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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

C-Arm Rental Do's and Don'ts

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Sep 6, 2017 4:05:00 PM

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With most of the things people rent, the process is relatively simple. There aren't generally a lot of logistics involved in getting a movie out of the RedBox on the corner or checking out a Corolla to get from an airport to a conference center. Renting a C-arm, however, comes with a few unique considerations.

Below, we'll break down the top things to make sure you do- and don't do- once you've decided that a C-arm rental is right for you.

Already know you need a rental? Click here to get started with a rental request!

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Rental

OEC 9800 Parts and Service Costs

Posted by Chad Seelye

Aug 31, 2017 3:55:00 PM

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If you are considering purchasing an OEC 9800 C-arm, one of the biggest questions on your mind (after how much the system costs) is what your potential parts and service costs might be as you maintain your system over the years. That’s an extremely wise thing to wonder about! At some point, even the most carefully used equipment will need to have maintenance or repairs and replacement parts.

Because every C-arm owner's number will come up someday for repairs and replacements, we’ve compiled the following list to help you build parts and service cost expectations for your OEC 9800. Below, find current average prices for the most expensive OEC 9800 parts as well as service coverage at three different levels. 

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

OEC C-arm Laser Aimers: 5 Reasons to Get One

Posted by Chad Seelye

Aug 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Purchasing and operating an OEC C-arm is a sizeable investment; the machine itself, protective gear for the operator, ongoing service, etc. So, when an equipment vendor suggests you purchase an additional accessory for your C-arm, your gut reaction is probably something like, “Thanks, but no thanks!”

We’ve heard that reaction before and we definitely get it. At the same time, there are some good reasons to hold that thought and consider adding an OEC laser aimer to your C-arm. Find five reasons right here:

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

Can I Measure My OEC C-Arm Tube Lifespan?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Aug 22, 2017 2:15:00 PM

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Many is the time our service, parts, or engineering departments have been asked, “How can I know how much life is left in my OEC C-arm tube?” Considering the cost of a C-arm tube, this is a perfectly reasonable inquiry to make. Unfortunately, to put the common answer succinctly, you can’t know.

In answering thusly, we’ve probably managed to raise a couple of other questions.  We don’t want to leave you hanging, so we’ll qualify our answer and tell you what’s to be done in light of it.

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

Are C-Arm Reimbursements the Same for All Models?

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Aug 17, 2017 9:20:00 AM

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The famous saying says, “You have to spend money to make money.” That may be true in the game of Monopoly, the actual real estate market, or just about any industry you can think of, but it is not necessarily the case with C-arms. You can spend anywhere from $10,000 (as-is, where-is) to $400,000 (fully-digital, just out of the factory) on your initial equipment purchase, but spending more money won’t garner you bigger reimbursements. 

Of course, that’s not to say that the least expensive C-arm is always the best choice. Depending on your approach to C-arm use, your initial cost may or may not make a difference in your return on investment.

Have a C-arm model in mind? Click here to browse our C-arm inventory.

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

    

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