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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

Josh Nunez

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Philips Gemini TF vs. Philips Ingenuity TF

Posted by Josh Nunez

Dec 27, 2017 3:40:34 PM

In the continuous effort of medical imaging manufacturers to push their technology forward, improve patient and doctor experiences, and remain competitive in the marketplace, Philips has released a newer generation of their PET/CT product: the Ingenuity TF. The new scanner is, in some ways, an advancement of their Gemini TF PET/CT scanners. The question is: In which ways is it an advancement, and do those advancements make it a "no-brainer" upgrade for facilities looking to balance clinical performance and capital costs? 

To help you know the difference, we've compared these two PET/CT systems below. You'll see what's the same, what's different, and how the value proposition shakes out between the Gemini TF and the Ingenuity TF.

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Topics: PET/CT

Philips Gemini GXL vs. Gemini TF PET/CT

Posted by Josh Nunez

Nov 22, 2017 12:36:00 PM

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The Philips Gemini PET/CT line is now three generations deep. From the Gemini Dual and 16 Power, to the Gemini GXL, to the Gemini TF, Philips has been improving the image quality and detection accuracy of their PET/CT equipment every few years. Sometimes, these changes come quickly enough that, unless you keep your ear to the ground on all things tech, a new iteration can be easy to miss.

Since we know many of you are too busy serving patients, building practices, and managing imaging departments to monitor the equipment industry constantly, we've taken care of the legwork of comparing the last two Philips PET/CT models to emerge on the secondary market for you. Below you'll find a comparison of the Gemini GXL and the Gemini TF. You'll learn what they share, how they differ, and where each one shines.

Looking for your next PET/CT right now? Click here to tell us your needs and get a quote!

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Topics: PET/CT

What Is "Time of Flight" PET Scanning?

Posted by Josh Nunez

Nov 3, 2017 9:21:48 AM

As with all modalities of imaging equipment, PET scanning is gradually moving in the direction of greater and greater diagnostic accuracy. For PET in particular, the biggest step in that direction of the last decade has been the development and proliferation of time of flight technology.

For those who may be using PET systems older than ten years, or newer systems without the time of flight option enabled, there are benefits via time of flight you'll want to explore as the time to upgrade your equipment draws nearer. For those who may be only just entering the PET arena, there are a number of reasons why a time of flight-equipped system shold be at the top of your list of considerations. Wherever you may fall on the PET user spectrum, we'll share below more details about what time of flight features actually do and what they mean for PET users and patients alike.

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Topics: PET/CT, PET Scanners

Used Medical Imaging Systems: What if the Seller Removes the Hard Drive?

Posted by Josh Nunez

Jun 8, 2017 3:46:00 PM

If you're reading this article, there's a good chance you've heard that hospitals sometimes remove and destroy hard drives from imaging systems when they resell them to make sure patient data is protected. Well, you've heard correctly. This is frequently the case with equipment being sold out of use in an institutional or government-run facility. While this procedure does guarantee that personal information is protected, unfortunately, it takes all the operating software and protocols that are on the hard drives too.

How big of a problem is hard drive removal? Will the system be little more than spare parts? Will it cost thousands of dollars to restore it to working order? These are all questions we've heard, asked, and resolved before, so we're going to share with you how we overcome this obstacle when it arises and why it shouldn't keep you from considering used systems.

Need an imaging system hard drive now? Click here to submit a parts request.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

Nuclear Camera Price Cost Guide

Posted by Josh Nunez

Mar 29, 2017 3:56:49 PM

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When the time comes to upgrade your nuclear camera (or to purchase your first), it's not uncommon to experience a little "sticker shock" or to get several quotes for comparison's sake. While you're getting your quotes, we suggest getting at least one from a provider of used or refurbished systems. There are quality systems to be found and substantial savings to be had.

To get an idea of what those savings might look like, watch the video or read the list below to see cost information for nuclear cameras for all applications. 

Have a system in mind? Click here to request a nuclear camera quote.

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Topics: Nuclear Camera, Medical Imaging Equipment Price

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