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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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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.



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).

Looking for a quote on a cone beam CT? Click here to tell us your preferences and get pricing.

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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

Four Ways to Sell Your Imaging Equipment

Posted by Paul Crawford

Jun 17, 2019 3:30:00 PM

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Technology has afforded us more ways to sell our stuff than ever. From Ebay, to Facebook, to Craigslist, it's never been easier to clear our spaces of tchotchkes and bric-a-brac. When it comes to selling off larger assets like radiology equipment, there are also more ways to sell. But more doesn’t always mean better.

As a company that buys used equipment we've seen sellers choose many different methods of liquidating their systems, to various effects. The following are the four most popular ways to sell imaging equipment, along with benefits and caveats for each.

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Topics: Selling Imaging Equipment

Four Ways to Save on Veterinary CT Equipment

Posted by Paul Crawford

May 30, 2019 3:09:49 PM

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The demand for imaging in the veterinary field has increased over the years, causing many practices to stop referring and begin scanning in house. However, because vets can't count on reimbursements the way doctors serving human patients can, being cost effective is a MUST. 

While the bulk of our business as a CT equipment provider is in equipment used on humans, we have had an increasing number of opportunities to work with vets. In helping them arrive at equipment selections that compliment both their needs and their budgets, we've found some key areas that vets have more flexibility in and, thereby, more opportunities to reduce costs. Keep reading to find out four ways a vet can save when they purchase a CT scanner.

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Topics: CT Scanner

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