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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

Toshiba Aquilion 64 Lease Price Guide

Posted by Paul Crawford

Nov 20, 2018 9:50:00 AM

Aquilion 64 Lease

If you've been scanning at a lower slice count, a 64-slice CT represents a powerful step forward for your capabilities. Among the models you're likely to encounter as you begin considering the best 64-slice CT for you is Toshiba's Aquilion 64.

Like many of its contemporaries, the Aquilion offers improvements in image quality, dose reduction, and general workflow. Of course, along with these advantages comes a higher cost that, for some, may be a touch difficult to pay in a lump sum. In situations like these, leasing options from a refurbished equipment vendor can help make it happen. Here's a look at our most popular lease program.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Financing, CT Scanner

7 Reasons to Upgrade Your GE Excite

Posted by Richard Hummel

Nov 16, 2018 3:45:00 PM

GE Excite Upgrades

Among major MRI manufacturers, GE has one of the largest install bases in the US. Within that install base, the Excite has been quite a popular model. However, systems like the Excite are aging, causing many to begin considering their options for replacement.

But while the Excite is aging, imaging facilities are feeling the pinch between advancing their MRI technology to better serve patients and operating within tightening budget constraints. To help meet both of those needs, we suggest considering a field upgrade to the 15x, 16x, or 23x platform level. To qualify that suggestion, we'll share seven benefits you can reap when you choose an Excite upgrade over replacement.

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Topics: MRI

How Much Does It Cost to Lease a GE VCT 64?

Posted by Paul Crawford

Nov 15, 2018 3:30:00 PM

VCT 64 Lease Payments 2018

People come to us when they want to upgrade their CT scanner AND save money over the cost of brand new equipment. However, even at refurbished CT prices, later-model scanners like the GE VCT 64-slice can represent a hefty sum to pay all at once. No worries: many refurbished imaging systems, including the VCT 64, are available through a variety of financing options that can make your initial costs far more manageable.

We'll break down our most popular CT lease option below, and fill you in on the typical monthly lease payments for a GE VCT 64 under the plan. 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Financing

The Imaging Equipment Service Risk Spectrum: Where Do You Fall?

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Nov 14, 2018 4:50:48 PM

Service Risk Appetite

Any facility that uses medical imaging equipment has to determine their own appetite for risk when it comes to system maintenance. Some prefer more expensive, comprehensive coverage that provides a plan for all contingencies. Others are willing to assume the majority of their equipment risk and manage their maintenance and its costs as they are needed. Still others choose a service arrangement somewhere in the middle, with coverage that balances cost with peace of mind. The question is, what concerns you more: paying for coverage benefits you may not have to use, or having to cover 100% of the cost of a major part and/or emergency repair?

Wherever you and the team at your facility may fall on this risk appetite spectrum, there are flexible service offerings available to you from independent service organizations (ISO). To help you gain a better understanding of the options you have on the ISO market, we'll share the service programs Block Imaging offers as an example below.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service

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

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