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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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Randy Bolenbaugh

Randy Bolenbaugh



Medical Imaging Accreditation FAQ

Posted by Randy Bolenbaugh

Dec 8, 2016 11:30:00 AM

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We at Block Imaging have been receiving a growing number of questions related to accreditation and what it means exactly. Listed below are some of the most common questions and concerns we’ve been hearing along with brief answers to help lend some clarity on the topic. For more definitive answers, we recommend contacting one of the organizations linked below.

 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Compliance

Hitachi Airis Elite vs. GE Ovation: Open MRI Compared

Posted by Randy Bolenbaugh

Jul 24, 2015 1:29:00 PM

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If you’re like most people looking for a Hitachi Airis Elite right now, you might be wondering what happened to the market. The availability of Elites has plummeted, and fast. Heck, it’s even difficult to find Airis II magnets right now. So, what can you do if you’re in need of the capabilities of an Airis Elite but can’t find one?

Answer: Consider the .35T GE Ovation

The Ovation can do everything the Elite can do and, in most cases, can do it better. Take a look at the technical comparison below to see which features these systems share and some additional areas in which the Ovation shines.

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Topics: MRI

GE EXCITE HDxt 1.5T MRI Lease Price Guide

Posted by Randy Bolenbaugh

Apr 8, 2015 11:06:00 AM

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Often referred to as a “15x” or “16x” system, the EXCITE HDxt is a widely popular platform within the family of GE MR systems available on the secondary market. This is due, in large part, to its near-current software and higher-end image capabilities.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI, Imaging Equipment Financing

Used GE 450w MRI Scanners: When Will They Be Available?

Posted by Randy Bolenbaugh

Nov 18, 2014 2:29:00 PM

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Top-notch image clarity, high patient comfort, efficient workflow; admittedly, the GE 450w 1.5T is a pretty awesome MRI scanner. Unless you're holding out for 3T technology, it probably wouldn't hurt your feelings to see one of these land on your loading dock tomorrow.

Trouble is, they're still quite new, quite pricey, and quite rare. So, when will used GE 450w magnets be available?

As a used and refurbished MRI dealer, we make a point of keeping tabs on this sort of thing. Below is our educated guess on what to expect and when to expect it.

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Topics: MRI

How to Find Late-Model or Rare MRI Scanners

Posted by Randy Bolenbaugh

Oct 14, 2014 10:28:00 AM

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Looking for a GE 430S? Or perhaps you’re in the market for a high-end, all-the-software-options-installed 3.0T? Or maybe a Hitachi Oasis would fit the bill?

In any case, new/rare systems like these are going to be difficult to find on the secondary market.  But, while they are rare, there are a few things you should know as you begin your search that will help to improve your chances of acquiring your dream magnet (and typically at a great price!)

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Topics: MRI

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