Buy & Sell Now

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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 Price Cost Guide

Posted by Kacy Cooper

Jan 19, 2018 1:13:00 PM

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A mini C-arm is a great way to get an image of a hand or foot without taking up all the space of a full-size C. Beyond that, a refurbished mini C-arm is 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 the question we'll be answering today.

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

OEC 9800 Handswitch & Footswitch Troubleshooting Basics

Posted by Chad Seelye

Jan 18, 2018 3:20:00 PM

The X-ray handswitch and footswitch on your OEC 9800 are subject to a lot of wear and tear: being dropped, getting stomped on, having their cables run over. There's a pretty good chance that, over the lifetime of your C-arm, you'll have a malfunction from one or the other at least once.

Some of these problems can be diagnosed and repaired. Others, might simply require a total replacement. The video below will give you a brief overview of what proper functionality looks like, what some common problems with hand/footswitches are, and where you should look to find the causes of these problems.

Need an OEC 9800 hand or footswitch now? Grab your part number below and click here to order!

 

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

Orthoscan FD Digital Mini C-Arm Review: Is It Right for You?

Posted by Gary Dodge

Jan 17, 2018 3:33:27 PM

Orthoscan FD Mini C.jpgAhead of even some full-size C-arm manufacturers, Orthoscan has been leading the way in flat detector (FD) C-arm technology for the better part of a decade with their digital mini C-arm product, the Orthoscan FD. For surgeons operating on extremities, veterinary surgeons, researchers, and medical education facilities, mini C-arm machines are an immensely valuable tool. In light of the many ways mini C-arms can serve, and in light of the increased emergence of Orthoscan FD minis on the secondary market, some specialists are wondering if now is the time to invest in upgrading their equipment stables to include one. To help you decide if an Orthoscan FD is a good fit for your facility, we'll go over the pros and cons of purchasing one below.

Want to learn more about Orthoscan FD? Click here to ask questions or get a quote.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

How to Change Batteries on an OEC 9800 or 9900 C-Arm

Posted by Jordan Clark

Dec 5, 2017 10:40:00 AM

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As anyone who owns a cellphone can tell you: batteries don't last forever! Even rechargeable batteries, like the ones in an OEC 9800 or 9900 C-arm, have a shelf life that will one day run out and leave a device powerless.

Fortunately, these batteries generally last quite a while. On top of this, the system will warn you that it's not charging correctly with a "charger fail" error message on the C-arm's readout. However, if your site's number has come up and your batteries have bitten the dust altogether, we've got a video that just might be some news you can use.

Watch the video below to learn how to change the batteries on an OEC 9800 or 9900 C-arm. Please note: the procedures demonstrated in this video should be performed by engineering or biomedical personnel.

Need OEC batteries now? Click here to get them on their way!

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm, Medical Imaging Service Training

How to Find the Software Version on Your OEC 9800, 8800, 6800, or 2800

Posted by Gary Strpko

Nov 29, 2017 8:45:00 AM

If you use an OEC C-arm or urology suite, the time may come when you need to know your system's software version for service purposes or, if you intend to sell your system, to tell a prospective buyer essential details about the equipment. 

If you've never looked it up before, it's very easy to do. There are three simple steps below to find out which software version is installed on your 9800, 8800, 6800, or 2800 system. For brevity's sake, we'll refer to these systems collectively as, "X800".

Need OEC service now? Click here to contact our service team.

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Topics: Selling Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

    

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