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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 Sharrock

Chris Sharrock is the Fluoroscopy Product Manager 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.
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How Much Does a C-Arm Rental Cost?

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Feb 6, 2018 1:58:54 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

What Is the Best C-Arm for Kyphoplasty, ESI, and Facet Injections?

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Jan 31, 2018 2:17:05 PM

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The C-arm capabilities needed to perform kyphoplasty, epidural steroid injections (ESI), and facet injections are relatively basic. This means there are a lot of options available that can handle the work, at a lot of different price points. So how much capability is too much? Are there models with too little? Where's the equipment "sweet spot" for docs that want treat pain with kypho, ESI, and facet?

Below, we'll dive into what you should look for in a pain management system to serve patients well without paying for features you won't need.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

OEC 8800 vs. OEC 9800

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Oct 25, 2017 1:08:00 AM

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Side-by-side, it’s clear that the OEC 8800 and the OEC 9800 c-arm are related. A lot of the similarities are immediately apparent; the color schemes, the layout of the control panels, the design of the monitor carts- all the same.

On the other hand, there are a number of differences that don’t stick out so much...

Here’s a deeper look at exactly how the OEC 9800 and 8800 are alike, how they’re different, and where we see each enjoy the most success:

Looking for a quote on an OEC 8800? Click here to submit your request!

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

C-Arm Rental Do's and Don'ts

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Sep 6, 2017 4:05:00 PM

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With most of the things people rent, the process is relatively simple. There aren't generally a lot of logistics involved in getting a movie out of the RedBox on the corner or checking out a Corolla to get from an airport to a conference center. Renting a C-arm, however, comes with a few unique considerations.

Below, we'll break down the top things to make sure you do- and don't do- once you've decided that a C-arm rental is right for you.

Already know you need a rental? Click here to get started with a rental request!

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Rental

Are C-Arm Reimbursements the Same for All Models?

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Aug 17, 2017 9:20:00 AM

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The famous saying says, “You have to spend money to make money.” That may be true in the game of Monopoly, the actual real estate market, or just about any industry you can think of, but it is not necessarily the case with C-arms. You can spend anywhere from $10,000 (as-is, where-is) to $400,000 (fully-digital, just out of the factory) on your initial equipment purchase, but spending more money won’t garner you bigger reimbursements. 

Of course, that’s not to say that the least expensive C-arm is always the best choice. Depending on your approach to C-arm use, your initial cost may or may not make a difference in your return on investment.

Have a C-arm model in mind? Click here to browse our C-arm inventory.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

    

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