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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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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

CT Tube Lifespan and Cost: MRC 600, MRC 800

Posted by Paul Crawford

Dec 28, 2017 9:25:00 AM

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If you own or are considering the purchase of an air-cooled CT scanner from Philips' Brilliance product line, you should know that the vast majority of these systems come equipped with an MRC 600 or an MRC 800 X-ray tube. In terms of the lifespan you can expect to see from these tubes, this is great news for you and the technicians who run/will run your Philips Brilliance on a day-to-day basis.

Below, we'll share with you the typical life expectancy and replacement cost of both the MRC 600 and MRC 800 CT tubes.

Need an MRC 600 or MRC 800 tube now? Click here to request one!

 

 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

How to Find Software Options on a Siemens Sensation 64 CT

Posted by Paul Crawford

Dec 22, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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If you intend to buy or sell a used Siemens Sensation 64 (or any other CT scanner for that matter) one of the most important things you will need to know is which software options are enabled on the system. This information will tell you, or your future buyer, which specialties and procedures the scanner is equipped to perform as well as help you set reasonable expectations for pricing.

Luckily, in the case of the Sensation 64, this information can be found and recorded in four simple steps. Read below to learn how it's done.

Know whic software options you need/have? Click here to start your buying or selling conversation.




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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Selling Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Service Training

Siemens Definition Series CT Scanners Compared

Posted by Paul Crawford

Dec 8, 2017 2:31:21 PM

For the last 15 + years Siemens' Sensation series was their flagship CT scanner product. It came in 4, 10, 16, and 64-slice iterations and kept the company in step technologically with their peers. Now, however, Siemens has done away with the Sensation series and replaced it with the Definition series.  

While it's wonderful to see a reliable manufacturer continue to push their tech and their performance forward, the rise of a newer product line frequently means a whole new set of naming conventions and feature configurations for those of us who sell, serve, purchase, and use it to learn. Because there are more details packed into the name of each Definition series scanner than there ever was with the Sensation series, 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 Scanner

CT Tube Lifespan: Akron B and Akron Q

Posted by Paul Crawford

Dec 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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If your facility is using or considering a Siemens or Philips water-cooled CT scanner, you should note that these systems are equipped with one of two kinds of  Akron X-ray tubes; the Akron B or the Akron Q.

Scanners using the Akron B:

  • Siemens Volume Access
  • Siemens Volume Zoom
  • Siemens Sensation 4
  • Philips MX8000 Dual
  • Philips MX8000 4

Scanners using the Akron Q:

  • Siemens Sensation 10
  • Siemens Sensation 16
  • Philips MX8000 IDT 10
  • Philps MX8000 IDT 16

As with any X-ray tube, the Akron will need to be replaced periodically. In light of this fact, the question becomes, "How long can I expect an Akron CT tube to last?" Below we'll tell you what kind of lifespan you can expect from your Akron tube as well as how much you can expect to pay to replace it.

Need a CT scanner tube now? Click here to submit a request and receive a quote.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts

    
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