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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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Paul Crawford

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.



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.

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

Three Exciting Features of Siemens' new Somatom X.cite CT

Posted by Paul Crawford

Dec 20, 2019 12:18:24 PM

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The end of the year is always an exciting time in the medical imaging field, beginning with the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in early December, where many manufacturers unveil their newest technologies. A notable example from 2019 in the CT modality is Siemens' Somatom X.cite.

Based on what we've learned so far of this very new, cutting-edge system (FDA-approved just one month ago), here are three ways we think Siemens is pushing the envelope in CT.

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Topics: CT Scanner

The Best CT Scanner for Low-Volume Facilities

Posted by Paul Crawford

Nov 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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There’s a lot of talk about “patient volume” and “system throughput” in the CT scanner world, and rightfully so. After all, the kind of efficiency these terms refer to improves patient service, physician workflow, and the financial bottom line of a practice. But, most of the talk revolves around high-volume facilities. What if your patient schedule isn’t exactly bursting at the seams? What if you only plan to do a handful of scans a day? Which CT scanner is the best for low-volume facilities?

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

Cone Beam CT vs. Traditional CT

Posted by Paul Crawford

Jul 23, 2019 11:35:00 AM

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When you think of CT scanners, you usually think of the GE Lightspeed, the Philips Brilliance, the Siemens Sensation, or the Toshiba Aquilion. You think 4-slice, 16-slice, or 64-slice. You think of large machines taking up an entire room and scanning patients from head to toe as they lie on a table.

Now, however, CT is much more than that. We're going to break down the differences in technology and applications between the CT scanners you generally think of and the more specialized cone beam CT (CBCT).

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Topics: CT Scanner

GE Optima CT Scanners: An Overview

Posted by Paul Crawford

Jul 10, 2019 12:21:00 PM

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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 rooms, 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.

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Topics: CT Scanner

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