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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

What Should I Look to Include When Purchasing an MRI?

Posted by Josh Block

Apr 17, 2019 2:35:00 PM

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When you make an MRI purchase, it’s not often that the MRI scanner itself is the only thing you’re paying for. Because of that, we looked back at our experiences partnering with imaging facilities around the world to help you ensure you’re getting everything you’ll really need.  

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI, Imaging Equipment Project Management

Incoterms: Rules for Moving a Medical Device

Posted by Micah Plimpton

Apr 17, 2019 12:47:48 PM

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Moving a medical imaging device can be a big undertaking, both logistically and in terms of paperwork and regulatory compliance. Fortunately, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has provided some rules, known as Incoterms, to help. When used properly, Incoterms facilitate smooth transactions between trade partners. Below, we’ll share the Incoterms most relevant to imaging equipment transactions in more detail and discuss how they help buyers and sellers get equipment where it needs to go, safely.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Imaging Equipment Project Management

The Best Cath System for an Office-Based Lab

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Apr 16, 2019 4:55:00 PM

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When looking to purchase a cath lab for your office-based lab (OBL) facility there are a lot of considerations that come into play, but, first and foremost, is the system you choose to install. This can be one of the largest capital purchases for the facility, so it’s important to choose a system that will not only perform the needed studies, but also fit into your budgetary “sweet spot” to provide the best return on investment possible. With that in mind, how do we determine the best cath lab for your OBL?

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Topics: Cath/Angio

Cath/Angio Lab Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Apr 12, 2019 10:12:30 AM

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Whether you've made your pick or are still shopping for the best cath/angio system, to keep it running at maximum uptime, you'll need to get yourself a service agreement. But how much should you expect to pay for that agreement? We want to help you budget for service with some average pricing numbers you’re likely to find as you shop around (see the table at the end). Before we share those numbers though, we want to explain some of the factors that will affect the price your service provider quotes you. The more you know about these details, the more accurate your expectations and your budget will be.

Still shopping systems? Browse our cath lab inventory here.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Service

Open MRI Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Apr 10, 2019 10:37:41 AM

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When you begin budgeting for a major equipment project, don't make the classic mistake of forgetting about ongoing service. A good plan for equipment upkeep is every bit as important to ROI as any bell and/or whistle feature you might be considering. As the title of this article suggests, we'll be focusing on service budgets for open MRI specifically but, before we get into the numbers, we'll walk you through the factors that service providers look at when they determine pricing. Being aware of these will help you manage your expectations and streamline the service shopping process.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

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