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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

Zack Mitchell

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What Type of System Should I Rent When Upgrading to a New OEM?

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Nov 8, 2018 3:50:00 PM

Which Mobile to Rent

So, you're upgrading your existing CT or MRI machine and the incoming system is from a different manufacturer than the one you've been using for years. You're planning to rent an interim system so you can avoid downtime during remodeling and installation. What you're not sure of is whether you should rent equipment from your incumbent manufacturer or from your incoming manufacturer.

When upgrading or changing manufacturers in your imaging modality we typically see, and recommend, that renters choose interim systems from their incumbent manufacturer. We'll share two reasons for this below.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Rental

5 Reasons to Choose Siemens Espree MRI

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Nov 2, 2018 2:45:00 PM

Reasons for Siemens Espree

When it comes to quality MRI equipment, Siemens has been a leading manufacturer for a long time. Their systems have a reputation for reliability and cutting edge technology- and the cost to buy them new reflects it. This is why we've found Siemens MRI systems to be so desirable on the secondary market and for interim rental in mobile imaging trailers.

Among the Siemens MRI systems we've worked with- selling, renting, and covering under service agreements- their Espree model has emerged as a popular favorite for users and patients alike. If you're in the market to buy or rent an MRI system, the following are several reasons why we think the Siemens Espree is an option well worth considering.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental

How Much Does a Mobile Symphony MRI Rental Cost?

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Oct 5, 2018 4:45:23 PM

Symphony Mobile Price

"How much does a mobile Symphony rental cost?" is a simple, straightforward question that deserves a simple, straightforward answer. Although the markets do shift frequently, the following is a bit of a benchmark to help all you potential renters with your capital planning. We'll even throw in pricing on a few bonus systems if the Symphony isn't your final choice.

Keep reading for average rental rates on mobile Siemens Symphony MRI systems.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental

Power Requirements for Mobile Diagnostic Imaging Equipment

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Sep 18, 2018 9:20:00 AM

CT Trailer Power

Some of the most common questions we get from people looking for mobile equipment rentals are, "What kind of power does the system need?" and, "Where are the ethernet connections for internet and phone?" If you're about to embark on the search for your next mobile imaging solution and one (or both) of these questions crossed your mind, we've put together the short video below to get you the answer. Not every trailer is designed exactly the same, and the trailer in the video contains a CT scanner, but most trailers have a similar design to what you'll see here, regardless of manufacturer or which equipment modality is inside.

Click on the video below to see what kind of power connection a mobile trailer needs and where the ethernet connections on a mobile trailer are typically located. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI, Cath/Angio, PET/CT, Imaging Equipment Rental, CT Scanner

Siemens MRI, GE CT: Top Picks for Mobile Imaging

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Sep 11, 2018 1:41:01 PM

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When the time comes to outfit a new unit in our mobile imaging fleet we have brand preferences for MRI and CT. It's not because equipment from other brands can't be installed in a trailer, and it's not because equipment from our preferred brands is unilaterally "better" than others. There are, however, a handful of qualities that give them an advantage in mobile settings. 

Below, we'll break down the reasons we prefer Siemens equipment for MRI trailers and GE equipment for CT trailers and why they mean a better experience for the imaging facilities that rent them. 

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Topics: CT Scanner, MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental

    
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