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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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Chris Kinnas

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.



GE Innova 2100, 3100, 4100 'End of Service': What's Next for Users?

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Jan 22, 2020 3:00:00 PM

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If your team uses the GE Innova 2100, 3100, or 4100, you might have received a letter saying that GE has declared their "end of service" (EOS). Let us reassure you: this isn't as bad as it sounds. It does mean you're in for some changes and some costs you thought you might have been able to put off for a few more years. But it doesn't mean that you need to change now, that you need a generous lump sum of cash now, or that your only option is to go back to the OEM.

Using the recently EOS-designated GE Innova X100 series as an example, we're going to discuss why OEMs use EOS, why your response doesn't need to be urgent, and how an EOS designation can end up benefiting your operating budget.

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3 Flexible Medical Equipment Service Plans for MRI, CT, X-Ray, and More

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Oct 4, 2019 3:30:00 PM

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From where to have lunch to when to retire, life is filled with decisions that require careful consideration. Not the least of these is how to protect your CT, MRI, X-ray, or other medical imaging equipment with service and maintenance coverage.

No two imaging facilities are exactly alike, and that's why there is some flexibility among the plans you'll find on the service market. To help reduce your legwork as you enter the service market, we'll cover here three common imaging equipment service plans offered by service providers.

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Topics: PET/CT, Nuclear Camera, Imaging Equipment Solutions, Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Service, MRI, C-Arm, X-Ray, DEXA, Mammography

This Year's Top Imaging Service Articles

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Aug 7, 2019 10:15:00 AM

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So far, 2019 has been a productive year for the Block Imaging team in many ways. One of these is the production of content that imaging end users and engineers can turn to as a reference for better uptime, cost savings, or a deeper understanding of common service products.

To share some of the highlights of the last eight months, we've brought a baker's dozen of our top service articles together in one place for fast reference. No matter what modality you use, there's sure to be something helpful in this list.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment

DEXA Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Apr 29, 2019 4:02:00 PM

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If you provide DEXA service to patients, eventually, you'll need someone to provide service for your DEXA equipment. Preventative maintenance, repairs, replacement parts- all of these will be necessary at one time or another, but how much can you expect to pay for that kind of coverage? We can help you get an idea.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, DEXA

CT Scanner Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Apr 25, 2019 10:43:00 AM

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If you’ve recently purchased a CT scanner or are in the market for one, you’re probably beginning to research how much service for your new equipment will cost. We're here to help by revealing some average numbers you’re likely to find as you shop around in the 2018-2019 market (see the table at the end). 

Before we do though, we want to explain some of the factors that are considered when service contract quotes are being built. This is important because where your individual CT scanner fits in these criteria will, to a large degree, determine its service price.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, CT Scanner

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