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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

C-Arm Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Stephen Loomis

Mar 28, 2018 4:36:00 PM

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Whether you're a veteran, a rookie, or still shopping for the best system, if you plan to use a C-arm, another thing you have to plan for is how you're going to keep it up and running as consistently as possible. For maximum uptime, you'll need to arrange a service agreement. But how much should you expect to spend for that agreement? We're here to help you build a realistic budget by revealing some average price ranges you’re likely to find as you shop around for C-arm service coverage (see the table at the end).

Before we get to the numbers, we want to explain what is considered when service contract quotes are being built. This is important because what you will actually pay for service depends on these factors. 

Need C-arm service now? Click here to tell us how we can help!

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

Upgrade Your GE MRI Machine Without Replacing It

Posted by Richard Hummel

Mar 26, 2018 11:09:49 AM

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Competitive pressure in the world of MRI is at an all-time high. Reimbursements aren’t getting any better, yet the market demands high-quality images and efficient throughput. Not just any old magnet will do either. Most insurance payers require MRI scanners to be accredited through the American College of Radiology (ACR), which maintains strict guidelines for image quality. For most facilities, the days of "prestige buying" are long gone, and new value-based purchasing initiatives have patients shopping MRI providers from a much more holistic perspective than simply seeking the latest and greatest from the top OEMs.

Amid the pressure, however, there is some good news for facilities that own and operate GE MRI scanners: You may be able to upgrade your MRI capabilities without having to purchase an entirely new scanner. Below, we'll share with you how your GE MRI system could be upgraded to improve quality and meet demand with lower costs and less downtime.

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Topics: MRI

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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Can't Find a Siemens Verio? Try the Siemens TIM Trio 3T

Posted by Steve Rentz

Mar 16, 2018 3:00:27 PM

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Pre-owned Imaging equipment, kind of like life, carries with it a simple truth: you can have the "latest and greatest" or you can have a low capital investment, but you can’t have both. Sure, there are exceptions, and you can get lucky some of the time, but on balance, when you want the most current stuff out there, (and coincidentally the most rare, most expensive to service, and hardest to find parts for) you’ll have to be ready to pay for it. 

The Siemens Verio is a good example of this. They're very nice 3T systems with a 70cm bore – some say among the best MRI scanners ever made- and they're very difficult to locate and purchase on the secondary market, because most folks are happy to hold onto them. Simply put, once you are in this "rare air" of MRI technology, there isn’t much to upgrade to. Do they slip out onto the market occasionally? Of course, but as a company that deals in MRI every day, we buy and sell perhaps one Verio a year.

If you've been scouring the market for a Verio and either haven't found one, or haven't found one you can afford, we have an alternative that could be a good solution for you. If you can work with a 60cm bore, I’d like to give you a few reasons why you might consider choosing a Siemens TIM Trio 3T over the Verio. I’ve done this with the help of my good friend Mazin Faour at Variware. Keep reading for all the details!

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X-Ray Machine Cost Price Guide [2018 Update]

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Mar 15, 2018 3:15:00 PM

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In many cases across the medical field, the X-ray machine is the most basic imaging system in a facility. Even so, acquiring the fundamentals constitutes a major capital outlay.This is precisely why it pays to be aware of all the options.

The following video shares current average costs for several options that have proven to be popular among the thousands of imaging centers and hospitals we work with each year. From systems that left the factory with digital capabilities to analog machines updated with digital detectors, the market can accommodate a far broader range of budgetary needs than you might think.

Want to keep your X-ray machine but add a digital detector panel? Click here to see DR panel pricing.

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Topics: X-ray, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

    
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