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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.

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Lauren Olin

Lauren Olin Lauren Olin is a Marketing Coordinator at Block Imaging. She has enjoyed a variety of jobs but is currently focused on front-end Web development. Out of the office, Lauren prefers to spend her time antiquing, collecting teacups and currency from different countries, along with enjoying classic movies and music.




Building a Better Imaging Parts Experience [VIDEO]

Posted by Lauren Olin

Aug 21, 2015 9:23:00 AM

:: 1 minute read ::

Parts failure in your imaging equipment is never convenient. Time, schedules, cost, and patients (patience?) can all be affected. This is why, when your system needs a replacement part, the resolution can't come soon enough.

Our parts team has been working to that end, continuously improving to get you the parts you need even faster and easier. Watch the video below for a fun glimpse of what we've been doing to help you build a better experience when equipment setbacks happen.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts

'Why Is an MRI so Loud?' And Other Questions from the Bore

Posted by Lauren Olin

Apr 4, 2014 9:30:00 AM

:: 2 minute read ::

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Working for a company in the medical imaging equipment industry, I look at this equipment a little differently. Whenever a friend or family member has a procedure done, I’m asking, “Which machine?" "Which manufacturer?"  "Didn’t you ask?” 

Of course, these questions are probably far different than those running through the mind of the average MRI patient. So, when I had an MRI of my own done (it was on a GE Excite 1.5T, FYI), I tried to put myself in their metaphorical shoes and think about what they would ask. The longer I laid there, the more questions came to mind, namely, these three:

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Topics: MRI

Wheelchair Donations: Finding a Charity near You

Posted by Lauren Olin

Feb 24, 2013 1:32:00 PM

:: 1 minute read ::

If you’re anything like me, stuff happens. I don't mean bad things, I mean accumulating actual stuff– packed in every corner of your home and storage area. There is not a single ounce of space in my home that I haven’t filled. Why am I telling you this? Because, if you are like me, donating some of that stuff could help someone in need.

If you have a wheelchair you are no longer using and looking to donate it, excellent! By donating your wheelchair and a little bit of your time (let's face it, you really needed to clean out the basement anyway), you can make a difference in the life of someone in need.

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Topics: Used Medical Imaging Equipment, More Than Just Imaging Solutions

The CT Scanner [A Silent Film]

Posted by Lauren Olin

Feb 12, 2013 11:50:00 AM

The GE LightSpeed 32 slice Pro Series CT scanner sets the scene for an unlikely rendezvous.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment

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