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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 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.

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X-Ray Machine Cost Price Guide

Posted by Devinn LoVette

May 14, 2019 12:10:00 PM

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In many cases across the medical field, the X-ray machine is the most basic imaging system in a facility. Even so, acquiring the fundamentals constitutes a major capital outlay.This is precisely why it pays to be aware of all the options.

The following video shares current average costs for several options that have proven to be popular among the thousands of imaging centers and hospitals we work with each year. From stationary and portable systems that left the factory with digital capabilities to analog machines updated with digital detectors, the market can accommodate a far broader range of budgetary needs than you might think.

Want to keep your X-ray machine but add a digital detector panel? Click here to see DR panel pricing.

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

DR Flat Panel Detector Price Guide

Posted by Devinn LoVette

May 10, 2019 2:45:00 PM

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If you're considering digital radiography (DR) for the first time, we'll say this: Between reimbursement cuts, the ongoing cost of CR reader maintenance and cassettes, and declining costs for DR panels, it's just not economical to put off the upgrade to direct digital imaging any longer. You'll have higher image quality, faster scanning, lower costs- and you can keep your analog X-ray system. If you're no stranger to the benefits of DR, welcome back to the market!

In either case, DR panels are more affordable now than ever. Keep reading to see commonly available DR panel options and the current average price range you can expect to spend on each.

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Topics: X-ray

OEC Elite vs. OEC 9900 Elite

Posted by Devinn LoVette

May 8, 2019 4:15:00 PM

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In early 2016, GE released their newest line of OEC C-arms and unveiled their CFD system, the OEC Elite. Along with the new flat-panel system, OEC released an upgraded version of their tried-and-true II-based systems. 

The value of the CFD is well known, so the question then becomes, where does the new II-based OEC Elite system fit in? How does it compare to the previous II-based OEC 9900 Elite system that has been the standard in the industry? Below is a quick comparison of the two systems and where they find their place. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

Z-Motion U-Arm vs. Pausch Paxis 200 U-Arm

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Mar 8, 2019 2:43:55 PM

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U-arm X-ray systems have increased in popularity over the last few years. This makes sense, as the U-arm configuration offers a high degree of scanning flexibility with a smaller footprint than more traditional rad room configurations, but with all the popularity comes a wider field of options, and with options comes more research to find the best fit. To help make that research easier, we've compared two common U-arm options on the market: the Z-Motion and the Pausch Paxis 200. Keep reading to see how they stack up.

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Topics: X-ray

DR Panels: A Clear Choice for X-Ray Upgrades

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jan 9, 2019 11:37:00 AM

DR Panel Upgrade Value

If your facility hasn't upgraded its X-ray capabilities in the last five years or more, we can't overstate our recommendation to upgrade to a DR panel ASAP. Many people we talk to have been scanning with burdensome reimbursement cuts for two years (at 20% for film processor users) or one year (at 7% for CR reader users) but are still concerned that upgrading to a flat DR panel detector is cost-prohibitive for their budget and patient volume level. These concerns loom large when you compare the up-front price of a CR reader to the price of a DR panel, but begin to fade if you consider the cost of ownership over a few short years from the point of purchase. To help clarify, we'll share the numbers and tech factors that show why we think any digital X-ray upgrade should be an upgrade to a DR panel.

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Topics: X-ray

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