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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.

How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Mobile MRI?

Posted by Josh Block

Jul 28, 2017 1:06:00 PM

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Whether you need to keep scanning during a renovation, test your market for referral traffic, or simply catch some overflow that your current scanner can't handle, renting a mobile MRI could be exactly the solution you're looking for.

And, since this solution has already occurred to you, your next course of action was a quick Google search to find out how much such a thing might cost. Good thinking, you! Keep reading to find the current average costs of renting a mobile MRI, as well as a few other things that you should keep in mind as you enter the process.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental, Mobile Imaging Equipment

Does My Imaging System Need Service Coverage?

Posted by Josh Block

May 25, 2017 9:16:57 AM

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The question in the title of this article is one we are asked frequently, and one that is simply answered: Yes, your imaging equipment will have service needs and they will need to be covered somehow. The deeper question behind that first one is, "How much service coverage does my imaging equipment need?" This second question opens the door to the possibility that one size of coverage plan does not necessarily fit all across the wide variety of modalities, models, and owner/operator types in the imaging field today. Whether your appetite for risk- and your budget- have you leaning toward a full-featured plan or something on more of an "as needed" basis, it's imperative that a technical safety net be in place to catch you and your system in the event of an equipment failure.

Below, we'll rank the common modalities by how much service cost risk they carry as a way to help you gauge how much of that risk your facility may want to take on its own and how much you may want to share with a service provider through any of the coverage options on the service market.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service

How to Choose a Refurbished Equipment Vendor Based on Service Support

Posted by Josh Block

Apr 5, 2017 9:14:08 AM

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Today's marketplace affords dozens of options in purchasing refurbished equipment. On top of that, many providers offer warranty periods ranging from 30 days to a full year. This is great, right? Warranties provide an added peace of mind, help maintain uptime, and help control costs if something should go wrong with the system. Yes, all of that is true- but only if the company serving the warranty is well-equipped to carry it out.

Simply being offered a warranty is no guarantee that you'll actually be satisfied with the service. The following are a few questions to ask your prospective vendor about their warranty fulfillment to make sure their commitment isn't creating a false peace of mind.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service

4 Questions to Find the Best MRI Sound System

Posted by Josh Block

Mar 3, 2017 1:53:56 PM

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A quality sound system has become a patient comfort standard in MRI suites. In light of the wide range of available offerings, however, deciding on a sound system for your scanning room has become a daunting task. The goal is, of course, to provide your patients with comfort, but it's also important to avoid adding unnecessary complications to your MRI technologist’s job. To this end, there are four key questions we've found it helpful to ask as you approach your MRI sound system purchase.

Have other preparations to make for your MRI sytem? Click here for our full Project Planning Checklist.

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Topics: MRI

Siemens Avanto vs. Siemens Espree: MRI Comparison

Posted by Josh Block

Dec 20, 2016 3:30:00 PM

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As an elite MRI manufacturer, Siemens continues to create impressive technical advances in each new model lineup. At the same time, as brand-new generations of Siemens magnets are released, the secondary market begins to increase its access to affordable, late-model siemens MRI scanners.

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Among the models in that second category, you'll find the Avanto and Espree 1.5T scanners. But when confronted with the laundry list of specifications that comes with these systems, it can be somewhat daunting to arrive at a clear decision between them. To help simplify the choice between purchasing an Avanto MRI or an Espree MRI, we've compiled the most notable and relevant similarities and differences below.

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Topics: MRI

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