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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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Devinn LoVette

Devinn LoVette Devinn LoVette is an Account Executive at Block Imaging. In his role, Devinn finds and creates opportunities for Block Imaging and our partners to give a second life to medical imaging equipment. Outside the office, he is a youth pastor at City Life Church, an avid athlete, and a high school basketball coach.



GE Precision 500D Aurora vs. 500D Odetta

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Aug 23, 2019 11:48:00 AM

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If you're considering a GE Precision 500D R/F room, you're looking at one of the most reliable workhorse systems in the entire imaging field. It's worth noting, however, that not all Precision 500D units are the same. In 2006, several years into the P500D production run, GE updated the system and their value increased significantly.

We'll share with you here how earlier P500D systems, known as "Odetta 500D" differ from later systems, known as "Aurora 500D", and what the difference means for R/F users.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, X-ray

3 Price Points for Digital X-ray Equipment Options

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Aug 22, 2019 2:11:00 PM

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Every day our team talks with people that want to add a digital X-ray system to their equipment stable, but have to do so at a certain price point. The good news for them is that there is more than one way to go digital, and each one accommodates a different budget.

Below, we'll share three digital X-ray options to help you begin building an idea of what might be the best fit for your facility's next solution.

Want to try a flat panel digital detector in your own facility? Click here to schedule a free on-site demo!

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Solutions, X-ray, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

Siemens Ysio vs. GE XR 656

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Aug 12, 2019 3:00:00 PM

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So you think you want to buy a brand-new, digital X-ray system? If your capital situation allows, this can be an exciting prospect! Buying new equipment opens your path to latest-and-greatest-type hardware and software features that make patient care simpler, faster, and more robust.

Currently, among the major manufacturers, there are two systems at the forefront of native digital (from the factory, without retrofits or third-party add-ons) X-ray systems: the Siemens Ysio Max and the GE Discovery XR656 Plus. We put together a comparison of these two systems to give you a better understanding of what these units have to offer in cutting-edge X-ray.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, X-ray

GE Digital Radiography System Price Cost Guide

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Aug 2, 2019 12:15:00 PM

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Whether you're jumping into digital radiography (DR) for the first time or coming back for another round, the benefits of DR are clearly a great choice for your facility. On top of that, with a generation or two of DR systems behind us, the secondary market has a variety of refurbished DR units that are available at prices far more affordable than new.

Given their success in other modalities, it comes as no surprise that GE is a leader among DR manufacturers. To help you narrow the options down, we'll focus on the prices of refurbished GE digital X-ray systems below. Please note: these prices include installation of the system and a 1-year service agreement.

Have a GE digital radiography system in mind already? Click here to get a custom quote.

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Topics: X-ray, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

Gadox vs. Cesium: DR Panel Comparison

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jul 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM

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Inside every digital radiography (DR) detector panel is a layer of material called the scintillator. Right now, there are two main chemical compounds being used as scintillators in the manufacture of these panels: gadolinium oxysulfide (Gadox, for short) and cesium iodide (CsI).

Both of these materials are approved for use in diagnostic X-ray, and both of them are readily available in the DR marketplace. So, how does an imaging facility choose between a DR panel with Gadox and one with CsI?

The following are the most significant differences in purchasing and using a Gadox DR panel vs. a CsI panel.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, X-ray

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