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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.



PET/CT Scanner Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Apr 21, 2020 4:15:00 PM

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Like any other piece of medical imaging equipment in your facility, you rely on your PET/CT scanner to serve the diagnostic needs of your patients. And just like any other piece of medical imaging equipment, your PET/CT is going to need periodic maintenance and repair to make sure it stays in service as much as possible. We'll be frank: quality service coverage isn't cheap, but there are ways to save on your service purchase- namely, working with an independent service organization (ISO).

Being an imaging equipment ISO ourselves, we've compiled below current average price ranges for one year of full PET/CT service coverage versus typical OEM costs. Individual pricing will vary based on the make, model, and age of your system as well as the service options you choose, but these figures will give you a place to start planning. See more about the types of coverage we offer here.

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Topics: PET/CT

CT Scanner Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Apr 14, 2020 9:45:00 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 2020 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

C-Arm Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Apr 7, 2020 1:45:00 PM

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Whether you're a veteran, a rookie, or still shopping, if you plan to use a C-arm, you also have to plan for is how you're going to keep it up and running consistently. 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

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

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