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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

3 Tips to Save Your C-Arm Cables

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Jul 20, 2017 3:59:22 PM

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One of the most common issues we see with OEC products is torn cables. By my estimate, 30-40% of the OEC C-arms that come to us for refurbishment have some kind of tear in their cable casings. This means exposed wires, which means room for performance issues and safety liabilities. On top of that, an interconnect or high voltage cable costs around $2,500 on exchange and can take 2-3 labor-intensive hours to replace! 

From our experience and our conversations with rad techs, we've learned that these issues can often be avoided by doing these 3 things:

Need a replacement cable right now? Click here to submit a request and get your order started.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

Orthoscan HD1000 vs Orthoscan FD

Posted by Jordan Schneider

Jun 13, 2017 10:39:51 AM

The two most recent additions to the Orthoscan mini C-arm product line, the Orthoscan HD1000 and the Orthoscan FD, are practically identical. The list of things they have in common is far too long to share here so, in the interest of everyone's time, we'll share with you below the rather short list of things (2) that set these two mini C-arm models apart from one another.

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Topics: C-Arm

OEC 8800 vs. OEC 9900

Posted by Kacy Cooper

Jun 1, 2017 4:05:26 PM

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While the OEC 8800 differs from the OEC 9900 more than any other full-size C-arm the company makes, the two systems still have an awful lot in common cosmetically and functionally. This fact raises some questions: What's the same? What's different? And what do those similarities and differences mean for buyers who might be in the market for a their next C-arm?

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Topics: C-Arm

Siemens Arcadis C-Arm Price Cost Guide

Posted by Chris Sharrock

May 10, 2017 9:05:00 AM

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The Siemens Arcadis C-arm series is comprised of models known for powerful generators, hardily engineered parts, and isocentric 3D imaging. If any of these are compelling features for the specialties you intend to pursue with your C-arm purchase, a Siemens Arcadis product could be an excellent fit for you. What's more- Arcadis series C-arms are more available on the secondary market than they've ever been. This is great news for facilities anticipating a high volume of vascular and/or bariatric studies.

Below, you'll find current average prices for refurbished Siemens Arcadis series C-arms. These prices include delivery and a 1-year service agreement.

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

Veterinary X-Ray Equipment: 3 Things to Consider Before You Buy

Posted by Kacy Cooper

Apr 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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While outfitting a veterinary practice with imaging equipment is very much like outfitting a practice that serves human patients, it pays to be aware of the particulars that set the process apart. Through our experiences working with veterinary practices, we've seen a number of well-laid plans change, adapt, or go back to the drawing board altogether because of one or more of these differences.

To help those of you who may be in the market for veterinary X-ray or C-arm machines, we want to share three considerations that many people overlook as they begin to plan their veterinary imaging equipment project. Paying attention to them and being just a little flexible in your planning can save you delays and headaches in the long run.

Interested in an on-site, digital veterinary X-ray demo at your facility? Click here to contact our team and get on the schedule!

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Topics: C-Arm, X-ray

OEC 8800 vs. OEC 9600

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Mar 23, 2017 3:21:49 PM

Anyone who has shopped for a C-arm can tell you: there are several tiers of C-arm prices and, even after you find the tier that fits your budget, there can still be a lot of options to compare to find the best functional fit for your needs.

That's why we've put together a side-by-side comparison of the OEC 8800 and the OEC 9600- two models that, while they occupy the same relative price bracket, have some significant differences in function and ownership experience that are worth mentioning.

View our current C-arm inventory to see OEC 8800 and OEC 9600 availability.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

C-Arm Cost Price Guide [2017 Update]

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Mar 13, 2017 11:48:00 AM

C Arm Price 2017

When we talk to people about purchasing their next (or maybe first) C-arm system, the question of cost is generally one of the first to arise.

To help answer that question, see the video below for a simple breakdown of cost and price information for popular C-arm models from leading manufacturers, including:

Already have a system in mind? Click here to tell us about your project and get a custom quote.


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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

Troubleshooting C-Arm Image Artifacts

Posted by Andrew Bowden

Mar 10, 2017 2:45:26 PM

Image Artifact Troubleshoot

One of the common problems C-arm owners contact us about is artifacts- and we don't mean the cool, Indiana Jones, hidden-in-a-lost-temple kind. Artifacts in your C-arm image- spots, streaks, smudges or any other foreign form showing up in your field of view- can be the result of several underlying issues. Some of these are physical issues with the hardware. Others are digital issues in your C-arm's computer. Whichever the case may be, we want to help you troubleshoot your C-arm image artifacts and learn the next step to take in eliminating them.

Need help with an artifact in your C-arm image? Click here to request service.

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

OEC C-Arm Power Requirements

Posted by Jordan Schneider

Feb 23, 2017 2:23:51 PM

When we talk to buyers looking into their first C-arm purchase, we're commonly asked questions about the power requirements of the equipment. For a first time buyer, this makes perfect sense- no one wants to have a significant capital investment arrive on their doorstep and not be able to use it.

To help clear this question up, we gathered electrical spec for the six most common OEC C-arm systems we offer:

  • OEC 6600
  • OEC 6800
  • OEC 8800
  • OEC 9600
  • OEC 9800
  • OEC 9900
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Topics: C-Arm

OEC 9600 SRAM: Is There a Substitute?

Posted by Tim Totten

Feb 20, 2017 9:24:58 AM

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Problems with your OEC 9600's SRAM card and SRAM backup battery can leave your C-arm stalled at boot-up and stricken with the dreaded "Checksum" error- or worse yet: the never-ending rotating "arrows". When this happens, people want to find a solution that is both inexpensive and readily and quickly available- and we certainly don't blame them. 

As an independent provider of imaging equipment parts and service, we're well aware that after-market, third-party, or non-standard parts can frequently offer comparable performance to their OEM-standard counterparts at a more affordable price point. In some cases, however, as Marvin Gaye once sang, there "ain't nothing like the real thing." In response to the title question, which we were asked recently, we'd like to clarify how this plays out in the case of the OEC 9600 SRAM card.

Need an SRAM card? Click here to request one.

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


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