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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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Keith Rumley

Keith Rumley Keith Rumley is a CT Engineer at Block Imaging. He takes great pride in making sure every refurbished CT that leaves Block Imaging produces outstanding images. Since high school, he has loved all things technology and electronics (hence the career choice). Keith is happiest when he is engaged in technical problem solving.



Siemens Sensation Detector Module Replacement Guide

Posted by Keith Rumley

Dec 5, 2019 10:15:00 AM

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The Siemens Sensation family has two main detector types: those found on the 10 and 16-slice systems, and those found on the 40 and 64-slice systems. Both use a proprietary, ceramic-based material to fluoresce under exposure to X-ray. They are also both comprised of 42 modules that receive the X-ray and convert it to electronic signals.

Periodically, depending on a few factors like your room temperature and humidity and your patient volume, these detector modules will begin to degrade and fail. The following are a few tips for troubleshooting detector modules and installing your replacements.

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

How to Recover Siemens CT From 'Fatal Error in Reconstruction System'

Posted by Keith Rumley

Jul 19, 2019 3:15:00 PM

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If you use a Siemens CT scanner there's a chance you have seen, or may see in the future, an error message that reads, "Fatal Error in Image Reconstruction System". Of course, anything with the word "fatal" in it raises a sense of catastrophe, but often when it comes to Siemens CT, this error is not as severe as it may sound.

We'll show you two ways you can clear the "Fatal Error in Image Reconstruction System" from your Siemens CT scanner and get your facility back up and running.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service

How to Tell if Your Aquilion 64 has a Spellman or SRU Generator

Posted by Keith Rumley

May 31, 2017 9:12:00 AM

Toshiba Aquilion 64 CT scanners come with two different generator types: the SRU generator, or the Spellman generator. To help you discern which Aquilion generator is in use at your facility, we'll outline below two ways you can find out whether you have a Spellman generator or an SRU.

Now, you may be asking, "Why do I need to know this?" Great question! Here are a few reasons why:

• Your parts supplier or service provider will need to know.

Service and replacement costs differ between the two types. The Spellman is newer and more powerful and, consequently, costs more to replace.

Availability of replacement parts differs between the two types. 

• It's very simple to find this information.

Ready to learn how to find which generator type is in your Toshiba Aquilion 64? Read on for two easy methods.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

How to Restore Water Pressure on Philips Brilliance CT Scanners

Posted by Keith Rumley

Feb 27, 2013 3:02:00 PM

If your facility has a water-cooled Philips Brilliance CT scanner, there's a chance you might run into the common problem of lost water pressure. Luckily, this problem isn't necessarily one that will require downtime or a service call to fix.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service

How to Extend the Life of Your Toshiba Aquilion CT Tube

Posted by Keith Rumley

May 10, 2012 11:01:00 AM

The X-ray tube is the single most expensive consumable part on a CT. In a way, the tube is the top dog, the big cheese; the king of the CT kingdom. Because of this, it makes sense to gear one’s preventative maintenance toward extending tube life. In the case of Toshiba’s reigning CXB tube series, we’d like to recommend a few things to help your site shout, “Long live the King,” and really deliver on it.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts

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