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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.

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Jason Crawford

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.




Signs Your Hologic M-113T Mammo Tube Is Failing

Posted by Jason Crawford

Aug 8, 2019 4:35:00 PM

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Hologic produces the most popular family of mammography systems on the market today. They've earned this with a commitment to technological advancement and reliability in performance. Still, like any other digital mammo system from any other manufacturer, Hologic Selenia and Dimensions units have X-ray tubes that will eventually fail.

To help prepare you for that eventuality, we'll share with you what to look for as your tube ages, as well as what to expect when the time for a new tube finally comes.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Mammography

The Hidden Cost of Medical Imaging Parts: Returns

Posted by Jason Crawford

Apr 19, 2019 5:00:00 PM

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After working closely with countless customers purchasing imaging parts all over the world, I often find there is limited understanding of just how much money can be lost in the returns process. Returns-not-needed, lost exchanges, and late exchanges are an enormous hidden expense in the medical imaging parts industry. 

If this leaves you wondering how much you could be losing, consider these questions about the current state of your parts return process:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

What New MITA Standards Mean for Medical Imaging Equipment Service

Posted by Jason Crawford

Apr 3, 2019 11:55:00 AM

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In February of 2019, the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) released a new standards whitepaper titled "Requirements for Servicing of Medical Imaging Equipment". It is the latest item to stir the ongoing debate on who should be servicing imaging equipment and how it should be serviced.

A document like this has the potential to be worrisome for some service entities. We don’t see it that way.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, medical imaging news

Medical Imaging Equip.: Refurbished, Reconditioned, or Remanufactured

Posted by Jason Crawford

Mar 26, 2019 4:11:00 PM

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The world of medical imaging servicing and manufacturing has gotten a lot of attention recently. Once a buyer of medical imaging equipment determines that a NEW piece of equipment from the OEM does not fit their budget or need, the topic of a second-hand imaging system usually starts with, "What's the difference between refurbished, reconditioned, and remanufactured?"

Though there are government and corporate entities that have formal guidelines and policies regarding these procedures, different companies use different terminology. We want to take a moment to add a bit of clarity to the discussion and dispel some of the myths about the differences when buying remanufactured, refurbished, and reconditioned imaging equipment. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

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

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