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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

Power Requirements for Mobile Diagnostic Imaging Equipment

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Sep 18, 2018 9:20:00 AM

CT Trailer Power

Some of the most common questions we get from people looking for mobile equipment rentals are, "What kind of power does the system need?" and, "Where are the ethernet connections for internet and phone?" If you're about to embark on the search for your next mobile imaging solution and one (or both) of these questions crossed your mind, we've put together the short video below to get you the answer. Not every trailer is designed exactly the same, and the trailer in the video contains a CT scanner, but most trailers have a similar design to what you'll see here, regardless of manufacturer or which equipment modality is inside.

Click on the video below to see what kind of power connection a mobile trailer needs and where the ethernet connections on a mobile trailer are typically located. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, PET/CT, Cath/Angio, MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental, CT Scanner

Siemens MRI, GE CT: Top Picks for Mobile Imaging

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Sep 11, 2018 1:41:01 PM

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When the time comes to outfit a new unit in our mobile imaging fleet we have brand preferences for MRI and CT. It's not because equipment from other brands can't be installed in a trailer, and it's not because equipment from our preferred brands is unilaterally "better" than others. There are, however, a handful of qualities that give them an advantage in mobile settings. 

Below, we'll break down the reasons we prefer Siemens equipment for MRI trailers and GE equipment for CT trailers and why they mean a better experience for the imaging facilities that rent them. 

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental, CT Scanner

CT Scanner Manufacturers and Models Guide

Posted by Paul Crawford

Aug 31, 2018 11:25:00 AM

 Looking for your next CT solution?  Check out this simple visual guide to CT scanner manufacturers, models, and slice counts on the refurbished imaging equipment market to get started:

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner

CT Scanner Table Weight Capacities Compared

Posted by Danny Fisher

Aug 21, 2018 9:26:00 AM

CT Table Weight Limits

What is the maximum weight capacity for my CT table? We get this question, or some form of it, nearly every day from doctors, technologists, and administrators alike. The short answer is, “It depends on the model.”

We'll admit that even the lowest-capacity CT table will probably be enough for 99 out of 100 patients, but for certain specialties, and for that 1%, it's important to make sure that you look into models that can perform the intended scans on every scheduled patient that walks through your door. Forgetting about a tiny, yet crucial, detail (like whether or not your patient can actually be scanned with your CT) can cost your center time and money that don't need to be lost.

To help you avoid all that, we've listed many of today’s most popular CTs and their respective table load capacities below. If you don’t see your model in the list, please contact us and let us help get you the answer.

Got your CT table weight? Great! Click here to take the next step and get a quote on your CT scanner model of choice.

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Topics: Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Parts & Service, CT Scanner

Questions to Ask BEFORE You Buy a Used CT Scanner

Posted by Paul Crawford

Jun 25, 2018 12:46:00 PM

ask before you buy CT

Have you ever heard the famous song lyrics, “My mama told me, ‘You’d better shop around’”? That’s good advice, but what if you walked into the nearest mall with no clue what you were intending to buy? You could end up walking in circles long enough to triple the stock on bunion pads. Not knowing what you’re after before you hit the market can be a marathon exercise in time-wasting.

With so many manufacturers, models, software packages, and price points, it’s important to figure out what you really need BEFORE you start shopping seriously in the used CT scanner market.

Below are some questions you should ask your doctors and imaging techs. Having these answered in advance will help narrow the field and target your search for the right CT scanner more productively.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner

    
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