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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

Mini C-Arm vs Full Size C-Arm vs Compact C-Arm

Posted by Josh Block

Sep 23, 2016 3:45:00 PM

Beyond the obvious difference in size, there are several other key differences between mini C-arm, full size C-arm and compact C-arm systems. Just like Goldilocks' three bears and their beds, chairs, and porridge, there’s a C-Arm that's just right for everyone.

The following video details the differentiating factors and advantages of each C-arm type. We've also listed out some of the most popular C-Arm machine options from top manufacturers for each category below. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Solutions, C-Arm

Sony 900 Series Printers Compared

Posted by Kylie Dishaw

Sep 15, 2016 4:23:10 PM

Even in our increasingly paperless world, there are still plenty of facilities looking for reliable, convenient-to-use printers for their C-arm and ultrasound systems for plenty of reasons. Whether you're sending shots of babies home with expecting mothers or storing hard copies of fluoro studies for auditing purposes, something from the Sony 900 series is a solid choice. With five models in the product line, though, which one should you choose?

We can't make the pick for you, but we will bring more clarity to the decision by breaking down the similarities and differences of the five models in Sony's 900 series printers.

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Topics: C-Arm, Ultrasound

Mini C-Arm Price Cost Guide

Posted by Kacy Cooper

Sep 9, 2016 10:40:00 AM

This one is for all the extremity specialists out there.

A mini C-arm is obviously a great way to get an image of a hand or foot without taking up all the space of a full-size C, and a refurbished mini C-arm is definitely a great way to save substantially over the cost of a new one, but where exactly does a mini C-arm fall on the cost spectrum? That's exactly the question we'll be tackling today.

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Topics: C-Arm, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

3 Ways to Brighten the Image on Your OEC 9800

Posted by Kacy Cooper

Aug 19, 2016 1:30:00 PM

When you're working with your OEC 9800 day-in and day-out to serve a busy schedule of patients, you can use convenience, expeditiousness, and accommodation of your personal preferences anywhere you can find them.

Fortunately, the design of the 9800 allows for all of these in a variety of ways- notably, when you want to see your live fluoro or last image with greater brightness.

The following are three ways you can brighten an image on the 9800.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

C-Arm Shipment: What to Expect

Posted by Kylie Dishaw

Aug 11, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Having moved hundreds of pieces of medical imaging equipment all over the world, our project management (PM) team has strived through the years to overcome many obstacles. For C-arms, the job can frequently be perceived as simple... I mean, it’s only two pieces of machinery right? Well, unfortunately, as we've said around the office before “FedEx doesn't make a C-arm sized envelope”.

To help you manage your expectations for the transport of your future C-arm equipment, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about shipping when you purchase, lease, or rent a C-arm from Block Imaging.

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Project Management

Siemens Arcadis Avantic Features Overview [VIDEO]

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Aug 5, 2016 3:05:46 PM

Pain management, sports medicine, urology, and a variety of other specialties rely on C-arm imaging to accomplish patient diagnosis and treatment. But when you're in the market for equipment, sorting through all the options for your best fit can be a lot of work. Fortunately, if one of the systems that's caught your eye happens to be the Siemens Arcadis Avantic, we've got just the thing to help you out.

Watch the video below for a quick look at some of the key features that set Siemens' Arcadis Avantic apart from other leading C-arm systems.

• Image intensifier size

• Image storage capacity

• Generator power

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Topics: C-Arm

C-Arm Cost Price Guide [2016 Update]

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Aug 2, 2016 10:00:00 AM

See the video below for a simple breakdown of cost and price information for popular c-arm models from leading manufacturers, including:

    • OEC C-Arms
    • Siemens C-Arms
    • Philips C-Arms
    • Ziehm C-Arms
    • Fluoroscan C-Arms




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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

OEC 9800 vs. OEC 8800: Tube Power Comparison

Posted by Gary Dodge

Jul 22, 2016 3:55:51 PM

The OEC 9800 features a rotating anode tube. By rotating the anode, this tube type disperses the heat created by generating X-ray evenly around the circumference of the entire anode, allowing the C-arm to take longer exposures at higher doses. If you intend to work with a high volume of patients or to specialize in applications like vascular or bariatrics where the power demands will be higher, a rotating anode is a must.

The OEC 8800 has a stationary anode. All of the heat coming from the cathode lands on the same portion of the anode surface. If used too hard, this can lead to a decline in tube efficiency and eventual failure much sooner than a user might experience with a rotating anode tube. That siad, this tube style works just fine for shorter, low-dose studies. It is also less expensive and smaller, allowing the 8800 to have a smaller footprint overall. If your specialty is more along the lines of sports medicine or pain management, a stationary anode will be sufficient for your needs.

Watch the clip below to see an image comparison test of the OEC 9800 rotating anode tube vs. the OEC 8800 stationary anode tube taking short exposures.

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Topics: C-Arm

C-Arm Site Planning: What Size Room Do I Need?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Jul 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Because Block Imaging has installed so many refurbished C-arms, we have also been privy to the aches, pains, and woes of buying too much C-arm for the room you had planned on putting it in. To help prevent all of that, we have taken the liberty of compiling the ballpark dimensions of a typical full-sized C-arm machine and the tables that so frequently go with them.

Much of what you’ll read is based on the measurements of an OEC 9800 with a 9” image intensifier but, given the model’s ubiquity, the specifications should be a great place to start in figuring the space needed for a number of models.

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Project Management

OEC 9800 Super-C C-arm: What's So Super?

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Jun 24, 2016 1:27:02 PM

The OEC 9800 Super-C is a common and popular option on the refurbished C-arm market, but when first-time C-arm buyers come across it in our inventory, they often ask, "What exactly is so 'super' about this thing?"

Well, in most cases, “super” means a little something more, something extra above and beyond the average; “Super-sizing” gets you more fries, the “Super Soaker” shoots a few feet further than your everyday water pistol.

In the case of OEC C-arms, “Super-C” means a little more C. We'll tell you exactly what the differences are and what they mean for users.

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

    

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