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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

Power Requirements for Mobile Diagnostic Imaging Equipment

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Sep 18, 2018 9:20:00 AM

CT Trailer Power

Some of the most common questions we get from people looking for mobile equipment rentals are, "What kind of power does the system need?" and, "Where are the ethernet connections for internet and phone?" If you're about to embark on the search for your next mobile imaging solution and one (or both) of these questions crossed your mind, we've put together the short video below to get you the answer. Not every trailer is designed exactly the same, and the trailer in the video contains a CT scanner, but most trailers have a similar design to what you'll see here, regardless of manufacturer or which equipment modality is inside.

Click on the video below to see what kind of power connection a mobile trailer needs and where the ethernet connections on a mobile trailer are typically located. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI, Cath/Angio, PET/CT, Imaging Equipment Rental, CT Scanner

Product Overview: Siemens Axiom Artis Interventional Lab

Posted by Jeremy Block

Sep 14, 2018 12:40:00 PM

The Axiom Artis is one of the most prevalent product lines from Siemens in the interventional radiology category. One thing you’ll notice as you begin to look for information on the Axiom Artis is how many varieties it comes in: floor- mounted vs. ceiling-mounted vs. a combination of both, image intensifiers vs. detectors, single-plane vs. bi-plane. On top of that, there are numerous software configurations which will determine the kinds of studies each system is equipped to accommodate.

To denote the configuration of each system, Siemens has developed a "code" consisting of eight letters. With so many feature combinations, however, the code leaves you with a lot of acronyms and, perhaps, less clarity than the folks at Siemens might have hoped. We’ve decoded the acronyms below to assist anyone perusing Siemens interventional suites to better understand which system is the right fit.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

3 Reasons Why Block Imaging Is the Best Partner for Your Imaging Equipment Sale

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Sep 13, 2018 2:15:40 PM

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Selling your used imaging system can be an enormous help in offsetting the cost of an equipment upgrade. How much of a help depends on how much value you can get out of your system, which depends on what prospective buyers are willing to offer you.

Not all buyers will make you the same offer- not all of them will even make you a fair offer- but there are those who can bring what the market demands to the table, plus other added value.

The clip below will share with you three ways Block Imaging offers value when you sell your medical imaging equipment- whether you sell to us or not!

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Topics: Selling Imaging Equipment

Siemens MRI, GE CT: Top Picks for Mobile Imaging

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Sep 11, 2018 1:41:01 PM

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When the time comes to outfit a new unit in our mobile imaging fleet we have brand preferences for MRI and CT. It's not because equipment from other brands can't be installed in a trailer, and it's not because equipment from our preferred brands is unilaterally "better" than others. There are, however, a handful of qualities that give them an advantage in mobile settings. 

Below, we'll break down the reasons we prefer Siemens equipment for MRI trailers and GE equipment for CT trailers and why they mean a better experience for the imaging facilities that rent them. 

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Topics: CT Scanner, MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental

Three Reasons to Consider Siemens' TIM Trio 3T

Posted by Steve Rentz

Sep 6, 2018 4:49:00 PM

TIM Trio 3T Three Reasons

Sure, the technicians and doctors at every imaging facility would love to have their top pick among the "latest and greatest" for MRI equipment- and when it comes to 3T MRI, the Siemens Verio and Siemens Skyra are two systems that come to mind. The reality though, is that most places don't have the budgetary freedom to simply order their dream system. Fortunately, the secondary market can offer these facilities a more affordable alternative that will give them comparable performance.


Check out the short clip below to see three reasons why the Siemens TIM Trio 3T might be a good way for your facility to balance cost and technology.

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Topics: MRI, Buying Imaging Equipment

    
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