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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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Jason Block

Jason Block is the Product Manager for Women’s Health Equipment at Block Imaging. Along with coaching and participating in sports and fitness, Jason loves to help, challenge, and empower people as they make decisions about their medical imaging equipment.



DEXA Body Composition Scanning: Missed Potential for Patients and Imaging Centers?

Posted by Jason Block

Jun 19, 2019 2:20:00 PM

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One of the main goals of the medical profession is to improve patient health in as many ways as possible with the equipment at hand. Sometimes though, it can be easy to overlook some of the potential applications of our equipment and, thereby, miss out on the potential benefits. One such case is using bone density scanners (aka dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry or, DEXA scanners) to measure body composition.

We won't say that nobody is using this tool, its use has actually been on the rise, but we will say that it is still, in many cases, an underused option on DEXA scanners that can help guide patients to healthier lifestyle decisions and imaging facilities to untapped value-adding opportunities. Below, we'll discuss why DEXA body comp is overlooked and which health professionals stand to gain the most by unlocking its potential.

Click here to tell us your DEXA needs and get a quote started.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Bone Densitometer

Hologic Dimensions vs. GE Pristina: 3D Mammo Comparison

Posted by Jason Block

Jun 14, 2019 12:57:08 PM

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For accuracy, fewer recalls, and clarity in dense breast tissue, 3D mammography is the top of the line. However, those who are looking for top-tier technology like this won't find just one option when they take to the market to find their next system. A number of offerings from Hologic, GE, Siemens, Fuji, and others are available either new or on the secondary market.

To help buyers looking for 3D mammo narrow down their options, we'll compare two options they're likely to come across in their search: the Dimensions 3D from Hologic and the Pristina from GE.

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Topics: Mammography

GE Essential vs. Hologic Selenia: Digital Mammography Unit Comparison

Posted by Jason Block

May 31, 2019 11:15:00 AM

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At present, two of the more prominent players in digital mammography are GE and Hologic. If you're in the market for a digital mammo system, you won't get very far into your product homework before seeing both of these names surface.

For those of you that are considering the secondary market for a late-model, large-detector mammo unit, the latest used systems that you're likely to find from these manufacturers are the Senographe Essential from GE and the Selenia from Hologic. To help you learn more, we've compiled a side-by-side comparison of some of the key features of these systems.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Mammography

DEXA Bone Densitometer Price Guide

Posted by Jason Block

May 3, 2019 2:30:00 PM

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Shopping for a bone densitometer? We thought you might be, what with you clicking your way into this blog and all. We also know that finding the information you need to build your budget can be far easier said than done. That's why we've compiled current pricing ranges for refurbished DEXA bone units made by the two major players in the field: GE and Hologic.

Watch the video below to get price ranges for:

  • GE and Hologic DEXA systems
  • Systems with visceral fat features
  • DEXA leasing options

Ready for a more detailed quote? Click here to request DEXA system pricing.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Bone Densitometer, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

Digital Mammography Equipment Price/Cost Info

Posted by Jason Block

Apr 25, 2019 11:15:00 AM

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Purchasing digital mammography equipment is a significant capital equipment expenditure. This is especially true if you don't consider the options and the savings available on the secondary market. Digital systems from some of the most prominent manufacturers in women's health are available refurbished at significantly lower prices than buying new,

The video below reveals current average pricing for the most popular digital mammography equipment available on the secondary market from both GE and Hologic. Pricing includes delivery, installation, and a one-year service agreement for domestic buyers.

Click here for a custom quote on digital mammography systems.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost, Mammography

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