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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.

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3 Options for Adding Monitors to a C-Arm

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jun 27, 2019 4:10:00 PM

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More and more we speak with managers and physicians from practices that use C-arms and want to add more viewing monitors to streamline their workflow. One thing we share with all of them is that there are a number of ways to do that, but none of them are one-size-fits-all. The following are three of the most common ways we've seen C-arm users increase their OR speed and visibility with extra monitors.

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Topics: C-Arm

How to Improve Your Mini C-Arm Image Quality in Seven Easy Steps

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Jun 26, 2019 4:22:00 PM

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There’s a simple, but annoying truth that every Hologic Fluoroscan Mini-C owner knows all too well: the world is full of dust, and at some point, it will get into your C-arm’s CCD camera. The scenario is one we at Block Imaging hear often: Things were going swell. The C-arm was taking images problem-free, but suddenly, the crisp, clear anatomical images you once enjoyed are being orbited by an annoying galaxy of particles and fibers. But: if dust got in, there has to be a way to get it out, right? (Dramatic pause for suspense) Of course! Keep reading to find the quick and simple method for cleaning your camera and restoring your image quality.

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

How to Get the Most Out of Your OEC C-Arm Battery Set

Posted by Andy Jarvis

Jun 25, 2019 2:27:50 PM

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One of the most commonly replaced parts on an OEC C-arm unit is the main battery set in the "C" portion of the system. Frequency of use, applications, and proper maintenance of the system all factor into how long an individual battery set will last, but the typical lifespan our customers and engineers have observed is between two and three years.

To help your facility maximize the lifespan of your OEC battery set, here are some notes and tips on charging and use for battery packs in the OEC 8800, 9600, 9800, and 9900.

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

Common Errors on the OEC 9800 & How to Address Them

Posted by Alyssa Birchmeier

Jun 20, 2019 2:25:11 PM

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If you use an OEC 9800 C-arm you're already familiar with the twenty little arrows that scroll across the display on your system during boot-up. You probably also already know there are 20 different sequences of those arrows that indicate different problems your 9800 may be having. As C-arm service providers we're no strangers to any of the 20 sequences, but we can definitely say that some of them come up more often than others.

Below, we'll share with you the three most common errors users see on the OEC 9800 and some steps you can take to help clear them up and get back to scanning.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

What to Look for in a C-arm for HSG Procedures

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Jun 12, 2019 3:37:34 PM

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Adding a C-arm for hysterosalpingography (HSG) procedures at your reproductive medicine practice can be daunting. The process raises many questions about the level of technology and support. On top of that are questions about recuperating cost, as many insurers do not cover HSG.

In the midst of these questions, as a provider of C-arm equipment for all specialties, we'd like to offer the following suggestions to help guide you in your decision.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm

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