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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.



Which Portable X-Ray Systems Can I Rent?

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Oct 30, 2020 1:13:02 PM

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Whether you're meeting an increased volume need, testing a market, or simply trying to shift some spending away from your capital expenses, a portable X-ray rental can help you accomplish your goals. If you're considering a rental, you might be wondering which models are available to rent. Below is a brief overview of digital portable X-ray systems from major manufacturers that you'll find in the rental marketplace.

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Topics: X-Ray, Imaging Equipment Rental, Mobile Imaging Equipment

4 Reasons Why 16-Slice CT Is a Good Fit for Critical Access Hospitals

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Aug 26, 2020 2:14:07 PM

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Upgrading imaging equipment can be a challenging topic to broach in the critical access hospital (CAH) space. The buying needs of a CAH look different than those of a metro area hospital or a standalone clinic. They must be savvy. They buy to fill a critical need, not just because their lease is up. The balance they strike between clinical capability and moderate patient volume is delicate. So, when we suggest a CAH upgrade from their tried-and-true 4-slice scanner to a 16-slice scanner, they need a little more than a simple assurance that more slices is better.

Below, we'll share four reasons why we believe an upgrade to a 16-slice scanner is a good fit (not just a reason to spend more) for a critical access hospital right now.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner

Digital Radiography Plate Drop Coverage: What You Need to Know

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jul 15, 2020 11:15:00 AM

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You’ve bought an expensive, top of the line wireless DR panel (digital radiography). It’s only been out of the box for two days when your lead tech, who is used to working with inexpensive CR plates, drops it. Do you have DR panel drop coverage?

Okay, so the paragraph above is scary, right? Almost scary enough to second-guess an upgrade or certainly purchase insurance coverage. Costly object X is entered into catastrophic situation Y and a hypothetical lack of coverage leads to budget-crushing dollar amount Z in damages. The story may be hackneyed but, at its core, it relays the reason why any of us buy coverage for anything: in case of XYZ.

If you're on the road to DR panel ownership, drop coverage should at least be part of the conversation with your provider. Keep reading and we'll share more details you can use as you approach the subject of DR panel drop coverage.

Want even more protection for your DR panel? Click here to learn about protective DR panel carrying cases.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Service, X-Ray

What Is the Best Portable X-Ray for COVID-19 Screening?

Posted by Devinn LoVette

May 1, 2020 3:30:00 PM

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While we hope that the peak of this unprecedented outbreak is behind us, it's clear that the presence of COVID-19 will still be felt in our healthcare systems for the foreseeable future. During that time, imaging needs in some areas will continue to be high as new cases are admitted and recovering patients receive follow-up.

If your facility is in temporary need of additional X-ray capacity, you probably already know that a portable X-ray system is a good choice to fill that need. What you may not know is which of the many models available will be the best clinical fit and best overall value for you. To help in that search, we'd like to share a short break down of where and how these units shine.

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Topics: X-Ray, Imaging Equipment Rental

Carestream Portable X-Ray Rentals: When, Why, How Much?

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Mar 12, 2020 4:12:19 PM

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As consumers in the 21st century, we know that the best value doesn't always come from owning something. Sometimes we just need to use it for a little while. Instead of buying DVDs, we subscribe to a service that streams movies. Instead of buying a beach house, we book an Air BnB.

And, when the decision to own really is the best value, we love to "try it before we buy it". Amazon Prime, anyone? How about Carvana, Sephora, or Warby Parker?

The great news for clinics, hospitals, and imaging centers is that you can take advantage of the high quality of Carestream portable X-ray systems without the long-term commitment and cost of purchasing through an equipment rental. Keep reading to see if renting might be a good fit for your needs and budget.

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Topics: X-Ray, Imaging Equipment Rental

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