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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

Flat Panel Detector C-Arms vs. Image Intensifier C-Arms

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Jun 20, 2018 1:18:00 PM

Over the last few years, more and more C-arm technology has begun embracing the same trends the industry has seen in interventional labs; namely, a move from traditional image intensifiers to digital flat-panel detectors (FD). As FD options become more available, anyone considering the purchase of a C-arm is increasingly likely to be confronted with the big decision: Analog, or digital?

Below are some aspects of C-arm hardware that buyers should bear in mind when choosing between a system with an image intensifier and a system with a flat-panel detector:

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

Mini C-Arm Prices: How Much is a Mini C-Arm Really Going to Cost?

Posted by Josh Block

May 31, 2018 10:45:00 AM

mini c-arm price

So, you’re looking to step up your C-Arm imaging capabilities without feeding your budget (not to mention all your space) to the “C” monster. The spine, back, and pain physicians are always hogging the full-size C-arm and you're just looking to heal a hand or a foot! Logically, the first option that comes to mind is the mini-C. The compact design and tighter mag modes of a mini-C are a perfect fit for the work, but just how much will you be spending to bring one into your facility?

Below we'll break down how much you're likely to pay for used mini C-arm equipment as well as the services that go along with it (refurbishment, delivery, warranty, etc.).

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, C-Arm, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

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

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

May 25, 2018 10:24:00 AM

Lead Lining 2018

Almost daily, someone asks us: "Do I need to put lead-lined walls around my imaging system?"

We're asked about rad rooms, R/F rooms, C-arms- any modality that produces X-rays. 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

5 Things Your C-Arm Service Contract May Be Missing

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Apr 20, 2018 2:00:00 PM

C-Arm-Service-Contract

Ongoing service is an important investment for any piece of medical imaging equipment, and yes, it's smart to shop around for competitive service pricing, but not all service contracts are created equal. If the price of an agreement you're considering seems too good to be true, maybe you've stumbled across the best service deal ever; or maybe some crucial aspect of coverage isn't included.

Before you sign up with a service provider, double-check their C-arm service offerings for these five important, cost-driving features.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

Your OEC C-Arm Laser Aimer Probably Isn't Broken

Posted by Jason Crawford

Apr 5, 2018 12:30:00 PM

how-to-fix-oec-laser-aimer

"I'm going to let you in on a secret most imaging parts companies won't tell you: Your OEC C-arm laser aimer probably isn't broken!"

I first wrote these words almost seven years ago, and they're still true. Your laser aimer probably still works, and, unfortunately, your parts provider might sell you a new one without asking any questions, specifically one question that helps solve 75% of all laser aimer problems without repair or replacement: "Did you check the batteries?".

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

    
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