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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

GE MRI Scanner Price Guide

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jul 9, 2018 10:20:00 AM

GE MRI Scanner Price Guide

When it comes time to shop around for the best MRI machine for your facility, GE is one of the big-name OEMs you're going to see on the market immediately. Given their huge popularity and install base, GE MRI machines are extremely common on the secondary market too. 

To help those of you looking to save big with the purchase of a used MRI scanner, our team has compiled a list of current average price ranges for the most frequently-requested GE MRI models available. Check out the short video below to get the list, divided into tiers according to budget.


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Topics: MRI, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

Portable X-Ray Rental: 3 Reasons Why

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jul 6, 2018 10:30:00 AM

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Portable X-ray systems are mainstays at hospitals, urgent care centers, and clinics alike. Many portable models are highly durable, reliable, and long-lasting, making them an asset that retains value for quite some time. Sometimes though, it might not make good economic sense to purchase one outright.

We'll discuss some of the scenarios where purchase might not be a good fit below, and share with you why considering a portable X-ray rental might be better.

Need a rental now? Click here to request a portable X-ray system.

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Topics: X-ray, Imaging Equipment Rental

MRI Coil Damage Prevention 101

Posted by Stephen Loomis

Jul 5, 2018 2:55:00 PM

Proper MRI Coil Handling

When it comes to MRI machines, our service team has dealt with just about any kind of hiccup, setback, or outright failure you can imagine. What you might not imagine is how many of these problems can be traced back to damage caused by mishandling of coils.

The short video below features recommendations for handling MRI coils safely to prevent damage, preserve image quality, and save you and your team the cost and hassle of downtime.

Need MRI coil repair or replacement? Click here to request! 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

OEC C-Arm Power Requirements

Posted by Jordan Schneider

Jul 3, 2018 9:50:00 AM

When we talk to buyers looking into their first C-arm purchase, we're commonly asked questions about the power requirements of the equipment. For a first time buyer, this makes perfect sense- no one wants a significant capital investment to arrive on their doorstep and not be able to use it.

To help clear this question up, we gathered electrical spec for the six most common OEC C-arm systems we offer. Hear about it in the brief video clip below and, for future reference, bookmark this page for the spec chart at the end!

  • OEC 6600
  • OEC 6800
  • OEC 8800
  • OEC 9600
  • OEC 9800
  • OEC 9900
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Topics: C-Arm

OEC 9600 Product Overview

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jun 29, 2018 10:14:22 AM

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Once OEC's flagship model, the OEC 9600 has been succeeded more recently by the 9800 and 9900. But, while the 9600 isn't exactly cutting edge anymore, it's still in fairly wide use. This is due primarily to its workhorse reliability and the wide availability of affordable replacement parts and service engineers who know the model.

Because the OEC 9600 can still be an economical choice for facilities on a budget, we've put together a short overview of the model for newcomers.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment

    
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