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Paul Crawford Paul Crawford is the Vice President of Dealer Solutions at Block Imaging. In addition to his role here, he is also a husband and a father of three. Paul believes the biggest value a business partner can provide is a partnership built on trust and strives to earn that trust with transparency in every conversation, project, and transaction he’s a part of.



Siemens Definition Series CT Scanners Compared

Posted by Paul Crawford

Dec 17, 2020 1:45:00 PM

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While Siemens is busy marketing and selling their latest CT scanners, the "SOMATOM go" series, the secondary CT market is seeing an increasing availability of units from the previous generation: the Definition series.

If you're looking for a previously-owned CT, a system from the Definition series could be a good fit for your needs. But which one should you choose? Because there are so many details packed into the name of each of them, we're going to take the next few paragraphs to clarify what makes each Definition scanner different from the other members of its family.

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Topics: CT

CT Scanner Manufacturers and Models Guide

Posted by Paul Crawford

Sep 10, 2020 5:30:00 PM

Looking for your next CT solution?  Check out this simple visual guide to CT scanner manufacturers, models, and slice counts on the refurbished imaging equipment market to get started:

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Topics: CT

Which CT Scanner Is the Best Value?

Posted by Paul Crawford

Aug 27, 2020 12:30:00 PM

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You’ve been there: the head of radiology insists that the new 1024-slice CT is the technology you need, while the CFO is leaning toward keeping the “old faithful” single-slice from 1992. Okay, maybe this is a slight exaggeration, but what really is the practical choice? Which CT offers the best value, balancing initial purchase price and ongoing service costs with function and image quality? Unfortunately, this is not a question with a “one size fits all” answer. Not every facility has the same patient volume, the same specialty, or the same budgetary flexibility. Depending on your intended/predicted usage, the following are several CT scanners we've found strike the balance well for the majority of applications and specialties in the field.

Have a model in mind? Click here to browse our inventory!

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Topics: CT

GE Optima CT Scanners: An Overview

Posted by Paul Crawford

Aug 20, 2020 9:30:00 AM

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GE is nothing if not consistent when it comes to naming conventions. First it was Hispeeds and Lightspeeds, then Discoveries, and now: Optimas. There are Optima X-ray systems, Optima MRI scanners, and Optima CTs. I'm not even sure what else, but my kitchen is due for an upgrade and an Optima refrigerator sounds pretty cutting edge. Other Optima modalities aside though, this article is intended to clarify the various types of Optima CT.

Below, we'll share a brief overview of the four members of the GE Optima CT scanner family, including slice count, tube type, ASiR availability, and special features. If you prefer a more visual approach, scroll to the bottom to see the video version of this blog.

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Topics: CT

How Much Does a CT Scanner Cost?

Posted by Paul Crawford

Feb 19, 2020 12:15:00 PM

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People ask our team daily, “How much does a CT scanner cost?” It's a broad question, as there are many factors at play; a little like asking how much a home costs. A pop-up camper isn’t going to cost you much (you may even be able to pull one off my neighbor’s front lawn for free) but that Tudor mansion is going to put a far larger dent in your pocketbook.

We want to help you get some clarity and get the CT scanner you need for the right price. To that end, consider the four questions below to start narrowing the options down by need and by preference. Then, stick around for the video clip where we'll break down CT scanner prices in 2020 into three simple tiers.

Have a model in mind? Click here to check out our inventory of CT scanners for sale.

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Topics: CT

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