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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.



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.

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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

How to Improve Your Mini C-Arm Image Quality in Seven Easy Steps

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Jun 26, 2019 4:22:00 PM

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There’s a simple, but annoying truth that every Hologic Fluoroscan Mini-C owner knows all too well: the world is full of dust, and at some point, it will get into your C-arm’s CCD camera. The scenario is one we at Block Imaging hear often: Things were going swell. The C-arm was taking images problem-free, but suddenly, the crisp, clear anatomical images you once enjoyed are being orbited by an annoying galaxy of particles and fibers. But: if dust got in, there has to be a way to get it out, right? (Dramatic pause for suspense) Of course! Keep reading to find the quick and simple method for cleaning your camera and restoring your image quality.

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

Used and Refurbished C-Arms: How Important Is System Age?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Nov 21, 2018 9:45:00 AM

C-Arm System Age

One of the first questions we’re asked when we propose a used or refurbished C-arm to a customer is, “What year was it made?” This is a logical question to ask; a question one asks almost any time they buy something used. In the case of used C-arms, there are several reasons this information seems important, but simply knowing the date of manufacture (DOM) of a system can be deceiving.

The following are a few better ways to find out what you really want to know about used and refurbished C-arms.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

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