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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

The Future of OEC 9800 Upgrades: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Dec 5, 2018 3:40:00 PM

OEC 9800 Detector Upgrade

The OEC 9800 is, without a doubt, the most popular C-arm of all time. It's a workhorse, parts and service are easy to find, and doctors and techs everywhere have a great deal of familiarity with using it. However, C-arm technology has changed quite a bit since the 9800's inception, leaving some users wishing they could keep what they love about their 9800 while taking advantage of some the advancements of the last few years- namely flat panel detectors.

For those users wishing their OEC 9800 had a flat panel digital detector, it looks like your moment has arrived! Upgrades for the 9800 are fresh out of FDA 510 k approval and we have the scoop on everything you need to know about them. Keep reading to find out the pros, cons, and costs of upgrading your OEC 9800 with a flat panel detector.

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Topics: C-Arm

Used and Refurbished C-Arms: How Important Is System Age?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Nov 21, 2018 9:45:00 AM

C-Arm System Age

One of the first questions we’re asked when we propose a used or refurbished C-arm to a customer is, “What year was it made?” This is a logical question to ask; a question one asks almost any time they buy something used. In the case of used C-arms, there are several reasons this information seems important, but simply knowing the date of manufacture (DOM) of a system can be deceiving.

The following are a few better ways to find out what you really want to know about used and refurbished C-arms.

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

How Much Does A C-Arm Table Cost?

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Oct 26, 2018 2:03:00 PM

Succinctly: new c-arm tables range in price from $6,000 to $45,000. Now, while you’re probably thrilled to get your answer up front, you’re probably also left wondering if there’s anything we can do to help you better understand why the price range is so enormous. Succinctly: there is.

The best guide for how much you should expect to pay for a new or used C-arm table is the number of movements the table is capable of.

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

Approved Monitor Upgrades for OEC 9800 and OEC 8800

Posted by Gary Dodge

Oct 12, 2018 4:57:36 PM

OEC Approved Upgrade

OEC 9800 and 8800 C-arms are quality, reliable systems with years of patient service left in them, but here in 2018 most users would like to see the old-style CRT monitors go away. Fortunately, that can happen with a flat screen monitor upgrade. Several third-party upgrades have been available over the last few years, but now Block imaging can provide the only OEC-approved monitor upgrade. Watch the video below to see what the upgrade looks like and to learn what all the advantages of upgrading are.

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Topics: C-Arm

The Best C-Arm Values for Q4 2018

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Oct 10, 2018 2:39:06 PM

6800 Cut Out

As we enter into the home stretch of 2018, we'll be talking with buyers all over the world about the best C-arm value to take their facilities into 2019. In most of those conversations, there are three systems we're likely to recommend. These models stand out right now because they strike the best balance between cost, reliability, and clinical function. Let's take a look at our top C-arm picks for Q4 2018.

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Topics: C-Arm, Buying Imaging Equipment

    
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