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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.

~ Block Imaging Team

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.
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Hologic DEXA HV Tank Troubleshooting

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Jan 5, 2018 3:00:27 PM

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Is your Hologic DEXA machine locking up, tripping breakers, or showing streaks and lines in your scanning field? If any of these problems are happening regularly at your facility, your system might have a failing high voltage (HV) tank. The high voltage tank is a major component of your DEXA system, and its failure can cause downtime in your patient schedule. Fortunately, these tanks are readily available on the secondary market and, with a few troubleshooting steps, you can determine if yours is suspect. We'll share below what you should look for to determine if your Hologic DEXA HV tank is on its way to failure.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts, Bone Densitometer, Medical Imaging Service Training

OEC C-Arms vs. Philips Pulsera C-Arms

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Nov 15, 2017 2:21:27 PM

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Both OEC and Philips manufacture good C-arms. So, why do many prefer OEC? In our opinion, there are several key reasons at play. To help you learn more about the differences between these two product lines from two major players, we'll detail below the three biggest reasons we've heard why our clients and partners have had more positive experiences with OEC equipment.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

How to Measure CT Tube Usage: 3 Methods Compared

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Sep 25, 2017 2:00:00 PM

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Selling, inspecting, buying, servicing- there are a number of reasons to access the X-ray tube usage information on a CT scanner. Coincidentally, there are also a number of ways to measure that usage. Below, we’ll discuss three CT tube usage metrics you’re likely to run across and exactly what they mean for the tube in question.

Do you need a CT tube now? Click here to request a quote!

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

Can I Measure My OEC C-Arm Tube Lifespan?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Aug 22, 2017 2:15:00 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.

In answering thusly, 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, Parts & Service

What Do I Do if I Can’t Find My FDA 2579 Form?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Aug 16, 2017 2:23:23 PM

So, here's a relevant, but completely hypothetical (unless you're living it right now) scenario for you: The FDA auditor is in your office, ready to inspect your X-ray imaging equipment, when you hear him say, “May I see a copy of the 2579 form for this system?” 

Do you know which form he's talking about (click here if you don’t)? If you do, do you know where it is? If your imaging facility can't provide a completed FDA 2579 form for each diagnostic X-ray system in the building, you can be written up in violation of federal requirements and may be subject to associated penalties.

If you aren't sure where your form is or if you even have one, don’t panic, we'll share with you below four different ways you can get your hands on another copy of your FDA 2579.

Never heard of FDA 2579? Find out about it here.

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Topics: Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, X-ray, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Project Management

    
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