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Chris Kinnas Chris Kinnas is the Service Account Executive at Block Imaging. His goal is to see imaging facilities covered by the very best service for maximum equipment uptime. Outside of the office he is a husband, a father of 4, and an avid Chicago sports fan.



X-Ray Equipment Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Nov 13, 2020 1:00:00 PM

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In a lot of ways, the X-ray machine is the cornerstone of the medical imaging field. From hospitals, to clinics, to in-home care, X-ray systems are the most widely used modality of them all. This is precisely why it's so important to have a plan in place to keep your X-ray system up and running.

To help you know what you can expect to pay annually for an X-ray service agreement through an independent service organization (ISO), we've updated this post (first published in 2016) with current average rates for a year of our most inclusive Full Service Coverage plan as well as a short list of factors that will play into determining your individual price.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, X-Ray

OEM Support Ended for Selenia with Sun Ultra 45: What's Next?

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Jul 27, 2020 1:45:00 PM

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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 heard about the end of support through the grapevine instead. In any case, time has long been up, and if you've spent the last year cobbling together a service regimen for your EOL system while thinking about how you're going to pay for an upgrade, we're here to tell you about a solution that will work better for you, save you money, and allow you to keep your Selenia.

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Topics: Mammography

Open MRI Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

May 22, 2020 3:00:00 PM

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When you begin budgeting for a major equipment project, don't make the classic mistake of forgetting about ongoing service. A good plan for equipment upkeep is every bit as important to ROI as any bell and/or whistle feature you might be considering. As the title of this article suggests, we'll be focusing on service budgets for open MRI, comparing costs with an independent provider like Block Imaging to costs for OEM service. Before we get into the numbers, though, we'll walk you through the factors that service providers look at when they determine pricing. Being aware of these will help you manage your expectations and streamline the service shopping process.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

Cath/Angio Lab Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

May 15, 2020 4:30:00 PM

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Whether you've made your pick or are still shopping for the best cath/angio system, to keep it running at maximum uptime, you'll need to get yourself a service agreement. But how much should you expect to pay?

To help you budget, we share the average annual cath lab service cost from an independent provider, below. And, to help you see how much you can save, we'll include the average OEM service cost for comparison.

Before we share those numbers though, we want to explain some of the factors that will affect the price your service provider quotes you. The more you know about these details, the more accurate your expectations and your budget will be.

Still shopping systems? Browse our cath lab inventory here.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Service

MRI Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

May 8, 2020 4:30:00 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 average price ranges on the market, we'll walk you through the factors that often play a hand in determining the actual amount a prospective service provider quotes a customer. 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

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