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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.

~ Block Imaging Team

Paul Crawford

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CT Scanner Manufacturers and Models Guide

Posted by Paul Crawford

Aug 31, 2018 11:25:00 AM

 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: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner

Questions to Ask BEFORE You Buy a Used CT Scanner

Posted by Paul Crawford

Jun 25, 2018 12:46:00 PM

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Have you ever heard the famous song lyrics, “My mama told me, ‘You’d better shop around’”? That’s good advice, but what if you walked into the nearest mall with no clue what you were intending to buy? You could end up walking in circles long enough to triple the stock on bunion pads. Not knowing what you’re after before you hit the market can be a marathon exercise in time-wasting.

With so many manufacturers, models, software packages, and price points, it’s important to figure out what you really need BEFORE you start shopping seriously in the used CT scanner market.

Below are some questions you should ask your doctors and imaging techs. Having these answered in advance will help narrow the field and target your search for the right CT scanner more productively.

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Topics: Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Buying Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner

Why GE Lightspeed, Brightspeed, and Optima CT?

Posted by Paul Crawford

Jun 21, 2018 4:35:00 PM

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When it comes to CT scanner systems, no other manufacturer has enjoyed the same multi-generational success and popularity as GE. Their Lightspeed, Brightspeed, and Optima scanners have an exceptionally wide install base in hospitals and clinics all over the world. All this success begs the questions: Why do so many imaging facilities choose GE CT?


In the video clip below, we'll share three big reasons why GE CT scanners are more common in hospitals and clinics than scanners from any other manufacturer.


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Topics: Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Buying Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner

Do I Need a Short, Medium, or Long Table for My GE VCT 32 or 64 CT?

Posted by Paul Crawford

May 3, 2018 3:04:00 PM

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This is a common question for us and, generally, we begin our answer with a little clarification: The VCT 32 and VCT 64 only come with two table sizes, medium or long. Much of the confusion comes from casual references to "short" tables (by which the speaker actually means the medium table) and also GE's decision to designate one of them as "medium", which implies to the layperson that there is a third "short" size.

Interestingly enough, the medium table is technically the standard table for the VCT series, with the long table being optional. Even so, in the secondary marketplace we come across long tables much more frequently than medium. Because of this peculiarity, and because table length can make a difference in your facility's clinical capabilities, we're going to share with you why your VCT table length matters, and how you can tell which one you're looking at - without getting out your tape measure.

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Topics: CT Scanner

How Much Does a CT Scanner Cost [2018]?

Posted by Paul Crawford

Mar 2, 2018 1:21:00 PM

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People ask our team daily, “How much does a CT scanner cost?” That's kind of 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 current CT scanner costs into four simple tiers.

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

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost, CT Scanner

    
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