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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

The Future of OEC 9800 Upgrades: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Dec 5, 2018 3:40:00 PM

OEC 9800 Detector Upgrade

The OEC 9800 is, without a doubt, the most popular C-arm of all time. It's a workhorse, parts and service are easy to find, and doctors and techs everywhere have a great deal of familiarity with using it. However, C-arm technology has changed quite a bit since the 9800's inception, leaving some users wishing they could keep what they love about their 9800 while taking advantage of some the advancements of the last few years- namely flat panel detectors.

For those users wishing their OEC 9800 had a flat panel digital detector, it looks like your moment has arrived! Upgrades for the 9800 are fresh out of FDA 510 k approval and we have the scoop on everything you need to know about them. Keep reading to find out the pros, cons, and costs of upgrading your OEC 9800 with a flat panel detector.

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Topics: C-Arm

How to Prepare Your Site for a Mobile CT Rental

Posted by Josh Block

Nov 30, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Mobile CT Site Prep

As you work with a provider to arrange your mobile CT rental, site readiness should (hopefully) be a significant part of your conversation. Getting a mobile system up and running on your grounds isn't a "plug-and-play" kind of proposition. There are a handful of things that need to be in place to accommodate the equipment that will be delivered to your doorstep.

If your provider hasn't answered all your questions about what a mobile-ready site looks like, we're here to clear things up with a short list of requirements. Take a look at the steps below to make sure you have the proper position, personnel, power, and more for a successful mobile CT hook up.

Need a mobile CT now? Click here to request one.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Rental, CT Scanner

Do Mobile Imaging Rentals Come with Service Coverage?

Posted by Mackenzie Dryer

Nov 29, 2018 10:35:00 AM

Mobile Imaging Service

When people contact us to discuss renting mobile MRI, CT, or PET/CT systems, one of the first questions they ask- after "How much does a mobile rental cost?"- is whether or not a rental includes service and, if so, what they can expect from that coverage. The answer to the front half of that question is generally yes. When you rent an imaging system, most rental providers (like Block Imaging) include service coverage throughout your rental term. 

What you can expect from your rental service coverage, however, looks a little different from provider to provider. To give you an idea of what types of service features might be included in a mobile imaging rental agreement, we'll break down what's provided when you rent from Block Imaging as an example. We'll also cover a few things you can expect from the experience.

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Topics: Mobile Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Service

How Much Does It Cost to Lease a GE Lightspeed 16?

Posted by Paul Crawford

Nov 27, 2018 5:05:00 PM

Lightspeed 16 Lease Payments

If you're in the market for a refurbished 16-slice CT scanner, chances are you've come across the GE Lightspeed 16. This is a bread-and-butter, workhorse system that we here at Block have written about before. We covered the system's features and explained why it's so popular in other blogs, so we'll cut to the chase on the question that brought you to this blog today: "How much does it cost to lease a GE Lightspeed 16?"

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Financing

Used and Refurbished C-Arms: How Important Is System Age?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Nov 21, 2018 9:45:00 AM

C-Arm System Age

One of the first questions we’re asked when we propose a used or refurbished C-arm to a customer is, “What year was it made?” This is a logical question to ask; a question one asks almost any time they buy something used. In the case of used C-arms, there are several reasons this information seems important, but simply knowing the date of manufacture (DOM) of a system can be deceiving.

The following are a few better ways to find out what you really want to know about used and refurbished C-arms.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

    
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