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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

OEC 9800 vs. Genoray Zen-7000

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jul 18, 2018 2:15:00 PM

OEC 9800 versus Genoray Zen-7000

The OEC 9800 is a stalwart, go-to C-arm system in thousands of hospitals and clinics, and if you look into the C-arm marketplace for even a minute, refurbished 9800s will be one of the first few systems you see. Of course, the notoriety of an established system doesn't mean that relative newcomers don't have anything to offer your facility. This is precisely why we'd like to share more with you about a model that has found its way onto the secondary market in more recent years: Genoray's Zen-7000.

Watch the brief video clip below to see how the OEC 9800 and the Genoray Zen-7000 stack up in terms of features, performance, and user experience.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, 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

What's Next for Discovery DEXA Service and Support?

Posted by Jason Block

Jun 28, 2018 12:03:00 PM

Hologic Discovery DEXA Service

If you've been conducting bone density scans for a while, you know about how long you can expect a model to be around before the manufacturer begins weaning users off it with "end of support" and "end of life" (EOL) declarations. In the case of Hologic, you've seen the QDR 4000, QDR 4500, Delphi, and Explorer all go the way of the dodo in just the last ten years. If any of you are counting, the Discovery series has been around for fourteen years- and Hologic already declared in 2017 that they no longer support Discovery computers running Windows XP.

We don't bring up the Discovery's age because we want you to fret over your "oldie but a goodie" DEXA scanner. Instead, we want to reassure you that whether the product line is declared EOL next year, the year after, or 2025, you won't need to ditch your Discovery right away, a brand-new scanner won't be required, and the OEM won't be your only option for ongoing parts or support.

We're going to share with you why a Hologic Discovery DEXA scanner will continue to be a viable model for years to come, and how Hologic's eventual EOL declaration for the product line might even save you some money.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Bone Densitometer

Questions to Ask BEFORE You Buy a Used CT Scanner

Posted by Paul Crawford

Jun 25, 2018 12:46:00 PM

ask before you buy CT

Have you ever heard the famous song lyrics, “My mama told me, ‘You’d better shop around’”? That’s good advice, but what if you walked into the nearest mall with no clue what you were intending to buy? You could end up walking in circles long enough to triple the stock on bunion pads. Not knowing what you’re after before you hit the market can be a marathon exercise in time-wasting.

With so many manufacturers, models, software packages, and price points, it’s important to figure out what you really need BEFORE you start shopping seriously in the used CT scanner market.

Below are some questions you should ask your doctors and imaging techs. Having these answered in advance will help narrow the field and target your search for the right CT scanner more productively.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner

Why GE Lightspeed, Brightspeed, and Optima CT?

Posted by Paul Crawford

Jun 21, 2018 4:35:00 PM

Why GE CT Header

When it comes to CT scanner systems, no other manufacturer has enjoyed the same multi-generational success and popularity as GE. Their Lightspeed, Brightspeed, and Optima scanners have an exceptionally wide install base in hospitals and clinics all over the world. All this success begs the questions: Why do so many imaging facilities choose GE CT?


In the video clip below, we'll share three big reasons why GE CT scanners are more common in hospitals and clinics than scanners from any other manufacturer.


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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner

    
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