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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 Happens During Mobile Imaging Trailer Refurbishment?

Posted by Zack Mitchell

May 14, 2018 9:06:41 AM

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The first time people contact us to rent mobile imaging equipment, questions often come up about the condition and the quality of the trailers. This stands to reason, as imaging trailers can sometimes see long trips between facilities and the same wear and tear that other vehicles encounter on the road. Worse- a facility may have even had a bad experience with a previous provider.

To answer these questions, and put renter's minds at ease, we've compiled the refurbishment steps used to ensure the quality, road-worthiness, and overall condition of imaging trailers available for rental from Block Imaging. Take a look at the steps below to see what you can expect.

Need to rent a mobile imaging unit now? Click here to request.

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Topics: Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Rental

Does My Mobile MRI or CT Rental Need a Covered Walkway?

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Apr 12, 2018 9:45:00 AM

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When facilities contact us about renting a mobile imaging system, they often ask about covered walkways for the short distances patients may be outdoors while entering the mobile trailer. Questions like, "Are covered walkways required?", "Are they included?", and, "What are the options?" frequently become part of the discussion. We're going to take the next few moments to answer those questions.

Keep reading to find out how covering the path from your permanent building to your rented mobile system might factor into your rental experience.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Rental

GE Mobile MRI Rental Price Guide

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Mar 29, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Construction, testing a new market, meeting an increased demand- if you know you're going to need to rent a mobile MRI scanner, now is the time to budget for it. But where should you begin? It's a question without many quick answers, so we put together the following brief video clip to share typical ballpark ranges for GE mobile MRI scanners you're likely to find on the market.

Prices vary depending across several factors, but these numbers will help you learn what to expect for your operating budget as you pursue a mobile GE MRI scanner rental.

Ready to rent now? Click here to request a system.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental

Siemens Mobile MRI Rental Price Guide

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Mar 21, 2018 12:56:00 PM

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Once you determine if a mobile MRI scanner rental is the best solution for your current needs, the next question that probably enters your mind is, "How much will this cost each month?" It's a question we hear every day from people at facilities across the country, so we decided to answer right here on our blog page with typical ballpark ranges for the popular Siemens mobile MRI scanners that we rent out regularly. 

Prices vary depending upon a few factors, but these averages will help you learn what to expect for your operating budget as you pursue a mobile Siemens MRI scanner rental.

Ready to rent now? Click here to request a system.

 

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What New Tax Laws Mean for Imaging Equipment Deductions

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Mar 1, 2018 4:23:35 PM

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With new tax laws having just gone into effect, the tax landscape for organizations considering capital equipment purchases has changed in a significant way. Now, a buyer can take an immediate 100% depreciation on the purchase of a piece of used equipment; even equipment that has been fully depreciated by the previous owner. This has caused a stir in several industries (most notably aircraft sales) where the Wall Street Journal predicts, "It could mean a shuffling of assets by companies purely for tax reasons and mergers and acquisitions that exploit new tax edges."1 

We don't expect to see assets shuffling wildly in the medical imaging field, given the logistics of relocating the big metal modalities, but we do expect to see some facilities that have been biding their time on upgrades jumping into the market this year to take advantage of their new option for depreciation and deduction. Take a look at the examples below to see the difference.

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