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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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Gary Dodge

Gary Dodge is a C-Arm Product Specialist at Block Imaging. He loves to consult with buyers and help them find the best solution for their needs. Out of the office, Gary loves trying new kinds of ethnic cuisine and visiting the Smokey Mountains with his family.



Insight FD Vs. OEC Elite MiniView

Posted by Gary Dodge

May 8, 2019 11:49:58 AM

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If you're looking into the purchase of a high-end mini C-arm, two of the options you'll come across in your search are the Fluoroscan Insight FD from Hologic and the OEC Elite MiniView from GE. Both of these systems are on the leading edge technology-wise and both come from heavy-hitter manufacturers that can offer quality service. So how is one supposed to pick between them?  Below we'll discuss some of the advantages each of these mini C-arms offers to help you narrow down the field of options.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

Orthoscan MDI vs. Orthoscan FD

Posted by Gary Dodge

Jan 11, 2019 4:53:00 PM

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From an imaging chain standpoint, the Orthoscan MDI and the Orthoscan FD mini C-arms have a lot in common: kV range, mA range, detector resolution, pixel spacing. They also have a fair amount of overlap in terms of applications: podiatry, orthopedics, sports medicine. In spite of all this common ground, however, there are some big differences between these two systems that are worth noting if you're considering an Orthoscan for your next mini C-arm acquisition. Below, we'll compare the Orthoscan MDI and the Orthoscan FD side-by-side to demonstrate their separate strengths.

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Topics: C-Arm

Three Applications for OrthoScan Mobile DI Mini C-Arms

Posted by Gary Dodge

Dec 14, 2018 3:15:00 PM

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Most of the motivations in shopping for a mini C-arm are related to areas of specialty. There are obvious applications for podiatrists, hand surgeons, and (as with any mobile C-arm) orthopedic studies. However, the flexibility and flat detector of the OrthoScan Mobile DI are opening many more doors for applications that haven't traditionally considered mini C systems.

Below, we'll share with you a few "sweet spot" facilities and/or circumstances that can be well served not only by a mini C-arm, but specifically by the compact and versatile Orthoscan MDI.

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Approved Monitor Upgrades for OEC 9800 and OEC 8800

Posted by Gary Dodge

Oct 12, 2018 4:57:36 PM

OEC Approved Upgrade

OEC 9800 and 8800 C-arms are quality, reliable systems with years of patient service left in them, but here in 2018 most users would like to see the old-style CRT monitors go away. Fortunately, that can happen with a flat screen monitor upgrade. Several third-party upgrades have been available over the last few years, but now Block imaging can provide the only OEC-approved monitor upgrade. Watch the video below to see what the upgrade looks like and to learn what all the advantages of upgrading are.

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Topics: C-Arm

When to Rent a C-Arm vs. Buy a C-Arm

Posted by Gary Dodge

Aug 15, 2018 2:30:06 PM

When to rent a C-arm and when to buy

While it's always important to have the right tools for serving patients, sometimes budgeting for those tools can get complicated. This is especially true of imaging equipment like C-arms, where the up-front cost of an outright purchase can be daunting. Fortunately, there are other options available to the facility that needs to get work done now, but might not have surplus cash until later.

Watch the video below to learn a few scenarios where you'll be better off buying a C-arm, as well as a few where you may want to put that purchase on the back burner and rent, at least for a while...

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

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