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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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Tyler Schrauben

Tyler Schrauben is a Time & Materials Service Coordinator at Block Imaging. His goal is to bring great value to service clients by maintaining the highest possible equipment uptime. When he’s not serving imaging centers, Tyler enjoys playing basketball and softball, enjoying books (in print and audio), and binging a good Netflix series.



Top 4 CT Chiller Problems

Posted by Tyler Schrauben

Apr 19, 2019 11:55:00 AM

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Apart from your scanner itself, your CT chiller is a unit with its own set of unique concerns. In the case of water-cooled CT scanners, some of these concerns can damage your chiller or cause your CT to overheat.

If you're seeing a drop in chiller performance or an overheating error on your scanner, you should contact your HVAC service provider as soon as possible, because there's a strong possibility you're dealing with one of these:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, CT Scanner

C-Arm Oil Leak: Diagnosis and Next Steps

Posted by Tyler Schrauben

Apr 18, 2019 3:23:00 PM

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So, you've got a puddle of oil under your C-arm and you're wondering where it came from. Fortunately, there are only a few places on a C-arm that will leak oil. To help you get the quickest resolution, we'll share the potential culprits and how you can know which of them is most likely your problem.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

OEC 9900 Parts and Service Costs

Posted by Tyler Schrauben

Apr 2, 2019 12:00:00 PM

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Cars, houses, heck- your children! It seems that all of life's major investments entail costs long after we acquire them. From your imaging facility's business perspective, the equipment investment in an OEC 9900 C-arm is certainly no exception. While its functionality and image quality make it one of the top fluoroscopy tools available to serve patients, ownership of a C-arm comes with necessary long-term costs that should be a part of your C-arm purchasing considerations.

To help you weigh these needs along with your purchase price, we've compiled average costs for three tiers of OEC 9900 service and parts through Block Imaging. Read on to build a general understanding of what it can cost to maintain and protect your C-arm investment.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

Imaging Service Success Story: Managing 31 Systems with One Online Tool

Posted by Tyler Schrauben

Apr 1, 2019 12:05:00 PM

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For the last 8 years, Mobile One Medical Equipment has partnered with Block Imaging Service to provide service coverage for all C-arm systems in their network, beginning with 19 and growing to 31 over the course of the relationship so far. During those years, Block Imaging's Service Window tool emerged and the experience evolved. 

We spoke with Michael Platz, V.P. of Technical Services at Mobile One in 2015, to learn about how Service Window was empowering them to achieve even greater success. Earlier this year, we followed-up with him to see how using the tool for nearly four years has increased their efficiency.

From recent Service Window convert, to long-time user, here's the story of one company's success in managing the daunting task of tracking 30+ C-arms across 15 states. 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service

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