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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 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.



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

What Does RoHS Mean for Imaging Parts Compliance?

Posted by Jordan Clark

May 16, 2019 4:15:00 PM

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Maybe you've seen it on equipment tags, or in manuals, or on some of the components you've ordered, but even if you haven't seen it, RoHS (often pronounced "row-haas") is probably already a part of your life. Below, we'll share what RoHS is and how it changes the experience of buying medical imaging equipment parts.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Medical Imaging Compliance

MX240 CT Tube Lifespan and Cost

Posted by Jordan Clark

Mar 12, 2019 2:58:54 PM

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Researching your next CT or PET/CT? Scouting out parts for a system you're already using? In either case, knowing what to expect from the X-ray tube in your equipment is valuable information that will serve you multiple times over across the life of your system. For those of you looking into GE systems from the Lightspeed Pro, VCT, RT, and Xtra series, as well as parts of the Discovery series, the tube you'll need to learn about is the MX240; AKA Performix Pro VCT100, Hercules, or Reevo 240. Below, we'll share how long you can expect your MX240 tube to last, and what cost you can expect when the time comes to replace it. 

Systems Using the MX240:

LightSpeed Pro16 LightSpeed VCT XT
LightSpeed Pro32 LightSpeed Xtra
LightSpeed VCT Select Discovery PET/CT690
LightSpeed RT16 Discovery VCT
LightSpeed VCT Discovery RX VCT
LightSpeed VCT XTe Discovery NM/CT570c
                                        

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

MX200 CT Tube Lifespan and Cost

Posted by Jordan Clark

Feb 26, 2019 9:30:00 AM

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Whether you're researching your next CT or scouting out parts for one you already own, knowing what to expect from your scanner's tube is valuable information that is likely to serve you several times over across the life of your equipment. For those of you looking into GE systems from the HiSpeed, Brightspeed, Lightspeed, and Discovery series, the tube you'll need to learn about is the MX200; AKA Performix Ultra or DA200. Keep reading to find how long you can expect your MX200 tube to last, and how much you can expect to pay when the time comes to replace it.

Systems Using the MX200:

BrightSpeed Edge
BrightSpeed Elite
BrightSpeed Excel
Discovery LS
Discovery NM/CT670
Discovery PET/CT600
Discovery RX
Discovery ST
Discovery STE
HiSpeed QX/i
LightSpeed16
LightSpeed Plus
LightSpeed Ultra
 
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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

GE CT DARC and DARC 2: Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Jordan Clark

Jan 2, 2019 3:06:00 PM

Your GE CT's data and reconstruction computer (DARC) is a crucial component of its reconstruction chain. The DARC gathers the high speed data stream from the detector's data acquisition system (DAS) cards through a DAS interface processor (DIP) and stores and transfers it for reconstruction in the image generator (IG) computers that reconstruct images from the data. Your DARC also handles the voice/audio controls to the gantry via an external box on the left side of console, and the scan control interface module (SCIM) – the control pad the operator uses to initiate scanning. Long story short: no DARC = no pictures.

Below, we'll share with you the vital statistics of owning a DARC so that you can know what to expect from this component and be better prepared to minimize downtime in the event of a DARC failure.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

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