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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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What's The Best Cath Lab for Veterinary Use?

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Sep 11, 2019 12:30:00 PM

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Not long ago most types of imaging equipment were reserved for humans. If a scan was to be performed on a family pet, an X-ray was about as far as most veterinarians would go. Now, with an increasing number of animal owners willing to spend whatever it takes to get their pets the best care, more and more vet facilities have integrated full-on radiology departments into their practice.

We recently partnered with a vet center on a cath lab installation, which turned out to be just one in a full stable of systems running in their facility. Ultrasound, X-ray, C-arm, CT, MRI, nuclear camera, and even a linear accelerator, are all installed and scanning patients on a regular basis.

With interest like this on the rise, "What's the best cath lab for veterinary use?" has become a regular question for our team. In the next few paragraphs, we'll share our take on the question and give you a few considerations to keep in mind as you shop for your veterinary cath lab system.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio

What Happens During Cath Lab Refurbishment?

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Jul 24, 2019 12:31:00 PM

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When speaking with customers about “refurbished cath labs” there are often questions about what the refurbishment includes. There are a number of imaging equipment vendors who offer refurbished systems, but many of them don’t really discuss what their refurbishment process looks like.

We can’t speak for the others, but below is the process we use at Block Imaging to return used cath lab equipment to OEM specifications for image quality and performance:

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Parts, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

Digital Cath Lab Equipment Cost Price Guide

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Jun 4, 2019 3:30:00 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 current average 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 Size Room Do I Need for a Philips Cath Lab?

Posted by Danny Fisher

May 17, 2019 4:22:50 PM

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Knowing the typical room dimensions for a Philips cath/angio lab is the first step toward deciding exactly which location you place the system in your new facility. Providing enough space for the equipment to exercise its full range of motion and for doctors and technicians to work is critical for patient care. Below we’ve listed recommended room dimensions for the most popular Philips Allura systems to help as you plan your next cath/angio lab installation.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Project Management

GE Cath Lab Room Dimensions

Posted by Danny Fisher

Apr 29, 2019 3:00:00 PM

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Proper room dimensions for a GE cath/angio lab continue to be a topic of frequent discussion here in the Block Imaging project management department. We’ve been asked so many times, by so many people, that several of us got the dimensions tattooed on our forearms for quick reference. Later, in a deep fit of tattoo regret, we decided it would have been a better idea to simply post them on our blog- hence, the post you are reading right now. This article has been updated from a previous version to include the most recent room dimension recommendations for GE's cath lab product line, from the bread-and-butter Innova series to the newer IGS models. The only down side? We had to update our tattoos as well (ouch!)

If you are considering the purchase of a GE cath lab, you’ll want to check the size of the room you plan to have it installed in against the OEM recommendations in the table below. These recommendations are guidelines, not firm rules, but they can help you begin to plan for your incoming lab.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Project Management

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