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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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Mackenzie Dryer

Mackenzie Dryer Mackenzie Dryer is a Project Coordinator at Block Imaging. Her goal is to facilitate communication and efficiency at every step of an imaging equipment project. When she’s not helping medical professionals get their systems up and running, Mackenzie can be found traveling with her family, reading, or performing in musical theatre.



How to Change the X-Ray Dose Units on Your OEC 9800 C-Arm

Posted by Mackenzie Dryer

Sep 9, 2019 4:05:00 PM

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Whether your facility is in the US and measures radiation absorbed dose in milligrays, or is in Europe or Asia and measures in rads, there's a setting on the OEC 9800 to express that measurement in the preferred unit. Change this setting to keep communication clear and to save yourself the trouble of doing the conversion in your head every time you have a case.

To make things easier for yourself, you can change the dose units on your OEC 9800 between rad and mGy in the three easy steps pictured below. And if you don't already know how to convert between these two units, stick around until the end. We'll share that with you too.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

Mobile Imaging Setup: What to Expect

Posted by Mackenzie Dryer

Aug 30, 2019 3:00:00 PM

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A mobile imaging system is probably the biggest thing your imaging facility will ever have delivered; an entire semi trailer filled with several tons of equipment. Understandably, you might be unsure of what to expect when this huge thing shows up on your doorstep. To help ease any of that uncertainty, we want to help you understand what steps are included in delivery, setup, and training for your mobile rental.

The steps listed below are things that should happen shortly after after your mobile imaging rental arrives.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Rental

Which PACS Is Best for You?

Posted by Mackenzie Dryer

Jul 1, 2019 2:41:20 PM

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Whether you're just starting an imaging center or adding an X-ray system to an established facility, it's important to make a plan for storing your images on a PACS system, especially as it relates to HIPAA compliance. There are many considerations when deciding which type of PACS you’ll use, from study volume to the number of imaging systems in your facility, but not every PACS type addresses those considerations at the same level. 

To help you in your search for the best PACS for your facility, we've listed below a few different options that most PACS providers offer and some pros and cons of each.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, X-ray

How to Delete Studies in Vieworks VXvue Software

Posted by Mackenzie Dryer

May 3, 2019 10:39:57 AM

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If you use a Vieworks DR panel with VXvue software, you know how easy it is to capture and store images. But what do you do when you hit your workstation's maximum image capacity? Fortunately, VXvue offers options to delete studies automatically and manually. We'll show you how to do both in the pictorial guide below.

And if you're wondering what to do when you hit the 100-image capacity on your Vieworks panel, we have a guide for that too.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, X-ray

How to Prepare Your Site for a Mobile PET/CT Rental

Posted by Mackenzie Dryer

Apr 5, 2019 12:15:00 PM

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As you and your provider plan out your mobile PET/CT rental, we hope site readiness is a big part of the conversation. Getting a mobile system operational at a new facility isn't exactly "plug-and-play". There are several items that need to be in place before the equipment is delivered.

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Topics: PET/CT, Imaging Equipment Rental

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