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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

Top 4 C-Arm Problems and Solutions

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Oct 19, 2016 9:10:00 AM

“My C-arm was quite an investment, so I treat it with kid gloves. With the care I take, it’ll never break down!” Yeah; and in a perfect world there’d be no taxes and dirty diapers would smell like roses.

It’s a hard fact that, until science can provide mankind with indestructible materials, equipment problems are an unfortunate eventuality. While the scientists get cracking on that one, we at Block Imaging thought we’d give you the next best thing: four of the most highly-reported C-arm maintenance problems and ways that you can help fix or prevent them.

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

Capital Equipment Financing: Line of Credit vs. Financial Company

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Oct 14, 2016 3:52:20 PM

Unless you happen to have an inheritance from a wealthy uncle laying around, you'll probably need to look into financing to get your standalone clinic off the ground. In most cases, the independent doctors we work with explore two main options for financing:

• Their line of credit (LOC)

• A financial company

Along the way we've seen the pros and the cons, of each of these options. Take a look below to see what we've learned about financing equipment for a standalone medical startup.

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Topics: C-Arm

Do I Need Lead Lining for My R/F Room, Rad Room, X-ray or C-Arm?

Posted by Becka Bowden

Sep 28, 2016 2:45:00 PM

We are asked the question several times a week: "Is my medical imaging device required to be shielded with lead-lined walls?"

The question is asked of rad rooms, R/F rooms, and C-arms alike- any device that produces X-rays. Ultimately, the answer isn't as clear as most of us would prefer and depends heavily on three main factors. We'll share those factors below as well as a helpful tool to help you learn more.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, C-Arm, X-ray

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


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