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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

Steve Rentz

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Top Four Part Failures for GE 1.5T MRI

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jul 20, 2018 1:45:00 PM

GE 1.5T Common Parts Failures

GE 1.5T MRI scanners are among the most popular systems in the world. They're reliable, easy to service, and when maintained properly, produce high-quality images. Still, like any frequently-used machine, they are subject to wear and tear and eventual parts failure.

If you're new to GE 1.5T ownership or considering a purchase, the following are some of the most common parts failures reported to our service team. Keep them in mind to help you and your team stay ahead of equipment downtime.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

GE MRI Scanner Price Guide

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jul 9, 2018 10:20:00 AM

GE MRI Scanner Price Guide

When it comes time to shop around for the best MRI machine for your facility, GE is one of the big-name OEMs you're going to see on the market immediately. Given their huge popularity and install base, GE MRI machines are extremely common on the secondary market too. 

To help those of you looking to save big with the purchase of a used MRI scanner, our team has compiled a list of current average price ranges for the most frequently-requested GE MRI models available. Check out the short video below to get the list, divided into tiers according to budget.


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

Extremity MRI Scanner Price Cost Guide [2018]

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jun 22, 2018 10:21:00 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 cost?" Considering the fact 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 2018 update to the pricing video and 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

Siemens Matrix Coils: What They Are, How You Benefit

Posted by Steve Rentz

Apr 13, 2018 4:31:16 PM

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Most of the time, MRI coils are simply called by the body part they're used to image; head coil, spine coil, breast coil, etc. That's why when people come across Siemens Matrix coils for the first time, there are usually some questions about what they are and what they do.

The short video below will give you a brief explanation of what makes Matrix coils unique from other MRI coils, as well as a rundown of how you, your facility, and your patients can benefit from using them.


Need a replacement Matrix coil now? Click here to request one!



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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

MRI Machine Cost and Price Guide [2018 Update]

Posted by Steve Rentz

Apr 3, 2018 11:07:00 AM

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It's a question we get every single day: "How much does an MRI machine cost?" And for good reason: an MRI scanner is both a cornerstone and, often, the most costly modality in any imaging department.

To lend some clarity on the subject, the price list below breaks down current average cost and price information for popular MRI machine models from leading manufacturers like GE, Siemens, Hitachi, Philips, and Toshiba, If you're a more visual person, you can scroll down a touch further and see the list in video format.

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

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Solutions, MRI, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Equipment Price

    
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