and refurbished.

Already know which coils you need? Click here to request a quote!

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

Replacing ADM Modules for Philips CT

Posted by Chad Seelye

Apr 8, 2019 3:00:00 PM

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Before you begin working with the ADM modules on your Philips CT scanner, there are some things you should know. First and foremost among these things: if you want to maintain optimum image quality, you can’t use your ADM modules interchangeably. Keep reading to find out why and learn best practices for replacing ADM modules in your system.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

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