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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

How Much Does A C-Arm Table Cost?

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Oct 26, 2018 2:03:00 PM

Succinctly: new c-arm tables range in price from $6,000 to $45,000. Now, while you’re probably thrilled to get your answer up front, you’re probably also left wondering if there’s anything we can do to help you better understand why the price range is so enormous. Succinctly: there is.

The best guide for how much you should expect to pay for a new or used C-arm table is the number of movements the table is capable of.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

How To Tell If Your CT Tube Is About To Fail

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Oct 25, 2018 1:27:00 PM

Signs of CT Tube Failure

At the heart of every CT scanner is its X-ray tube. More so than any other component, keeping careful tabs on the functioning of the CT tube can mitigate the cost of owning and operating a CT system. Unfortunately, some people only start thinking about the remaining lifespan of their X-ray tube after the system has been installed and in use for several years. This can mean that some damage has already been done.

On the bright side, there are early warning signs that CT users can watch out for to identify when CT tube help is needed. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

Seven Essential Elements of a Quality Imaging Service Contract Provider

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Oct 24, 2018 2:00:48 PM

Service Seven Things

We’ve been in the medical imaging equipment service industry for a while, and we’ve seen what works in a service contract- along with a fair amount of what doesn’t. To make sure you don’t end up with the latter, we want to share seven things we think you'll have when you choose to purchase coverage from a quality provider. Be sure to look for them when you begin vetting your prospects.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service

GE Lightspeed VCT 64 vs. Siemens Sensation 64

Posted by Jeremy Block

Oct 19, 2018 12:44:00 PM

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When people hit the market for a 64-slice CT scanner, the GE VCT and the Siemens Sensation are two models that are likely to be "first pagers" on that initial Google search. While these models aren't that hard to find, what can be much harder is deciphering how they stack up side-by-side. They're both 64-slice scanners, with high-end features and upgrade options, from well-respected, leading manufacturers- and they fall in the same ballpark price bracket. So how do you choose?

Below are a few considerations from both the hardware/features side of things and the ownership experience that will help as you narrow down your 64-slice CT scanner options.

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Topics: CT Scanner

How Much Does It Cost to Upgrade a GE MRI?

Posted by Steve Rentz

Oct 18, 2018 4:01:53 PM

GE MRI Upgrades

If your imaging facility uses a GE MRI machine with a CXK4 magnet, there's a good chance a field upgrade can improve your MRI without replacing it, and save you a significant amount of cost along the way.

For years, all the systems in GE's MRI line were built around the CXK4. This is true of every GE MRI model from the LX to the Optima 440. Therein lies the key to stepping up the capabilities of your MRI system without replacing the gantry; improving software and electronics with revisions and components that work with your gantry, table, and existing coils.

Back to the title question: How much do these upgrades cost? Let's get to it!

 

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Topics: MRI

    
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