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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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Jordan Batterbee

Jordan Batterbee Jordan Batterbee is the SEO Copywriter at Block Imaging. He loves to research, write, and help others get clear, concise, and (hopefully) fun answers to their medical imaging questions.



Tom Spees Joins Block Imaging as VP of Strategic Development

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Jul 30, 2020 1:45:00 PM

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The Block Imaging team invites you to join us in welcoming long-time healthcare entrepreneur and thought leader, Tom Spees as our new Vice President of Strategic Development. Many of you have worked with Tom personally over the years or with organizations he’s been a part of shaping. From AID, to Dunlee, Philips, to Richardson Electronics, you know the value he brings to any project. Beginning in August, Tom will work alongside Block's current leadership, using his years of experience in equipment sales, independent imaging service, and replacement parts sourcing to continue improving and expanding the way Block Imaging serves healthcare facilities around the world.

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Topics: Medical Imaging News

How To Tell If Your CT Tube Is About To Fail

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Mar 16, 2020 11:15:00 AM

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Signs of CT Tube Failure

At the heart of every CT scanner is its X-ray tube. More so than any other component, keeping careful tabs on the functioning of the CT tube can mitigate the cost of owning and operating a CT system. Unfortunately, some people only start thinking about the remaining lifespan of their X-ray tube after the system has been installed and in use for several years. This can mean that some damage has already been done.

On the bright side, there are early warning signs that CT users can watch out for to identify when CT tube help is needed. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

7 Questions to Ask Before Buying Refurbished Medical Equipment

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Sep 24, 2019 1:15:00 PM

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Anyone considering the purchase of refurbished imaging equipment has saving money in mind. After all, getting more done with the same (or lower) budget is more important than ever. The secondary equipment market is the perfect place to achieve those goals, but beyond simply paying less, it's important to look for overall value and real cost-effectiveness. To that end, we'd like to share some tools that can help you find the refurbishment provider who will best fit your needs.

The following are seven questions you can ask a refurbishment provider to better understand what you can expect from their quality and the experience of working with them. After you check out the questions, stick around and download them for your reference in our handy PDF checklist resource.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Valuations, Imaging Equipment Solutions, Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Financing, Imaging Equipment Project Management

Can I Measure My OEC C-Arm Tube Lifespan?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Aug 20, 2019 1:34:00 PM

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Many is the time our service, parts, or engineering departments have been asked, “How can I know how much life is left in my OEC C-arm tube?” Considering the cost of a C-arm tube, this is a perfectly reasonable inquiry to make. Unfortunately, to put the common answer succinctly, you can’t know.

With that answer, we’ve probably managed to raise a couple of other questions. We don’t want to leave you hanging, so we’ll qualify our answer and tell you what’s to be done in light of it.

Need a C-arm tube now? Click here to request!

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

Stationary Anode vs. Rotating Anode: Two C-Arm Tube Types Compared

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Jul 9, 2019 2:45:00 PM

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Inside every C-arm X-ray tube (and any other X-ray tube for that matter) there is a cathode and an anode. The cathode receives incoming electrical current from the machine's generator and emits a beam of electrons onto the anode, where we'll focus our attention today.

In the next few paragraphs, we’ll tell you the difference between rotating and fixed anodes and which kind of anode might be best for your facility.

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

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