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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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Josh Block

Josh Block Josh Block is the President of Block Imaging. He is also a husband, father of two, and self-proclaimed waffle chef. As a part of the second generation of Blocks to lead Block Imaging, Josh carries on the family passion for putting people first, delivering memorable service, and improving lives all over the world by empowering medical care providers with high-quality equipment.




C-Arm Lease Prices Could Be the Answer

Posted by Josh Block

Mar 3, 2020 3:45:00 PM

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If you're considering bringing a C-arm into your facility, but an outright purchase seems a little (or a lot) out of reach at the moment, learning more about available financing options might be just what you need to help you in the decision-making process.

While there's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all purchase plan, there are a number of good reasons to get your C-arm through a lease. Your reasons are your own, but let us give you some ballpark numbers to help you know what you can expect to pay each month on a C-arm lease.

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

GE Optima 580W Review

Posted by Josh Block

Dec 27, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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GE has been a leader in radiation oncology and wide-bore CT scanners for some time. This is due largely to the popularity of the LightSpeed RT 16. Although somewhat niche, its large bore accommodates oncology and bariatric needs.

Following the path blazed by the LightSpeed RT 16, the GE Optima 580W is the next-generation GE wide-bore CT. If a system for radiation oncology is on your capital equipment list, the following points will guide you through some of the distinct features that make the Optima 580W noteworthy.

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Topics: CT Scanner

Siemens Aera Takes 2019 Award for Clinical Capability in Wide-Bore MRI

Posted by Josh Block

Dec 9, 2019 4:45:00 PM

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Every so often, we at Block Imaging like to recognize imaging systems that stand out from their contemporaries in a particular area of user experience and patient service. This time, we'd like to recognize Siemens' Aera 1.5T for its top-level clinical capability among wide-bore MRI scanners.

The following are three reasons why we believe any buyer looking for an excellent 1.5T wide bore will be well-served by a Siemens Aera.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI

Imaging Equipment Upgrades by Price Tier: How Much Will My Next System Cost?

Posted by Josh Block

Oct 17, 2019 3:48:18 PM

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There was a time when access to strong imaging technology in the US started at seven figures; $1M, $1.5M, and even $2M in up-front cost. Now, however, imaging facilities are able to purchase more technology with less up-front capital than ever. A veritable “Who’s Who” of imaging equipment upgrades across all modalities, from the medical field's most prominent manufacturers is available and, in many cases, with most of the logistics and warranty trimmings attached.

To help you in the search for your next piece of imaging equipment, we've broken down some of the top choices for all modalities into pricing tiers, starting at $500,000, to $250,000, to $100,000.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment

4 Problems When Choosing a Refurbished Equipment Vendor

Posted by Josh Block

Sep 6, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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The medical imaging equipment marketplace is home to a variety of vendors that offer a range of products and services at several levels. In fact, the opportunity to find someone/something that fits your needs precisely is one of the market's strengths. But when it comes to a turnkey experience- complete and efficient support from project start to project finish- not all vendors are equipped to execute well.

The video below shows four problems imaging equipment buyers sometimes face when they enter the refurbished market and what you can look for in a vendor to avoid them.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment

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