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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

How Much Does a CT Scanner Cost [2018]?

Posted by Paul Crawford

Mar 2, 2018 1:21:00 PM

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People ask our team daily, “How much does a CT scanner cost?” That's kind of a broad question as there are many factors at play- a little like asking how much a home costs. A pop-up camper isn’t going to cost you much (you may even be able to pull one off my neighbor’s front lawn for free) but that Tudor mansion is going to put a far larger dent in your pocketbook.

We want to help you get some clarity and get the CT scanner you need for the right price. To that end, consider the four questions below to start narrowing the options down by need and by preference. Then, stick around for the video clip where we'll break down current CT scanner costs into four simple tiers.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost, CT Scanner

GE CT DARC and DARC 2: Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Garth Immelman

Feb 19, 2018 11:05:38 AM

Your GE CT's data and reconstruction computer (DARC) is a crucial component of its reconstruction chain. The DARC gathers the high speed data stream from the detector's data acquisition system (DAS) cards through a DAS interface processor (DIP) and stores and transfers it for reconstruction in the image generator (IG) computers that reconstruct images from the data.Your DARC also handles the voice/audio controls to the gantry via an external box on the left side of console, and the scan control interface module (SCIM) – the control pad the the operator uses to initiate scanning. All that to say: no DARC = no pictures.

Below, we'll share with you the vital statistics of owning a DARC so that you can know what to expect from this component and be better prepared to minimize downtime in the event of a DARC failure.

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

Straton Z CT Tube Lifespan and Cost

Posted by Chad Seelye

Jan 25, 2018 1:45:00 PM

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When it comes to service and maintenance for a CT scanner, the most important item to keep tabs on is the tube. On any CT, the tube is a part that will need to be replaced periodically .Coincidentally, it's also one of the most expensive to replace.

If you're scanning with a Siemens Sensation 64, you're using Siemens' proprietary Straton Z tube. Below, we'll share with you the average lifespan, average replacement cost, and part number of the Straton Z CT tube.

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

CT Tube Lifespan and Cost: MRC 600, MRC 800

Posted by Paul Crawford

Dec 28, 2017 9:25:00 AM

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If you own or are considering the purchase of an air-cooled CT scanner from Philips' Brilliance product line, you should know that the vast majority of these systems come equipped with an MRC 600 or an MRC 800 X-ray tube. In terms of the lifespan you can expect to see from these tubes, this is great news for you and the technicians who run/will run your Philips Brilliance on a day-to-day basis.

Below, we'll share with you the typical life expectancy and replacement cost of both the MRC 600 and MRC 800 CT tubes.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

Siemens Definition Series CT Scanners Compared

Posted by Paul Crawford

Dec 8, 2017 2:31:21 PM

For the last 15 + years Siemens' Sensation series was their flagship CT scanner product. It came in 4, 10, 16, and 64-slice iterations and kept the company in step technologically with their peers. Now, however, Siemens has done away with the Sensation series and replaced it with the Definition series.  

While it's wonderful to see a reliable manufacturer continue to push their tech and their performance forward, the rise of a newer product line frequently means a whole new set of naming conventions and feature configurations for those of us who sell, serve, purchase, and use it to learn. Because there are more details packed into the name of each Definition series scanner than there ever was with the Sensation series, we're going to take the next few paragraphs to clarify what makes each Definition scanner different from the other members of its family.

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Topics: CT Scanner

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