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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

OEC 9800 Flat Screen Monitor Upgrades: Choosing the Best One for You

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Dec 21, 2018 10:15:00 AM

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For the last several years, people have been looking for ways to continue using and even improve upon the ever-popular OEC 9800. We’ve blogged about 9800 monitor upgrades before, but the technology continues to evolve. If you've been considering upgrades to your OEC 9800 display, keep reading to learn more about what's out there now, what you can expect on the horizon, and how to choose the best option for you.

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Topics: C-Arm

GE Innova Cath Labs vs. GE IGS 5 Series Cath Labs

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Dec 19, 2018 3:15:00 PM

GE Innova vs GE IGS Series

More and more, people looking for cath/angio systems ask us about GE's IGS 5 equipment series. They are the latest generation in GE's cath/angio product line, introduced in 2012, and are only just starting to creep onto the secondary market. In light of this gradual emergence, availability of used IGS 520,530, and 540 labs is still quite limited- but that doesn't mean facilities need to wait several more years to get cath lab technology that delivers high-level performance.

GE's previous generation of cath lab equipment, the Innova series, is widely available and shares so many features and components with the IGS 5 that the quality and user experience of choosing either are highly similar. Below, we'll lay out some of the similarities and differences between GE Innova and GE IGS 5 cath/angio labs.

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Topics: Cath/Angio

Siemens Emotion 16 Lease Pricing Guide

Posted by Paul Crawford

Dec 17, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Emotion 16 Lease Payments

So, you've done all the legwork of selecting a great CT scanner- you've read comparisons and reviews, you've downloaded buyer's guides, you've had frank conversations with others in the imaging field, and you've decided that the Siemens Emotion 16 is the scanner you want to pursue. Excellent! 16-slice scanners are standard equipment at many facilities and the Emotion is a system that offers a compact footprint and notable dose reduction features. This is a great pick!

Trouble is... an outright purchase isn't financially feasible at the moment. Don't worry. There are ways of getting the equipment you need without waiting to set aside a lump sum for the full purchase price.

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Three Applications for OrthoScan Mobile DI Mini C-Arms

Posted by Gary Dodge

Dec 14, 2018 3:15:00 PM

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Most of the motivations in shopping for a mini C-arm are related to areas of specialty. There are obvious applications for podiatrists, hand surgeons, and (as with any mobile C-arm) orthopedic studies. However, the flexibility and flat detector of the OrthoScan Mobile DI are opening many more doors for applications that haven't traditionally considered mini C systems.

Below, we'll share with you a few "sweet spot" facilities and/or circumstances that can be well served not only by a mini C-arm, but specifically by the compact and versatile Orthoscan MDI.

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How to Prepare for a Mobile MRI Rental

Posted by Josh Block

Dec 13, 2018 3:45:00 PM

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As with all imaging equipment, your MRI will eventually need to be upgraded or replaced to keep pace with new healthcare demands. If you've been in the field for a while, you're probably well aware of this and may have even been at your facility when the current MRI scanner was installed. If so, you're probably also well aware of the potential need for some extensive renovations.

Undergoing renovations is never fun, but not being able to serve patients or generate revenue is even less fun. So, what's done during construction?  Go mobile!

Ready to look into mobile MRI rental now? Click here to submit a request!

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental

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