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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

Simeon Lowe

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Relocating Your CT Scanner: What You Need to Know

Posted by Simeon Lowe

Aug 2, 2017 4:29:38 PM

If you're considering relocating your current CT scanner, you're probably already aware that it's a move that can save you significant dollars and improve the care you're able to deliver across multiple facilities. If it's your first time relocating, however, you may not be aware of all of the steps, requirements, and "moving parts" of a project like this.

As an equipment and service provider, Block Imaging has performed hundreds of imaging system relocations over the last 20 years. To help you better prepare for your upcoming relocation, we'll share below some of the tips and pointers first-time relocaters need in advance for a smoother CT move and a quicker turnaround to installation and scanning in the system's new home.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Project Management, CT Scanner

The Best CT Scan Room Temperature and Humidity for Maximum Uptime

Posted by Simeon Lowe

Sep 20, 2016 4:10:00 PM


One of the topics our CT service customers seem most interested in is (no surprise) how they can maximize uptime for their scanner. There are several answers that contribute collectively to this, but we want to take the next few paragraphs to talk about one of the most important: scan room environmental conditions.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service

Imaging Equipment Service: Cost vs. Quality

Posted by Simeon Lowe

May 14, 2015 1:17:43 PM

Before we purchase almost anything, one of the questions we ask is, “Does the quality of this item justify its cost?” Other factors come into play but, for most, this question trumps all others. If it didn’t, most of us would either be eating Ramen noodles and listening to tapes on a Walkman, or very quickly broke from refusing to drive anything less than a Maserati with a trunk full of Maine lobster.

This concept of cost vs. quality applies when choosing your imaging equipment service provider every bit as much as it does in the market or at the car lot- and we don't think it's true that only the most expensive service provider (generally the OEM) can deliver excellent quality. Here's why:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service

MRI Preventative Maintenance: 4 Points to Consider

Posted by Simeon Lowe

Dec 9, 2013 4:29:00 PM

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI, Parts & Service

How to Choose the Best Imaging Equipment Service Provider

Posted by Simeon Lowe

Jun 28, 2013 12:41:00 PM

Picking the right service provider to maintain your imaging equipment is a highly subjective decision. What may be a significant service feature for one facility may fall further down the list of importance for another. The goal of this article is to help you ask questions that will qualify which service organization will best serve your needs.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Parts & Service

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