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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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Kenn Dextrom

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.

Philips FD20 Lease Price Guide

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Nov 21, 2019 3:00:00 PM


It's digital! It's flexible! It's... perhaps a touch outside of your capital equipment budget right now?

If your search for the right digital interventional lab has led you to a refurbished Philips FD20, but setting aside a lump sum to buy it seems daunting (or lengthy), do not despair- there are financing options available that can help your facility take its next equipment step sooner and more affordably.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Financing

GE Innova 3100 IQ and Philips Allura FD 20 Earn 2019 'Best in Class'

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Nov 19, 2019 2:30:00 PM


Periodically, Block Imaging awards companies or products that have proven, through performance in the field and overall ownership experience, to be the best in their specific area. In most cases, we nail down one specific product within an area, but this time around we decided to split up the cath lab category into 2 areas: floor-mounted systems and ceiling-mounted systems.

Right now, our top pick for floor-mounted systems is GE's Innova 3100 IQ. Our top pick among ceiling-mounted labs is Philips' Allura XPER FD20. Keep reading to find out what sets these two models apart from others in their category.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio

CT Scanner Installation Process: What to Expect

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Nov 8, 2019 1:15:00 PM


So, you’ve spent the past couple months poring over site drawings and working through construction issues and your site prep work has paid off: you're ready to accept delivery of your new CT scanner and begin installation!

As you move into this next phase of your CT scanner project, we want to help you know what to expect. Keep reading for more details on what exactly takes place during a CT scanner installation

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Project Management, CT Scanner

CMS Announces New PCI Codes for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Nov 6, 2019 10:00:00 AM


In the cardiovascular imaging community, there has been much anticipation over the last few months regarding the proposed addition of some codes to the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) payable list. Well, the day has come and it is good news!

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Medical Imaging News

Cath Lab vs. C-Arm in Office-Based Labs

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Oct 31, 2019 3:00:00 PM


Whether you have an existing office-based lab (OBL), or you are looking to start a new one, one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is which imaging equipment your physicians will use. There's a lot to consider, not the least of which is whether you'll be best served by a cath lab or by a C-arm.

To help you in making that decision, we compare the two modalities below to highlight their separate strengths and provide some insight on what kind(s) of work each is better suited for.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, C-Arm

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