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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

Hologic DEXA HV Tank Troubleshooting

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Jan 5, 2018 3:00:27 PM


Is your Hologic DEXA machine locking up, tripping breakers, or showing streaks and lines in your scanning field? If any of these problems are happening regularly at your facility, your system might have a failing high voltage (HV) tank. The high voltage tank is a major component of your DEXA system, and its failure can cause downtime in your patient schedule. Fortunately, these tanks are readily available on the secondary market and, with a few troubleshooting steps, you can determine if yours is suspect. We'll share below what you should look for to determine if your Hologic DEXA HV tank is on its way to failure.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts, Bone Densitometer, Medical Imaging Service Training

DEXA Body Composition Scanning: Missed Potential for Patients and Imaging Centers?

Posted by Jason Block

Oct 20, 2017 11:48:00 AM

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One of the main goals of the medical profession is to improve patient health in as many ways as possible with the equipment at hand. Sometimes though, it can be easy to overlook some of the potential applications of our equipment and, thereby, miss out on the potential benefits. One such case is using bone density scanners (aka dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry or, DEXA scanners) to measure body composition.

We won't say that nobody is using this tool, its use has actually been on the rise, but we will say that it is still, in many cases, an underused option on DEXA scanners that can help guide patients to healthier lifestyle decisions and imaging facilities to untapped value-adding opportunities. Below, we'll discuss why DEXA body comp is overlooked and which health professionals stand to gain the most by unlocking its potential.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Bone Densitometer

Used DEXA Scanner Prices: Private Listings vs. Third-Party Resellers

Posted by Jason Block

Jul 12, 2017 3:47:00 PM

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When you hit the market for a used DEXA scanner, it won't take you too long to find that facilities listing their own units for sale sometimes offer them for significantly lower prices than third-party resellers. At first glance, this can seem like a compelling selling point- one that might have you leaning toward a private lister. With a closer look, however, the reasons for the price disparity become clear, as does the overall added value of working with a third-party reseller.

In the video below, we'll guide you through what you typically get when you purchase a DEXA scanner from a private listing compared to what you typically get when you purchase from a third-party reseller.



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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Bone Densitometer

Your Used Hologic or GE Lunar Bone Densitometer is Worth...

Posted by Jason Block

Jun 15, 2017 12:30:00 PM

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When it comes to women’s health and bone densitometers, GE and Hologic are without a doubt the dominant players. If you have one in your facility and are looking to upgrade, there may be a significant chunk of cash value in it- or at least a chance to have it removed at no cost.

These opportunities are why we've put together a video guide to help you learn what your used bone densitometer model is typically worth in today's secondary market. After the video, read on for some selling tips that can help you maximize your system's value when you're ready to sell.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Valuations, Bone Densitometer

QA Block vs. Spine Phantom for GE Lunar DEXA

Posted by Vikki Dipple

Jun 7, 2017 1:16:06 PM

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All Lunar DEXA scanners come with (or should come with) two phantoms for system testing and calibration: a QA (quality assurance) block, and a spine phantom. Both of these tools are used in measuring the accuracy and performance of your scanner. This ensures the best possible calibration and highest accuracy in patient results.

While both tools are part of the OEM-recommended quality assurance process, the QA block and the spine phantom have separate uses and separate recommended testing frequencies. Additionally, not all Lunar DEXA phantoms are interchangeable among the various models in their bone densitometry product line. To give you more clarity on these important bone density accessories, we'll break down which phantom should be used at which time and which phantom part numbers are intended to work with each model in the Lunar product line.


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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Bone Densitometer

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