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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.

~ Block Imaging Team

Chris Kinnas

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C-Arm Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Mar 22, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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Whether you're a veteran, a rookie, or still shopping for the best system, if you plan to use a C-arm, another thing you have to plan for is how you're going to keep it up and running as consistently as possible. For maximum uptime, you'll need to arrange a service agreement. But how much should you expect to spend for that agreement? We're here to help you build a realistic budget by revealing some average price ranges you’re likely to find as you shop around for C-arm service coverage (see the table at the end).

Before we get to the numbers, we want to explain what is considered when service contract quotes are being built. This is important because what you will actually pay for service depends on these factors. 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

OEM Support Ends Soon for Selenia with Sun Ultra 45

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Mar 15, 2019 9:30:00 AM

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If you use a Hologic Selenia manufactured between January 19th, 2007 and December 7th 2012, you may remember the day the letter from Hologic's field service arm came to your mailbox with the dreaded news: your system was declared end of life (EOL), and Hologic would no longer support it after May 3rd, 2019. Or- maybe you don't remember and the title of this blog is a helpful, but alarming surprise for you. In any case, it's already March 2019 and the time to come up with a new service solution is nearly upon you. We can help.

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Topics: Mammography

Mammography Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Mar 14, 2019 12:37:00 PM

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Mammography screening is the first, and best line of defense in detecting breast cancer early. This is why having a maintenance and repair plan in place for your mammography equipment is so important. When you have a plan, your facility can keep equipment downtime to a minimum, keep reimbursements, and reduce costs on replacement parts.

We've compiled current average pricing for one year of our most inclusive mammo service coverage plan, as well as broken down a few of the key factors that will be a part of determining your individual price, so you can know what to expect from independent service organizations as you plan and shop for your mammography machine's future maintenance and repair.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Mammography

MRI Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Mar 7, 2019 4:01:00 PM

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An important piece of research for any imaging equipment project is finding your options for service, and building a budget forecast for your system's ongoing upkeep. As the title of this article suggests, we'll be focusing on the latter. Before we get into the dollars and cents of the matter, we'll walk you through all the factors that might play a hand in determining the actual amount a prospective service provider will quote you. Knowing more about these will help you manage your expectations as well as simplify your conversations with providers.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

End of Life Medical Imaging Equipment... What Does It Really Mean?

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Dec 11, 2018 3:22:00 PM

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“End of Life.” Sounds morbid, doesn’t it? But before you flood your mind with images of long black cars and gothic letters chiseled in granite, let me reassure you that we’ll only be discussing the phrase as it pertains to your medical imaging equipment.

“End of Life” (EOL) means that a product has reached the limits of its primary market viability and as a result, support is discontinued or limited. If you have a system that is EOL the OEM may find it difficult to help you in servicing/supporting the unit.   

We’ve seen the major OEMs assign EOL designation a number of times to reliable, workhorse systems that could keep scanning if parts and engineers were available to nurse them through their occasional hiccups. But, in light of the never-ending stream of new and improved technology, these products are left behind and OEM services are refocused on new and late-model equipment. 

This can be a serious sticking point for facilities struggling to make their way to that next imaging equipment upgrade. Fortunately, through years of working through EOL designations, we’ve learned some things things concerning EOL imaging equipment that can help facilities in this situation.

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

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