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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

Kenn Dextrom

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Floor-Mounted Cath Labs vs Ceiling-Mounted Cath Labs

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Feb 9, 2018 3:49:10 PM

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When people begin searching for a cath lab system, one of the first things they tend to notice is that there are TONS of options! Single plane or bi-plane? Which detector size? Want to add a hemodynamic monitoring system to that? How about an injector? The list of possible configurations goes on and on.

Most folks are able to arrive at relatively quick decisions on many cath lab options, but we often see some confusion when it comes to choosing floor mounting or ceiling mounting. Both types require a facility to install a ceiling structure, so does it really matter how the lab is mounted? Absolutely! And in more ways than one. To show you what we mean, we'll break down the differences that might inform your choice of either a floor-mounted or ceiling-mounted cath lab system. For comparison's sake, we'll use the GE Innova 3100 IQ (floor-mounted) and Philips Allura XPER FD20 (ceiling-mounted) as examples.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, X-ray

GE Omega IV vs. GE Omega V Tables for Innova Cath Labs

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Sep 21, 2017 3:10:15 PM

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When your cath lab deliberations lead you to consider the GE Innova product line, one of the specifications you'll encounter as you sift through the options to arrive at your final configuration is patient table type. With the Innovas, there are two main table varities, the GE Omega IV and the GE Omega V, and the option to upgrade to a third variety, the GE Elegance table. 

Below, we'll share with you the differences between the GE Omega IV, Omega V, and Elegance Innova cath lab tables as well as which Innova models you'll typically find each of them paired with.

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Topics: Cath/Angio

Siemens Artis Zee Cath Lab Tube and Detector Guide

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Sep 14, 2017 9:59:27 AM

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Siemens' Artis Zee digital cath labs are the lastest generation in their interventional radiology line and, just as you'd expect, they offer some areas of growth and change in technology and user experience over their predecessors, the Axiom Artis labs. There is at least one thing, however, that has not changed: there are a lot of different configurations and a lot of different tubes and detectors to go with them.

That's where the guide below comes in! You can refer to the table below for descriptions and part numbers for all the X-ray tubes and detectors used on Siemens Artis Zee digital cath labs.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

Choosing Hemodynamic Monitoring for Your Cath Lab System

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Sep 8, 2017 2:45:00 PM

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When you're making plans to introduce a cath lab at your facility, some details have a tendency to get overlooked. It's completely understandable, a cath lab is a big system and a cath lab project has, both literally and figuratively, a lot of moving parts. It's important, however, to make sure that in the midst of the planning you're not forgetting to account for your patient monitoring.

Because the nature of so many cath lab procedures is invasive, you'll need to have equipment in place to monitor and record what's happening inside your patient's body. This is where a hemodynamic monitoring (hemo) system comes into play. We'll share with you below the most common hemo units on the market as well as what you can expect from the search for the best one for your facility.

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Topics: Cath/Angio

Cath Lab Accessories: Is Your Room Complete?

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Apr 10, 2017 9:07:00 AM

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If you're about to purchase a cath lab (or maybe you just have) – congrats! You’re on your way to improving patient care and access, not to mention generating revenue for your facility's bottom line. While securing the cath lab itself is certainly the biggest step, there are additional items that you may need to consider purchasing to make sure your lab is complete for the specific studies you are looking to perform.

The following are some of the most common cath lab accessories. You may not need all of them, but it's important to be aware that at least one or two of these will likely be part of your final project cost.

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Topics: Cath/Angio


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