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Siemens Definition Series CT Scanners Compared

Posted by Paul Crawford

Dec 17, 2020 1:45:00 PM

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While Siemens is busy marketing and selling their latest CT scanners, the "SOMATOM go" series, the secondary CT market is seeing an increasing availability of units from the previous generation: the Definition series.

If you're looking for a previously-owned CT, a system from the Definition series could be a good fit for your needs. But which one should you choose? Because there are so many details packed into the name of each of them, 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

Block Imaging, Neusoft Medical Launch Expanding CT Partnership

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Dec 9, 2020 1:00:00 PM

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Block Imaging is pleased to announce an expansion in their partnership with Neusoft Medical Systems USA. In the coming months, Block and Neusoft will deliver and install the first of seven NeuViz CT scanners bound for  locations of Crucial Care, a growing acute stroke care provider based in Florida. The partnership combines Neusoft’s workhorse technology with Block Imaging’s responsive, US-based engineering and customer support team. As more Neusoft scanners begin scanning, Block will match the growth with additional field service engineers to support the increased demand expected through 2021 and beyond. Together, Block and Neusoft look forward to bringing Crucial Care and their patients unparalleled reliability, value, and customer experience.

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, CT Scanner

GE LightSpeed VCT 64 vs. Siemens Sensation 64

Posted by Jeremy Block

Nov 20, 2020 12:15:00 PM

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When people hit the market for a 64-slice CT scanner, the GE VCT and the Siemens Sensation are two models that are likely to come up pretty early in that initial Google search. While these models aren't that hard to find, what can be much harder is deciphering how they stack up side-by-side. They're both 64-slice scanners, with high-end features and upgrade options, from well-respected, leading manufacturers- and they fall in the same ballpark price bracket. So how do you choose?

Below are a few considerations from both the hardware/features side of things and the ownership experience that will help as you narrow down your 64-slice CT scanner options.

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Topics: CT Scanner

Four Predictions for the 2020-2021 CT Scanner Market

Posted by Kevin Scharer

Sep 25, 2020 4:47:26 PM

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From early on, 2020 proved to be a year unlike any other. Many, many aspects of everyday life have changed, some temporarily, others for good. The healthcare and medical imaging fields are no exception. As a result, many of us connected to medical imaging; owners, users, and providers alike, are wondering what the near future will look like for core modalities like CT.

After long deliberation, observation, and conversations with my colleagues in the CT space, the following are four predictions of what we expect to see happening in the CT market over the next 12-18 months.  

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner

CT Scanner Manufacturers and Models Guide

Posted by Paul Crawford

Sep 10, 2020 5:30:00 PM

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

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