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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 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.



4 Keys for Buying a Hologic Dimensions 3D Tomo Mammography Unit

Posted by Jason Block

Oct 7, 2019 1:00:00 PM

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If you own a 2D mammography system, you’ve probably seen many of your competitors step up to 3D mammography. 3D systems have been proven better at detecting cancer- especially in dense and/or fatty breasts. More insurance providers have also come aboard with increased reimbursement for 3D studies. With these factors at play, the feasibility of justifying a 3D price tag seems more doable than in the past.

Your next question might be, “Can I find a quality 3D system on the secondary market?” 12 months ago, the answer might have been, "Probably not". Today, however, there is a slow, steady supply of units coming onto the secondary market and parts availability has increased. As a result, third-party parts and service providers are now able to support extended service agreements.

We believe that purchasing a pre-owned Hologic DImensions 3D Tomo unit can make tremendous cents (pun intended) if the seller is reputable and the buyer is well-informed. To help those of you who may be looking for a Dimensions 3D unit know what to look for and what to expect, we'll share four tips that we've seen buyers apply for better equipment and smoother projects.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Mammography

How Much Does It Cost to Lease a DEXA Bone Density Machine?

Posted by Jason Block

Aug 27, 2019 10:09:00 AM

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There is no doubt that DEXA bone densitometry has a significant impact on the diagnosis of osteoporosis and the management of osteoporosis care. Still, a challenge remains in finding ways to balance the clinical and economic utility of the modality as reimbursements continue to hover in the basement.

For those looking to serve patients by adding or upgrading a current bone density system, leasing is an option that can help strike the aforementioned balance by spreading the capital cost of DEXA equipment across 36, 48, or even 60 months.  

The average monthly lease rates outlined in the chart below include refurbished GE and Hologic DEXA bone density systems. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Bone Densitometer

Your Used Hologic or GE Lunar Bone Densitometer is Worth...

Posted by Jason Block

Aug 16, 2019 3:35:00 PM

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When it comes to women’s health and bone densitometers, GE and Hologic are without a doubt the dominant players. If you have one in your facility and are looking to upgrade, there may be a significant chunk of cash value in it- or at least a chance to have it removed at no cost.

These opportunities are why we've put together a video guide to help you learn what your used bone densitometer model is typically worth in today's secondary market. After the video, read on for some selling tips that can help you maximize your system's value when you're ready to sell.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Valuations, Bone Densitometer

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

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