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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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The Future of OEC 9800 Upgrades: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Dec 5, 2018 3:40:00 PM

OEC 9800 Detector Upgrade

The OEC 9800 is, without a doubt, the most popular C-arm of all time. It's a workhorse, parts and service are easy to find, and doctors and techs everywhere have a great deal of familiarity with using it. However, C-arm technology has changed quite a bit since the 9800's inception, leaving some users wishing they could keep what they love about their 9800 while taking advantage of some the advancements of the last few years- namely flat panel detectors.

For those users wishing their OEC 9800 had a flat panel digital detector, it looks like your moment has arrived! Upgrades for the 9800 are fresh out of FDA 510 k approval and we have the scoop on everything you need to know about them. Keep reading to find out the pros, cons, and costs of upgrading your OEC 9800 with a flat panel detector.

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Topics: C-Arm

How Much Does A C-Arm Table Cost?

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Oct 26, 2018 2:03:00 PM

Succinctly: new c-arm tables range in price from $6,000 to $45,000. Now, while you’re probably thrilled to get your answer up front, you’re probably also left wondering if there’s anything we can do to help you better understand why the price range is so enormous. Succinctly: there is.

The best guide for how much you should expect to pay for a new or used C-arm table is the number of movements the table is capable of.

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

The Best C-Arm Values for Q4 2018

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Oct 10, 2018 2:39:06 PM

6800 Cut Out

As we enter into the home stretch of 2018, we'll be talking with buyers all over the world about the best C-arm value to take their facilities into 2019. In most of those conversations, there are three systems we're likely to recommend. These models stand out right now because they strike the best balance between cost, reliability, and clinical function. Let's take a look at our top C-arm picks for Q4 2018.

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Topics: C-Arm, Buying Imaging Equipment

Turning Used C-Arms Into Refurbished C-Arms

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Aug 28, 2018 4:13:00 PM

C-Arm Refurbishment Process

A refurbished C-arm offers access to late-model technology at a much more affordable price than buying brand new. Sometimes though, the definition of "refurbishment" can vary from vendor to vendor. 

While “refurbishment” can be a somewhat vague term, we want to be clear about what happens to C-arm systems that pass through our doors. The video clip below will show you the processes Block Imaging uses to return used C-arms to OEM specifications for image quality, cosmetic appearance, and overall performance. If you prefer text, scroll down for a written description of our process.

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

OEC 9800 vs. OEC 8800

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Aug 23, 2018 3:21:10 PM

OEC 9800 vs OEC 8800

If you were to line an OEC Flexview 8800 C-arm up alongside an OEC 9800, you would probably get the impression that the 8800 was the 9800's "little brother". In some ways, you would be correct. The 8800 is not quite the multi-specialty, workhorse system the 9800 is known for being, but there are plenty of scenarios where it will get the job done, or even be a better fit altogether.

Watch the video clip below for further details on the technical similarities and differences between the OEC 9800 and OEC 8800 C-arm systems.


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Topics: C-Arm, Buying Imaging Equipment

    
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