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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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Nicole Tervo

Nicole Tervo Nicole Tervo is a Service Coordinator at Block Imaging. She considers it her privilege to build lasting industry partnerships through outstanding service. Out of the office, Nicole can be found hunting fishing, skiing, and supporting Detroit sports.



What You Need to Know About Remote Diagnostic Units for MRI

Posted by Nicole Tervo

Jan 7, 2020 9:30:00 AM

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If you own or operate an MRI scanner you understand how important it is to monitor your system's helium level and cooling performance. You may also know that even with regular checks, things that will drop your helium level dramatically and put you at risk for a magnet quench can still happen. Nights, weekends, even regular office hours between checkups are all times when a parts failure somewhere in your system can send the temperature up and the helium to a boil.

So, if you can't have someone watching your MRI 24 hours a day, what can you do to prevent incidents like this? The answer might be a device called a remote diagnostic unit (RDU). We'll tell you more about the RDU and how it works in the next few paragraphs.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

4 Ways to Reduce Medical Equipment Service Costs

Posted by Nicole Tervo

Sep 25, 2019 2:30:00 PM

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When it comes to medical imaging equipment, everyone wants to protect their investment, but no one wants to pay the high prices that can sometimes come along with a service contract. The good news for everyone is that there can be a balance: reliable maintenance coverage with a price tag that’s not quite as intimidating as a typical package service agreement.

When shopping around for a service agreement that fits your needs and your budget, the following four tips will help you reduce your medical equipment service costs:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Imaging Equipment Service, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

Top Four MRI Scanner Service Problems and Solutions

Posted by Nicole Tervo

Jul 12, 2019 2:00:00 PM

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Perhaps you know what it's like when your MRI scanner is experiencing downtime; Your manager is foaming at the mouth, a line of grumpy patients is waiting at the front desk to reschedule, and that little vein that runs up the middle of your forehead is bulging like a bratwurst on the barbecue.

What can you do? Is all really lost?

Not at all! Some of the most common MRI-related problems are relatively simple to fix. So, take a deep breath (c’mon, deeper than that!) and let us blow away the MRI service blues with a knowledge bomb.

Below you’ll find four MRI service problems that have been reported to our Service Department time and again and ways to take care of them in as little time as possible.

Experiencing one of these problems right now? Click here to request MRI machine service.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

3 Benefits of Open MRI Scanners

Posted by Nicole Tervo

Jun 28, 2019 2:52:00 PM

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Whether you are looking to purchase an MRI for the first time or you are a seasoned veteran looking to replace an existing magnet, here are three reasons why you should consider purchasing an open MRI scanner:

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Topics: MRI

Top 4 C-Arm Problems and Solutions

Posted by Nicole Tervo

Apr 3, 2019 2:40:00 PM

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 “My OEC C-arm was quite an investment, so I treat it with kid gloves. With the care I take, it’ll never break down!” Yeah; and in a perfect world there’d be no taxes and dirty diapers would smell like roses.

It’s a hard fact that, until science can provide mankind with indestructible materials, equipment problems are an unfortunate eventuality. While the scientists get cracking on that one, we at Block Imaging thought we’d give you the next best thing: four of the most highly-reported OEC 9800 and 9900 C-arm maintenance problems and ways that you can help fix or prevent them.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

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