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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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Micah Plimpton

Micah Plimpton Micah Plimpton is the Project Management Team Lead at Block Imaging. He considers it a privilege to guide, connect, and serve medical and logistics professionals for hassle-free imaging projects. Out of the office, Micah enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and spending time outdoors with his wife and children.



C-Arm Training: What Are You Looking For?

Posted by Micah Plimpton

Dec 6, 2019 12:32:24 PM

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Recently, a facility whose C-arm project I was managing requested “additional training”. As the conversation continued, it became clear that they weren't certain of what kind of training they really wanted. This was not the first time I've had this conversation, and I doubt it will be the last. 

If you're reading this article, you are probably wondering about the training your team needs right now. Our suggestion: start by asking yourself and your team a few questions about your goals. The following are a few we've found helpful.

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Project Management

C-Arm Site Planning: What Size Room Do I Need?

Posted by Micah Plimpton

Sep 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM

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Because Block Imaging has installed so many refurbished C-arms, we have also been privy to the aches, pains, and woes of buying too much C-arm for the room(s) you had planned on putting it in. To help prevent all of that, we've compiled the ballpark dimensions of a typical full-sized C-arm machine and table, as well as several other considerations to bear in mind as you plan for your new system.

Much of what you’ll read is based on the measurements of an OEC 9800 with a 9” image intensifier. Given how common that model is, the specifications should be a great place to start in figuring the space needed for a number of models.

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Project Management

Incoterms: Rules for Moving a Medical Device

Posted by Micah Plimpton

Apr 17, 2019 12:47:48 PM

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Moving a medical imaging device can be a big undertaking, both logistically and in terms of paperwork and regulatory compliance. Fortunately, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has provided some rules, known as Incoterms, to help. When used properly, Incoterms facilitate smooth transactions between trade partners. Below, we’ll share the Incoterms most relevant to imaging equipment transactions in more detail and discuss how they help buyers and sellers get equipment where it needs to go, safely.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Imaging Equipment Project Management

I Bought a C-Arm. What Do I Need to Do Next?

Posted by Micah Plimpton

Feb 22, 2019 3:40:00 PM

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Between the time you purchase your C-arm system and the time you can scan your first patient with it, there are a number of things that need to happen. Some of these responsibilities fall to your equipment provider, but others will fall to you and/or your team.

Below you'll find which responsibilities are yours, which are your installer's, and a few tips that will help you prepare for the arrival of your C-arm and begin serving patients with it sooner.

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Project Management, Medical Imaging Compliance

How to Prepare for Your C-Arm's Arrival

Posted by Micah Plimpton

Nov 25, 2015 9:06:34 AM

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If you've cruised the C-arm market, compared prices, and finally settled on the best C-arm model for your needs, congratulations! Your C-arm order is underway and soon to be delivered to your site. In the meantime, however, there are several things that you'll need to think about to prepare for and coordinate your system's delivery and installation.

Because we work with C-arm buyers every day, we thought it might be helpful to share what, in our experience, are questions that will need to be addressed before your C-arm (and the truck that will come with it) are on your doorstep. Keep reading so that you can know how to prevent delays and get your C-arm scanning as soon as possible after delivery.

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Project Management

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