So far, 2019 has been a productive year for the Block Imaging team in many ways. One of these is the production of content that imaging end users and engineers can turn to as a reference for better uptime, cost savings, or a deeper understanding of common service products.
To share some of the highlights of the last eight months, we've brought a baker's dozen of our top service articles together in one place for fast reference. No matter what modality you use, there's sure to be something helpful in this list.
2019's Top Imaging Service Blogs (so far)
Imaging Service Coverage
Five Reasons Imaging Service Coverage Is a Win: If you're on the fence about investing in a service agreement for your imaging equipment, these five reasons are worth considering before you make your final decision.
Does My Imaging Service Cover MRI Coils? Not all service providers or service plans make the same provisions for MRI coils. To get a taste of what service companies offer, see this example from the Block Imaging full MRI coverage plan.
Imaging Service Cost
MRI Machine Service Price List: This is a simple list of current average costs for full ISO service coverage on MRI machines from major manufacturers.
C-Arm Service Price List: The pricing info continues here for full-size C-arm users.
CT Scanner Service Price List: Average annual costs to maintain this staple modality with ISO service are found here.
Cath/Angio Lab Service Price List: You guessed it! This is a short list of annual pricing costs for service coverage on interventional radiology systems.
Imaging Service News
The State of the Helium Supply: The helium supply has bee a roller coaster ride for the last several years. See this article for more on where it stands in 2019 and where it's going in 2020 and beyond.
Four Tips to Endure the Helium Shortage: In the midst of a helium shortage, what can be done to stick it out? Use these tips to ease the strain.
What New MITA Standards Mean for Imaging Service: MITA has released standards for third-party companies that provide service for medical imaging systems. Read this article to find out more about what the standards include and what aspects of the service business are still open-ended.
Problems and Solutions
Top Four C-Arm Problems and Solutions: If you own and/or operate a C-arm, you're likely to come across one or more of these problems sometime during your system's life. Here are four ways you can address them and get scanning again.
Common OEC 9800 Errors and How to Address Them: The OEC 9800 is one of the most commonly found C-arms in the field. These are four of the most common errors the model experiences, along with some tips that can help you clear the errors and get back to serving patients.
Top Four MRI Problems and Solutions: We've seen these four issues crop up for MRI users again and again. Here are some tips to help recover from them.
Recover Siemens CT from Fatal Reconstruction Error: Siemens CT users take note! This blog contains step-by-step instructions to troubleshoot and possibly clear your CT's "fatal" error without calling in a field engineer.
If you found these articles helpful, you can find even more in our extensive back catalog of service content. You can get email notifications for new posts by subscribing with the form in the righthand column.
If you have other questions we haven't answered yet, feel free to contact our Service Team. We're here to help you help patients with maximum imaging equipment uptime!