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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 Clark

Jordan Clark Jordan Clark is a Customer Service Representative with the Block Imaging Parts Team. He loves contributing to the success of engineers and end users by supplying them with the right parts. Outside work, Jordan enjoys being outdoors with his family, supporting University of Michigan football, and snacking on the occasional Kit Kat.



CT Signal Brushes and Power Brushes: When to Replace

Posted by Jordan Clark

Jun 26, 2020 2:26:40 PM

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Your CT scanner's signal brushes and power brushes play a critical role in the operation of your system. Over time, though, these brushes wear down and need to be replaced. But what does that look like? How do you know when it's time to retire your current brushes and order a fresh set?

This article will help you become aware of issues that point to worn brushes, when you should replace your brushes, and some important things to consider at the time of replacement.

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

Advantages of Phased Array MRI Coils

Posted by Jordan Clark

May 28, 2020 2:45:00 PM

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Just as the technology of our modern times makes so many day-to-day tasks easier and more efficient, so do the advantages of phased array MRI coils. Remember when you had to get up to turn off the light? BAM: The Clapper! How much time did you spend rewinding VHS movies? BOOM: DVDs! Longing for a better MRI user experience?BANG: phased array coils!

To help you better understand what this technology does and how it helps, we're going to answer three common questions our team receives about phased array MRI coils and the advantages they bring to MRI scanning.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

MX165 Tubes for GE CT: Compatability, Cost, Lifespan

Posted by Jordan Clark

May 8, 2020 12:55:21 PM

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Doing your homework on your next CT scanner? Digging up replacement parts for your current system? In either case it pays to know what you should expect when it comes to using, buying, and replacing your CT scanner tube. For those of you looking into GE systems from the BrightSpeed Select series, the tube you'll need to learn about is the MX165, AKA Solarix 350. There are several versions, so keep reading to find out about compatibility, how long you can expect your MX165 tube to last, and how much you can expect to pay when the time comes to replace it.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

Why Does My OEC 9800 Boot up Stop at Five Arrows?

Posted by Jordan Clark

Oct 9, 2019 2:45:00 PM

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If you use an OEC 9800 C-arm, you're probably already familiar with the series of arrows that move across the display panels during the boot up sequence. You probably also know that if boot up is interrupted while those arrows are still on the display, counting the number of arrows the machine has made it to will tell you what type of boot-up problem your system is experiencing. What you might not know, and what we hope to share with you today, is what it means when your 9800 stops five arrows into boot up. 

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

Hologic Selenia Tube Lifespan and Replacement Cost

Posted by Jordan Clark

Jun 28, 2019 11:16:32 AM

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Eventually, every X-ray tube gives up the ghost, even the tube on your trusty mammography system. If you are you looking to replace the tube on your Hologic Selenia or Selenia Dimensions, you might be wondering what you can expect to pay and how long it will be before you have to do it again. Great questions! Here we'll share with you the typical life expectancy and replacement cost for Hologic Selenia tubes.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Mammography

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