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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

DR Panel Rental vs. DR Panel Subscription

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Nov 9, 2018 3:58:32 PM

DR Panel Rental

For imaging facilities running on a tighter budget, finding the right DR solution can be challenging. Often, long-term solutions are not feasible because of the total capital outlay involved in acquiring them. Because we've seen so many facilities wrestle with this issue, here at Block we've put plans in place to be more flexible in serving your needs.

DR panel buyers now have options outside of a standard purchase. Below, we'll share a feature comparison of two of them, DR rental and DR subscription, as well as which circumstances they fit best in.

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Topics: X-ray, Imaging Equipment Rental

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

Philips Brightview System Review

Posted by Josh Nunez

Nov 7, 2018 3:49:45 PM

Brightview Review

Are you looking for a general purpose nuclear camera? One with modern software, reliable detectors, and ready parts availability? Do you have a standing relationship with a Philips-savvy service engineer? To that end, we submit the Philips Brightview for your consideration.

The factors we just mentioned are all good reasons for camera buyers to look into a Brightview, and they're not the only advantages you'll find on its spec sheet, but on top of that the model presents a solid value for Philips-heavy facilities because of the unique moment in which we find the camera market. Keep reading for more on both sides of the Philips Brightview.

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Topics: Nuclear Camera

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

3 Key Elements of Effective X-Ray Preventive Maintenance

Posted by Tony Baggett

Nov 1, 2018 4:37:29 PM

X-Ray PMs

We emphasize preventive maintenance (PM) a lot here at Block Imaging. We type about it in emails. We talk about it on the phone. We blog about it online. This emphasis is because we firmly believe that regular preventive maintenance for X-ray machines, and all other kinds of medical imaging equipment, is essential to safety, image quality, and minimizing downtime. 

We would love to be the company you choose to provide preventive maintenance for your X-ray system, but even if we're not, we're going to share with you what an effective PM looks like, in three stages.

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Topics: X-ray, Imaging Equipment Service

    
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