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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.

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Top MRI Articles of 2015

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jan 14, 2016 1:21:06 PM

:: 2 minute read ::


2015 was another great year for our team in blogging about all varieties of medical imaging equipment. This was especially true for content focused on MRI equipment, parts, service, and project planning.

To highlight the year's crop of MRI articles, we've selected our ten best from topics that cover the whole lifespan of an MRI system.

System Selection

Hitachi Airis Elite vs. GE Ovation: Open MRI Compared: If you're considering an open MRI scanner, this article can shed some light on the tough decision between two of the leading models.

Top MRI Manufacturers Compared: Choosing the Best for Your Needs: Most MRI manufacturers have their own seperate strengths that let them shine over the competition in certain areas. Learn what each brings to the table.

Budgeting for Your MRI Project

How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Mobile MRI?: If you've got a new MRI system inbound, a temporary rental is a great way to maintain your schedule and your referrals while the new equipment gets situated. This article will let you know what you can expect to pay for that rental.

GE EXCITE HDxt 1.5T MRI Lease Price Guide: Sometimes purchasing and renting aren't the best budgetary fit for every project. Use this article as a starting point for seeing the lease options that are available on the market.

GE MRI Scanner Cost Price Info [2015 Update]: GE has a strong presence in the MRI marketplace. Take a look at current average pricing for their most popular MRI models.

MRI Parts and Service

MRI Coil Damage Prevention 101: One of the most common maintenance costs for MRI users is repair or replacement of coils. This piece features tips that will help you reduce wear and tear and prolong the life of your coils so that you can save thousands over the life of your scanner.

Top Four Part Failures for GE 1.5T MRI: Once your MRI is up and running, there are parts on it that will eventually fail and need to be replaced. For those using GE scanners, this article takes a look at the parts most likely to fail and fills you in on replacement cost and who to call.

MRI Cold Heads 101: Your MRI depends on its coldhead to prevent overheating. Read here to learn about coldhead lifespan, common problems, and replacement cost.

MRI Miscellania

How to Prepare for a Mobile MRI Rental: Avoid costly delays! Read and follow these steps to make sure your facility is ready for the delivery and setup of your mobile MRI rental.

MRI Info Video Collection: Top Picks: Not all of these videos are from 2015, but we collected them all in one place last fall for easy browsing of helpful information including: 1.5T vs. 3.0T, closed vs. open, vs. wide bore MRI, top MRI problems and solutions, and current pricing across all major MRI manufacturers.

The Takeaway

Whether the articles in the list above answered all your MRI questions or you still need to know more, there's a wide variety of resources at your disposal for planning the purchase, installation, and maintenance of your MRI scanner. To keep learning, you can check out our past and upcoming MRI articles on the Block Imaging Blog page or, if you're ready to get started with your project, contact our team to tell us what you need to know and how we can help.

Written by Steve Rentz

author of blog post

Steve Rentz is the Product Manager for MRI Scanners at Block Imaging. He is also a husband, father of 3, triathlete, woodworker, and barbecue master. Steve's goal is to earn each customer's trust and business by specifically addressing the needs of their unique project

Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

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