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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.

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Cath/Angio Lab Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

May 15, 2020 4:30:00 PM

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Whether you've made your pick or are still shopping for the best cath/angio system, to keep it running at maximum uptime, you'll need to get yourself a service agreement. But how much should you expect to pay?

To help you budget, we share the average annual cath lab service cost from an independent provider, below. And, to help you see how much you can save, we'll include the average OEM service cost for comparison.

Before we share those numbers though, we want to explain some of the factors that will affect the price your service provider quotes you. The more you know about these details, the more accurate your expectations and your budget will be.

Still shopping systems? Browse our cath lab inventory here.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Service

Why Would I Choose a GE Innova Cath Lab?

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Apr 24, 2020 4:15:00 PM

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As a provider of cath lab systems, we are frequently asked to offer guidance on which system a facility should choose to install. As we've mentioned in other blogs, this decision most often comes down to labs from GE or Philips. Both manufacturers build high-quality systems and, depending on which features/aspects are most important to you, either could serve you well. In this article, however, we're going to focus on the unique strengths of GE Innova products. This series includes the Innova 2100IQ, 3100IQ, 4100IQ single-plane systems and 2121IQ and 3131IQ bi-plane systems.

That said, If I were considering purchasing a cath lab today, I would look at a GE Innova system for the following reasons:

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Topics: Cath/Angio

Why Would I Choose a Philips Allura XPER Cath Lab?

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Apr 2, 2020 9:15:00 AM

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When it comes to selecting a cath lab system, many buyers will find themselves looking at GE vs. Philips equipment. Both companies offer quality, both companies have solid parts availability, and both companies offer models suitable for a variety of procedure types. So, how do you choose?

As equipment providers in the cath lab space, the following are a few considerations we like to bring to a buyer's attention as they make their decision. Depending on what's most important to you and your facility, these might mean a Philips lab is a better fit.

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Topics: Cath/Angio

Digital Cath Lab Equipment Price Guide

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Feb 7, 2020 6:00:00 PM

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When folks contact us to begin their inquiries into equipment for catheterization or angiography work, generally, the first question they ask is: "How much does digital cath lab equipment cost?" 

It's a big question, with some big variables at play but, to help those of you on the market begin to build some budget expectations, our cath lab experts have compiled average 2020 pricing for five of the most popular digital cath lab models on the secondary market.

Have a model in mind? Click here to get a custom quote for your specific project.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

What to Expect During Your Cath Lab Project

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Jan 27, 2020 10:00:00 AM

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From selection, to budgeting, to installation, to ongoing maintenance- the links below will take you to articles that will walk you through the major steps of a cath lab project. These articles are based on the experiences the Block Imaging team has had over the last 23 years of selling and installing interventional equipment and, more recently, refurbishing and servicing it. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio

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