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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.



The Current State of the Section 179 Tax Deduction

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Oct 22, 2020 2:15:00 PM

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After years of constant change- up and down deduction limits, shifting depreciation rates, retroactive measures taken in the following calendar year- 2020 finds the Section 179 tax deduction for capital equipment landing in a place of greater stability. If you have plans for a major equipment purchase in the near future, we'll explore what you can expect to save this year with Section 179.

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

Do I Need Lead Lining for My R/F Room, Rad Room, X-ray or C-Arm?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Aug 21, 2020 11:30:00 AM

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Lead Lining 2018

Almost daily, someone asks us: "Do I need to put lead-lined walls around my imaging system?"

We're asked about rad rooms, mammography, C-arms- any modality that produces X-rays. The answer isn't as clear as most of us would prefer and depends heavily on three main factors. We'll share those factors below as well as a helpful tool to help you learn more.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, C-Arm, X-Ray

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

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