Kenn Dextrom

Kenn Dextrom is the Interventional Radiology Product Manager at Block Imaging. His aim is to provide clear direction and careful planning to make each customer's project as seamless as possible. Out of the office, he spends most of his time keeping up with his wife and their three energetic sons.

How Long Will My Cath Lab Tube Last?

It's a question we've heard from cath lab equipment and parts buyers over and over: "How long can I expect my cath lab's X-ray tube to last?" Some of the people asking have no point of reference for X-ray tube lifespans. Others wonder if they can compare their cath tube to the lifespan they see in their facility's CT tubes, measured in milliamp seconds or scan seconds. Unfortunately, most cath labs don’t track tube usage in the same way as other modalities, and there isn't a way to know for sure just when a tube will reach the end of its useful life. Still, through experience and awareness of tube usage, there are some rough averages that emerge.

Philips Allura FD10 vs. Allura FD20 Cath/Angio Comparison

The Philips Allura FD20 and FD10 may be similar in appearance at a glance, but they are very...

INCOTERMS Explained for Buyers and Sellers of Imaging Equipment

Growing global connections is exciting... Trade barriers are falling and the world is your...

How Much Can I Save with a Refurbished Cath Lab?

Most of us expect to pay much less for something that is refurbished than something that is new....

Cooling in the Cath Lab

A common mistake we see in the cath lab planning and construction process is not accounting for...