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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

Why You Need a UPS for Your Imaging Equipment

Posted by Alyssa Birchmeier

Mar 19, 2020 1:30:00 PM

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Have you ever typed up a project only to lose power in the middle of it and realize you didn't click "save"? Or been watching the newest episode of The Bachelor, right before he gives away the final rose, and your lights go out and you miss the shocking ending?

We have all had situations like these in our normal, everyday life, but how about at your imaging facility? The repercussions of this happening with your medical equipment can lead to much more severe consequences. The good news is, you can limit your risk of major damage just by adding a UPS. Keep reading to learn how a UPS works, and how it helps.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts

How To Tell If Your CT Tube Is About To Fail

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Mar 16, 2020 11:15:00 AM

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Signs of CT Tube Failure

At the heart of every CT scanner is its X-ray tube. More so than any other component, keeping careful tabs on the functioning of the CT tube can mitigate the cost of owning and operating a CT system. Unfortunately, some people only start thinking about the remaining lifespan of their X-ray tube after the system has been installed and in use for several years. This can mean that some damage has already been done.

On the bright side, there are early warning signs that CT users can watch out for to identify when CT tube help is needed. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

How Is Block Imaging Responding to Coronavirus?

Posted by Block Imaging

Mar 13, 2020 3:11:14 PM

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While the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, we at Block Imaging would like to share with our valued partners what we're doing as a company to keep you, your teams, and your patients safe during this pandemic.

As a global provider of medical equipment and parts and a service and mobile rental provider across the United States, we understand that we have a role to play in keeping hospitals and clinics serving patients. At the same time, we also understand that the movement of our personnel and goods through our own facilities and into yours needs to be handled with extra care. The following are the measures we're taking to provide that care:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging News

Carestream Portable X-Ray Rentals: When, Why, How Much?

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Mar 12, 2020 4:12:19 PM

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As consumers in the 21st century, we know that the best value doesn't always come from owning something. Sometimes we just need to use it for a little while. Instead of buying DVDs, we subscribe to a service that streams movies. Instead of buying a beach house, we book an Air BnB.

And, when the decision to own really is the best value, we love to "try it before we buy it". Amazon Prime, anyone? How about Carvana, Sephora, or Warby Parker?

The great news for clinics, hospitals, and imaging centers is that you can take advantage of the high quality of Carestream portable X-ray systems without the long-term commitment and cost of purchasing through an equipment rental. Keep reading to see if renting might be a good fit for your needs and budget.

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Topics: X-Ray, Imaging Equipment Rental

3 Basic Tips For Ordering Medical Imaging Parts

Posted by Aly Boggs-Smitley

Mar 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM

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You think to yourself, "Today's going to be a good day". Your biomed ordered the part they needed to fix your mammography system, it arrived bright and early, and you figure everything will be repaired by noon and you'll still have a chance of catching the matinee of that new Marvel movie (no shame- we watch 'em too).

As you approach the mammo unit, you smile at the techs. You pat your biomed on the back. But wait, the part they're holding looks a little different than the one inside the machine. Uh oh. As all of the heat in your body rises to your face, you realize this is not the correct part at all. How did this happen, and how can you make sure it won't happen again?

We hate to see delays in system repairs almost as much as you do. To minimize ordering mistakes and maximize the chances of getting the absolutely correct part, here are a few basic tips to keep in mind when you contact a vendor for medical imaging parts.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts

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