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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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Vikki Dipple

Vikki Dipple Vikki Dipple is a Customer Service Representative with the Block Imaging Parts team. Quality parts and a prompt response are her goals for every customer call. When she’s not helping customers get their equipment back in action, you’ll find Vikki reading, gaming, or playing outside with her sons.

Toshiba X-ray Tube Comparison: CXB-750C vs CXB-750D

Posted by Vikki Dipple

May 2, 2019 1:30:00 PM

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The medical equipment industry is its own world, with its own language. Unfortunately, that language is one that is constantly evolving, number by number and letter by letter as the OEMs crank out a never-ending stream of “new and improved” parts and systems.

Among the companies proffering frequent revisions is Toshiba and over the years we’ve fielded plenty of questions about their CXB family of X-ray tubes. Based on these inquiries, we figured it was about time somebody explained the difference between their most recent revisions: the CXB-750D/3A, the CXB-750D/4A, and the older CXB-750C. And, if you need to check on compatibility, check here to find out!

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts

Toshiba CXB-750D/4A Tubes: Cost, Lifespan, Reloading

Posted by Vikki Dipple

Apr 22, 2019 3:05:00 PM

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The heart of your CT scanner is its X-ray tube, which beats life into every examination. However, even the tube has a limited lifespan and, by necessity, requires replacement periodically. That's why there's no time like the present to learn more about your CT X-ray tube and what you can expect from it in terms of lifespan, replacement cost, and the possibility of giving it a second chance through repair and reloading.

In the case of the Toshiba Aquilion series, especially those that see use for cardiac applications, there's a good chance the tube in question is a CXB-750D/4A. We've talked with our CT Engineering and Parts Teams and compiled the details so that you can be better prepared for your next tube investment.

Need a new CXB-750D/4A tube now? Click here to request your replacement.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts

GE Senographe Essential Digital Detectors: Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Vikki Dipple

Apr 4, 2019 1:10:00 PM

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In most regards, the detector is one of the most important components on a digital mammography system. Not only is this true in terms of functionality and image quality, but also in terms of replacement cost.

If you own a GE Senographe Essential digital mammo, or are considering purchasing one, it will be helpful for you to know more details about this very special component. Keep reading to see vital detector details like part number, replacement cost, and average lifespan, as well as how to make sure you get the correct detector version when the time eventually comes for your replacement.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Mammography

QA Block vs. Spine Phantom for GE Lunar DEXA

Posted by Vikki Dipple

Jun 7, 2017 1:16:06 PM

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All Lunar DEXA scanners come with (or should come with) two phantoms for system testing and calibration: a QA (quality assurance) block, and a spine phantom. Both of these tools are used in measuring the accuracy and performance of your scanner. This ensures the best possible calibration and highest accuracy in patient results.

While both tools are part of the OEM-recommended quality assurance process, the QA block and the spine phantom have separate uses and separate recommended testing frequencies. Additionally, not all Lunar DEXA phantoms are interchangeable among the various models in their bone densitometry product line. To give you more clarity on these important bone density accessories, we'll break down which phantom should be used at which time and which phantom part numbers are intended to work with each model in the Lunar product line.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, DEXA

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