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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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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



Siemens MRI Machine Models and Reviews

Posted by Steve Rentz

Nov 11, 2020 1:15:00 PM

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If you're on the hunt for a Siemens 1.5T MRI, you already know there are a number of models available on the secondary market. While it's great to have options, it can also make the decision more complicated.

Which MRI scanner is best for you? If you prefer Siemens equipment, take a look at the 1.5T MRI models below for more information to help you reach your answer:

 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI

1.5T MRI Machine Price Guide

Posted by Steve Rentz

Oct 5, 2020 10:30:00 AM

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The 1.5T scanner is the quintessential MRI machine. It's powerful enough to perform the vast majority of common MRI studies, readily available on the secondary market, and (relatively speaking) moderately priced- which is what you came here for, right? 

Well, before we dig in and tell you what you can expect to pay for a used 1.5T MRI machine from one of the major manufacturers, you should know that the price for an individual system will vary across a number of factors including availability, coils, software levels, channels, and gradient type. To account for these variables, we'll show you the full range of current average prices for each machine. 

Got your budget range? Click here to get a more detailed quote.

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

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.

Click here to see current MRI machine inventory and get a custom quote.

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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

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