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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

MRI Comparison: GE MR 450W vs. GE EXCITE HDXT

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jan 29, 2019 9:40:00 AM

450w-vs-HDXT

Amid the slew of MRI options available to buyers on the secondary market, one is all but certain to come across a number of models from industry juggernaut, GE. Used/refurbished GE MRI systems occupy a spectrum of vintages, configurations, technology, and prices. So, to help MRI buyers better understand what their options are, we've decided to compare two systems that live in neighboring areas of the spectrum: the GE EXCITE HDXT and the GE MR 450W. Keep reading to see what's different, and where each of these models shines.

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Topics: MRI, Buying Imaging Equipment

How Much Does it Cost to Lease a Philips Brilliance 64?

Posted by Paul Crawford

Jan 25, 2019 4:19:00 PM

Brilliance-64-Lease

You know you need to upgrade your facility with a refurbished CT scanner and you’ve decided to purchase a Philips Brilliance 64-slice. The question now becomes how to best leverage your financing to maintain a positive cash flow while you pay for the scanner.

We understand that it’s not always feasible to drop a large chunk of money into a single piece of equipment all at once. That’s why we'd like to point out a financing option that can help you align your business plans with your medical imaging needs. The income from your Philips Brilliance 64-slice won’t come in all at once, so why should your expenses go out all at once?

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Financing

How Much Does It Cost to Lease a Siemens Sensation 64?

Posted by Paul Crawford

Jan 16, 2019 12:30:00 PM

Sensation-64-lease-cost

If you're reading this blog post, you already know 3 things:

1. You need to upgrade your facility's equipment

2. You can accomplish this much more affordably with a refurbished CT scanner

3. One of the systems that can best meet your CT needs is a Siemens Sensation 64-slice

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Financing

Used and Refurbished C-Arms: How Important Is System Age?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Nov 21, 2018 9:45:00 AM

C-Arm System Age

One of the first questions we’re asked when we propose a used or refurbished C-arm to a customer is, “What year was it made?” This is a logical question to ask; a question one asks almost any time they buy something used. In the case of used C-arms, there are several reasons this information seems important, but simply knowing the date of manufacture (DOM) of a system can be deceiving.

The following are a few better ways to find out what you really want to know about used and refurbished C-arms.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

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

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