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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

How to Fix Your Sagging Mini C-Arm

Posted by Simeon Lowe

Aug 13, 2018 2:42:00 PM

Tighten Mini C-Arm

Are you having trouble keeping your OEC 6800 or 6600 mini C-arm in position? Does the articulating arm gradually sag lower and lower throughout your scans? If so, there's no need to worry. This is actually a very common problem, you'd be far from the first mini C-arm user to ask us about it, and it happens to be a very easy problem to solve as well.

Follow the 5 simple steps in the video below (or scroll to the text version if preferred) to return your OEC mini C-arm to the firm, stable positioning it had when you first acquired it.


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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

Does My C-Arm Require Lead Shielding?

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Aug 1, 2018 10:39:00 AM

C-Arm Shielding

People frequently ask us what, if any, requirements have been set for X-ray shielding in rooms where C-arms are in use. Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer to the question.

Regulations for shielding during C-arm use vary across a number of factors, including site location, location of the C-arm within the site, and the type of usage the C-arm will see. Some states don't require any shielding at all, but have other requirements that must be met. Take Texas, for instance: a C-arm doesn't need to be shielded, but its dose must be monitored for a year after installation. Other states, like Ohio, require a physicist to visit your site and advise specific shielding measures for your individual building.

Because there are no across-the-board regulations for C-arm shielding, we put together a few "rule of thumb" recommendations for new C-arm owners in the short video below.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Project Management

Genoray Zen 7000: C-Arm System Overview

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jul 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM

genoray zen 7000 overview

Over the last seventeen years, Genoray has been developing and releasing increasingly sophisticated C-arm systems and gradually increasing their presence in the market. It's been a bold endeavor, considering the stiff competition from longer-standing C-arm manufacturers like OEC and Siemens, but as more recent iterations of their equipment begin to emerge on the secondary market, Genoray systems have shown our team and our customers that they are well worth considering alongside names you might be more familiar with.

To help inform you as you explore the options for your next C-arm solution, we've put together a brief video overview of the specifications, user experience, and overall value of Genoray's Zen 7000 C-arm. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

OEC 9800 vs. Genoray Zen-7000

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jul 18, 2018 2:15:00 PM

OEC 9800 versus Genoray Zen-7000

The OEC 9800 is a stalwart, go-to C-arm system in thousands of hospitals and clinics, and if you look into the C-arm marketplace for even a minute, refurbished 9800s will be one of the first few systems you see. Of course, the notoriety of an established system doesn't mean that relative newcomers don't have anything to offer your facility. This is precisely why we'd like to share more with you about a model that has found its way onto the secondary market in more recent years: Genoray's Zen-7000.

Watch the brief video clip below to see how the OEC 9800 and the Genoray Zen-7000 stack up in terms of features, performance, and user experience.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

OEC 9900 CCD Camera "Sticking"?

Posted by Matt Bushart

Jul 12, 2018 2:53:00 PM

OEC 9900 CCD Camera Header

Block Imaging's imaging equipment Service Team, confronts a broad variety of equipment issues every day. Recently, an account we handle experienced "sticking" or "binding" between the gears in their OEC 9900 CCD camera.

Fortunately, we were able to diagnose their problem and get them scanning again quickly. If you notice a similar problem emerging in your system, keep reading to learn what to expect from a CCD camera gear repair.

Need a CCD camera now? Click here to request one.

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

    
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