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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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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.



How to Extend the Life of Your GE CT Tube

Posted by Nicole Tervo

May 21, 2020 9:30:00 AM

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If you own or use a GE CT scanner you already know tubes aren't cheap, and they don't last forever. This reality leads to very logical questions like, "How long will my tube last?" and "How can I make my tube last longer?" We've already discussed the answer to the first question for a number of GE tube types in other blogs (see links at the bottom). Here, we want to focus on that second question. Keep reading to find out what you can do to help the tube in your GE CT scanner live its best, and longest, life.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

What Does Your Imaging Equipment Service Rep REALLY Know?

Posted by Nicole Tervo

Apr 3, 2020 4:15:00 PM

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Medical imaging equipment is, by nature, very technical. Each modality has its own set of maintenance concerns, unique parts, and even language. This is why, when your equipment is having problems, you want to talk to someone who knows you, your system, and your history. Getting all three of these things, however, can be a tall order.

Below are three things you should look for from a provider to get you this "service trifecta". If you're in the market for a service provider, ask anyone you're considering about these:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service

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

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