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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 Sharrock

Chris Sharrock Chris Sharrock is the Vice President of Equipment Solutions at Block Imaging. Sometimes referred to as the “The C-Arm Guy”, Chris has a passion for music, fitness and genuinely enjoys helping others make decisions about c-arms and fluoroscopy equipment. You can download Chris’ very popular “C-Arm Buyer’s Guide” or connect with him here.




Siemens Cios Alpha vs. OEC 9900: C-Arm Comparison

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Sep 15, 2020 10:00:00 AM

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Just a few years ago, Siemens launched their Cios C-arms, debuting new technology that made them a premium product line. Among the Cios units is the flagship, Cios Alpha. With its combination of features and functionality, the Alpha is a compelling package. Still, if you've been in the business for a while, you know that just because there's some new hotness on the market, doesn't mean it's time to kick an older, reliable workhorse to the curb.

So, when it comes to overall value, how does a relative newcomer like the SIemens Cios Alpha stack up against a household name like the OEC 9900? Keep reading to find out.

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Topics: C-Arm

C-Arm Size Comparison Guide

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Jul 14, 2020 9:45:00 AM

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After you've made some C-arm decisions about image intensifier size, software packages, generator power, and price, you may also need to consider how much C-arm your facility (and your team) can handle, that is- what C-arm footprint is best for the room you have and the maneuverability you need?

Below is a visual comparison of ten models of full size C-arms in their standard configurations. The systems include larger C-arms like the Siemens Avantic and the OEC 9800 and more compact models like the Philips Pulsera and the Siemens Compact L.

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Topics: C-Arm

Siemens Arcadis C-Arm Price Cost Guide

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Jul 8, 2020 12:00:00 PM

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The Siemens Arcadis C-arm series is comprised of models known for powerful generators, hardily engineered parts, and isocentric 3D imaging. If any of these are compelling features for the specialties you intend to pursue with your C-arm purchase, a Siemens Arcadis product could be an excellent fit for you. What's more- Arcadis series C-arms are more available on the secondary market than they've ever been. This is great news for facilities anticipating a high volume of vascular and/or bariatric studies.

Below, you'll find current average prices for refurbished Siemens Arcadis series C-arms. These prices include delivery and a 1-year service agreement.

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Topics: C-Arm, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

The Best Values in Pain Management C-Arms

Posted by Chris Sharrock

May 27, 2020 4:33:39 PM

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When you're selecting the right C-arm for your pain management practice, "Bells and Whistles" is not the name of the game. The work is important in improving the lives of patients, but it doesn't really call for spending big money on the latest and greatest technology. On the other hand, it's also not worth it to settle for a system that's unreliable or under-powered. So, how can a pain facility find the best value in a pain management C-arm? Keep reading. We'll unpack the answer below.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

How Much Does a C-Arm Rental Cost?

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Feb 25, 2020 4:45:00 PM

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An interim C-arm rental can make good sense in a lot of different scenarios. Most often, when people talk to us about a rental, one of the following is true:

You need to test your market to know if buying a C-arm will be a good investment for you.

Your current C-arm is down for repair and you don't expect it back up anytime soon.

You are running a training/continuing education course and need C-arms to demonstrate procedures. 

You are working to pare down a backlog of patients.

You have money in the operating budget, but not so much in the capital budget.

Whatever the reason, consider the following costs to make your C-arm rental work for you.

Ready to request a rental? Click here to let us know what you need.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Rental, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

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