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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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Steve Rentz

Steve Rentz Steve Rentz is the Product Manager for MRI Scanners at Block Imaging. He is also a husband, father of 3, triathlete, woodworker, and barbecue master. Steve's goal is to earn each customer's trust and business by specifically addressing the needs of their unique project



Top MRI Manufacturers Compared: Choosing the Best for Your Needs

Posted by Steve Rentz

Aug 7, 2020 5:00:00 PM

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MRI Manufacturers Compared

Since first publishing this article in 2015, thousands more people have come to us with a wide variety of MRI needs and, depending on what those needs were, we've directed them to many different models from many different manufacturers. Why? Not all MRI scanners perform equally across all of the aspects that users value.

To help you build an idea of what to expect, we'll share some of the big considerations we've seen buyers grapple with. Individual cases vary but, in our experience and the experiences our partners have shared with us, the following are a snapshot of what each of these "major player" MRI manufacturers looks like on the third-party market.

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Topics: MRI

Extremity MRI Scanner Price Cost Guide [2020]

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jul 29, 2020 10:45:00 AM

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If your facility is in the market for an extremity MRI scanner, one of the first questions that probably came to your mind was, "How much does an extremity MRI machine cost?" Considering that these systems come in four different categories that can range widely in price this is an excellent question- one that we'll answer in our 2020 update to the extremity MRI machine pricing chart below.

Have a model in mind? Click here to view our current extremity MRI inventory.

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Topics: MRI, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

Should I Upgrade my GE 1.5T MRI & How Far Should I Upgrade It?

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jun 24, 2020 10:55:29 AM

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More and more, we hear from GE 1.5T MRI users who prefer the idea of keeping their current magnet and upgrading its electronics and software instead of replacing it entirely. There are plenty of reasons (at least seven) to go that route, but what they really want to know is how much more performance they'll get.

To help GE MRI users better understand the functionality they'll gain at each upgrade level, we put our heads together with our friends at Signature MRI to break down features and options for 9X, 12X, 15X/16X, and 23X scanners with CXK4 magnets.

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Topics: MRI

MRI Helium Refills and Boil-off Rates: The Top Six Magnets

Posted by Steve Rentz

May 6, 2020 4:15:00 PM

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Anyone considering the purchase of an MRI machine should know that a healthy cooling system is essential to the maintenance and performance of their magnet. This means, among other things, keeping an eye on your helium level and getting refills at the proper time. Unfortunately, because there are so many different types of magnets in use today, and each of them experiences helium loss (AKA, boil-off) at a different rate, there is no one-size-fits-all prescription for when this needs to happen.

To help those of you comparing magnets and those of you looking to keep your existing magnet healthy, we've compiled helium boil-off rates and average refill costs for the top six magnets on the secondary market. These are the magnet types we see most often as a provider of used/refurbished MRI machines. Also included are a few pointers on refill rates and recommendations.

Need a helium refill for your MRI machine now? Click here to tell our team your MRI service needs.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

GE MRI Machines: Models and Reviews

Posted by Steve Rentz

Apr 17, 2020 3:15:00 PM

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GE 1.5T MRI Machine Comparison

Looking for a 1.5T GE MRI machine? Great! Now, which model do you choose? What makes the most sense for your MRI project, and your MRI budget?

By now, you’ve probably realized that making sense of the different models offered by each manufacturer can be a daunting task, and GE is certainly no exception. Let’s take a look under the hood and break down the most popular 1.5T GE MRI models, starting with the newest.

Have a model in mind already? Click here to browse our inventory of MRI machines. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI

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