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 Your Guide to Medical Imaging Equipment

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.

~ Block Imaging Team

Jason Crawford

Jason Crawford is the President of Block Imaging Parts & Service. Aside from spending time with his wife and three children, Jason’s biggest interests involve anything that brings new insight on investing in people and building high-trust relationships. He believes that excellence in both of these areas can build the best team for delivering on the needs of customers.
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Your OEC C-Arm Laser Aimer Probably Isn't Broken

Posted by Jason Crawford

Apr 5, 2018 12:30:00 PM

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"I'm going to let you in on a secret most imaging parts companies won't tell you: Your OEC C-arm laser aimer probably isn't broken!"

I first wrote these words almost seven years ago, and they're still true. Your laser aimer probably still works, and, unfortunately, your parts provider might sell you a new one without asking any questions, specifically one question that helps solve 75% of all laser aimer problems without repair or replacement: "Did you check the batteries?".

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

Hospital Relocating Imaging Equipment? 3 Tips to Save Time, Money, Stress

Posted by Jason Crawford

Jul 7, 2017 9:44:11 AM

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When your hospital decides it's time to upgrade that 64-slice CT to the latest and greatest 256-slice CT, before you trade in, take a minute to think about all the ways the 64-slice could be utilized within your healthcare system. More and more healthcare systems are discovering opportunities to keep systems they may have previously traded in and deploy them in outpatient or rural hospital settings.  

If you represent a hospital ready to relocate a piece of imaging equipment, here are some tips that will save you time, money, and stress:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Project Management

Healthcare Supply Chain Leader Shares Insights About the Medical Imaging Parts Market

Posted by Jason Crawford

Apr 7, 2016 1:09:37 PM

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Recently, Block Imaging's President of Parts and Service, Jason Crawford had the opportunity to host Linda Comisar, a recognized hospital supply chain leader, to learn key insights about how third-party parts providers can work more effectively with clinical engineering teams. Linda is known for developing the Centralized Procurement Group for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the second-largest nonprofit health system in the nation, serving as National Procurement Manager PAS: CE, and speaking at industry conferences on new supply chain strategies in the clinical engineering industry and centralized procurement strategies.

According to their website, "CHI operates in 19 states and comprises 103 hospitals... and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care." As a testament to their quality focus and growing accessibility, CHI, "generated operating revenues of $15.2 billion in fiscal year 2015."

Carrying over and applying knowledge and experience gained in the manufacturing industry, Linda consolidated the parts purchasing needs of every imaging facility in the expansive CHI network, cutting costs and freeing the time of clinical engineers to keep them focused on the equipment that CHI physicians use to serve patients.

Watch the complete conversation with Linda Comisar below for all of her insights on: 

• What holds hospitals back from growing their in-house clinical engineering capabilities

• The role of supply chain professionals in growing in-house clinical engineering 

The growth and evolution of third-party parts providers

What hospitals look for in a third-party parts provider

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

Philips CT and PET/CT Production Suspended: Market Implications

Posted by Jason Crawford

Apr 22, 2014 2:56:00 PM

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You may have heard the news that Philips has voluntarily made the decision to cease US production of certain CT and PET/CT devices. The decision came after a recent FDA inspection and seems to be a temporary measure while the manufacturer works to resolve issues with their documentation. This is a great reminder of how seriously the FDA takes process controls and documentation for the purpose of maintaining the highest standards of safety in products in the marketplace.

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Topics: PET/CT, medical imaging news

Arab Health 2014 Recap

Posted by Jason Crawford

Feb 3, 2014 5:19:00 PM

Each year, worldwide representatives of the healthcare industry gather to build relationships and explore new opportunities at the Arab Health tradeshow in Dubai.Among them this year were Block Imaging President, Josh Block and Block Imaging Parts & Service President, Jason Crawford. 

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Topics: medical imaging news, Imaging Industry Meetings

    
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