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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

Aug 2, 2018 1:00:00 PM

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If you own a 2D mammography system, you’ve probably seen most of your competition step up to 3D. 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 for more facilities.

Your next question might be, “Can I find a quality 3D system on the secondary market?” 6-12 months ago, the answer might have been, "Probably not." Today, however, there is a slow, steady supply of units coming onto the secondary market. We believe that purchasing a previously-owned Hologic Dimensions 3D Tomo unit can be one of the best mammography equipment values 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

Power Requirements for Hologic Selenia Digital Mammography

Posted by Jason Block

Jul 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Hologic Selenia Power Requirements

If your facility is preparing for its first Hologic Selenia digital mammography system, congratulations! Now, to begin screening patients as soon as possible, you'll need to make sure the room that will house your system meets the particular power requirements of the Selenia.


You can use the short video guide below to communicate with your electrical contractor about the power supply your room needs to run your Hologic Selenia mammography system. An electrical spec chart and a few recommendations for smooth installation are included.


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Topics: Imaging Equipment Project Management, Mammography

What's Next for Discovery DEXA Service and Support?

Posted by Jason Block

Jun 28, 2018 12:03:00 PM

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If you've been conducting bone density scans for a while, you know about how long you can expect a model to be around before the manufacturer begins weaning users off it with "end of support" and "end of life" (EOL) declarations. In the case of Hologic, you've seen the QDR 4000, QDR 4500, Delphi, and Explorer all go the way of the dodo in just the last ten years. If any of you are counting, the Discovery series has been around for fourteen years- and Hologic already declared in 2017 that they no longer support Discovery computers running Windows XP.

We don't bring up the Discovery's age because we want you to fret over your "oldie but a goodie" DEXA scanner. Instead, we want to reassure you that whether the product line is declared EOL next year, the year after, or 2025, you won't need to ditch your Discovery right away, a brand-new scanner won't be required, and the OEM won't be your only option for ongoing parts or support.

We're going to share with you why a Hologic Discovery DEXA scanner will continue to be a viable model for years to come, and how Hologic's eventual EOL declaration for the product line might even save you some money.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Bone Densitometer

4 Tips for Buying a Hologic Selenia Mammo

Posted by Jason Block

Feb 16, 2018 4:54:18 PM

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As you enter the market to find your next digital mammography system, you're bound to come across a variety of values at a wide range of price points. We believe that purchasing a previously-owned Hologic Selenia can be one of the best mammography equipment values if the seller is reputable and the buyer is well-informed.

To help those of you who may be looking for a Selenia 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

Top Five Hologic Selenia Replacement Parts

Posted by Jason Block

Feb 2, 2018 1:05:00 PM

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If you’ve come across this blog, you're probably either a) assessing your parts risk in owning a Hologic Selenia without comprehensive coverage, or b) dealing with a down system and hoping to save cost with used parts from third-party providers. Fortunately, this article is intended to help with both of those scenarios.

Keep reading to find part numbers, current average price ranges, and a handy ordering button for the five most commonly requested replacement parts for the Hologic Selenia digital mammography system.

Looking for a Selenia system? Click here to browse our digital mammo inventory. 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Mammography

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