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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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Jeremy Block

Jeremy Block is the Senior Vice President of Dealer Solutions at Block Imaging. Between building imaging equipment deals all over the world and raising six kids in Michigan, he’s no stranger to problem solving when obstacles arise. Wherever you may be, Jeremy’s goal is to make your buying or selling experience as easy as possible.
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GE Logiq E9 vs. GE Logiq F8: Ultrasound Comparison

Posted by Jeremy Block

Oct 6, 2017 9:22:00 AM

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The GE Logiq line of ultrasound systems is long standing and quite popular around the world. However, the line also consists of a number of models extending into the double digits. When considering a Logiq system for your next ultrasound solution, the process of weeding out exactly which of the many types is best for your facility's needs can become daunting.

For those of you who are looking for a general use-oriented ultrasound system, we want to help take some of the guesswork out of the decision process by comparing two of the most multi-use GE Logiq systems, the Logiq E9 and the Logiq F8, side-by-side. Keep reading for a practical comparison of applications, features, and pricing.

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Topics: Ultrasound

Siemens Sensation 64 vs. Philips Brilliance 64

Posted by Jeremy Block

Sep 22, 2017 2:30:00 PM

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When it comes to 64-slice CT scanners, you won't find many names bigger than Siemens and Philips. Their Sensation 64 and Brilliance 64 scanners are popular models with solid availability in the secondary market. The Sensation and the Brilliance have a lot in common both functionally and in terms of the financial side of CT acquisition and ownership, and either can deliver high performance for physicians and patients alike. There are, however, a few finer details that set them apart from one another.

Below are key differences and similarities to think over as you consider the Siemens Sensation 64 and Philips Brilliance 64 as options in your 64-slice CT scanner search.

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GE Lightspeed VCT 64 vs. Philips Brilliance 64

Posted by Jeremy Block

May 18, 2017 11:36:19 AM

Both the GE VCT 64 and the Philips Brilliance 64 are prominent models from prominent players on the 64-slice CT scanner market. Admittedly- the two systems have a lot in common, and either can serve both patient and radiologist needs well. There are, however, some factors that set apart the experiences of owning and using one over the other.  So, what are those differences, and how do you choose?

Below are a few key pros, cons, differences, and similarities to think over as you consider the GE VCT 64 and Philips Brilliance 64 as options in the hunt for your next CT scanner.

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Topics: CT Scanner

GE Lightspeed VCT 64 vs. Siemens Sensation 64

Posted by Jeremy Block

Dec 2, 2016 4:30:00 PM

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When people hit the market for a 64-slice CT scanner, the GE VCT and the Siemens Sensation are two models that are likely to be "first pagers" on that initial Google search. While these models aren't that hard to find, what can be much harder is deciphering how they stack up side-by-side. They're both 64-slice scanners, with high-end features and upgrade options, from well-respected, leading manufacturers- and they fall in the same ballpark price bracket. So how do you choose?

Below are a few considerations from both the hardware/features side of things and the ownership experience side that will help you as you narrow down your 64-slice CT scanner options.

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Topics: CT Scanner

3 Reasons Why GE CT Scanners Cost More

Posted by Jeremy Block

Nov 18, 2016 12:08:00 PM

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I am regularly asked, "Why does a GE CT scanner cost so much more than the other manufacturers?" We frequently see GE 8-slice CTs going for the same price as a Philips or Siemens 16-slice and this is similarly true for higher-end equipment. Why? Well, I’m glad you asked.

Here are three main reasons we have found GE CT scanners have a higher initial cost.

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

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