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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.




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

C-Arm Cost Price Guide

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Feb 12, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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When we talk to people about purchasing their next (or maybe first) C-arm system, the question of cost is generally one of the first to arise.

To help answer that question, see the video below for a simple breakdown of  2020 price information for popular C-arm models from leading manufacturers, including:

Already have a system in mind? Click here to tell us about your project and get a custom quote.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Video

How Much Does a Refurbished OEC 9900 Cost?

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Nov 14, 2019 3:17:00 PM

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Only a few years ago, OEC 9900 C-arms were still relatively rare on the secondary market. As the model has matured, however, the availability of pre-owned 9900s has increased significantly. This increase has prompted a shift in cost that moves the 9900 into a pricing bracket that's accessible to a much wider range of facilities. If you've considered the OEC 9900 in the past and found it to be outside your budget constraints, you should know that the landscape has changed.

We consulted our resident C-arm expert, Chris Sharrock about what kind of savings buyers can expect to find when they come across OEC 9900s on the refurbished market. He replied with this:

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

Mini C-Arms vs Full-Size C-Arms

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Nov 11, 2019 3:15:00 PM

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“Should I be shopping for a full-size C-arm or a mini C-arm?” It’s no surprise that this question comes up almost daily. With most technologies, smaller is better. Bluetooth streaming from cellphones has replaced bulky, multi-disc CD changers and tablets have taken the home computer down to the size of a manila envelope. On top of the convenience, space is money. So why not try to save every square foot you can?

This logic makes perfect sense, but only under the right circumstances. In the area of C-arm technology, it’s important to remember that there are some limitations that come with the reduction in size the mini C-arm offers. Here is a quick look at what a mini C-arm can and can't do: 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

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