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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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Toshiba CXB-750D/4A Tubes: Cost, Lifespan, Reloading

Posted by Vikki Dipple

Nov 2, 2017 10:17:00 AM

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The heart of your CT scanner is its X-ray tube- a part that, by necessity, requires replacement periodically. That's why there's no time like the present to learn more about your CT X-ray tube and what you can expect from it in terms of lifespan, replacement cost, and the possibility of giving it a second chance through repair and reloading.

In the case of the Toshiba Aquilion series, especially those that see use for cardiac applications, there's a good chance the tube in question is a CXB-750D/4A. We've talked with our CT Engineering and Parts Teams and compiled the details so that you can be better prepared for your next tube investment.

Need a new CXB-750D/4A tube now? Click here to request your replacement.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

How to Sell Your CT Scanner

Posted by Richard Hummel

Oct 3, 2017 1:55:58 PM

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Of all the modalities in the diagnostic imaging arena, CT has undergone, perhaps, the most extensive transformation and adaptation since its emergence in hospitals and clinics in the 1970's. Doubling, quadrupling, even octupling slice counts, declining radiation doses, reconstruction algorithms that increase image detail- the list goes on. More recently, we’ve seen remarkable breakthroughs in wide area detector technology which have greatly enhanced clinicians' ability to image the entire heart and brain in a single rotation. These advancements in technology have rapidly shortened the time to diagnose acute onset of strokes, and early signs of cardiac disease. If you find yourself preparing to upgrade your standard CT technology to this type of advanced platform, here are a few keys to selling your existing system to help offset the cost and clear the way.

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Topics: CT Scanner, Selling Imaging Equipment

Is Mobile MRI or CT Rental Right for You?

Posted by Josh Block

Sep 28, 2017 2:52:00 PM

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The mobile rental business can be tricky to navigate at times and, frankly, renting isn't always a good fit for every imaging facility. For others, it can be the perfect logistical and budgetary bridge between limited imaging capabilities and a permanent, dedicated scan room.

In light of this, the following are four key questions you should consider as you determine whether or not a mobile MRI or CT scanner rental is right for you.

If you already know you want to rent, click here to request a system.

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Topics: MRI, CT Scanner

Which CT Scanner Is the Best Value?

Posted by Paul Crawford

Sep 1, 2017 3:32:11 PM

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You’ve been there: the head of radiology insists that the new 1024-slice CT is the technology you need, while the CFO is leaning toward keeping the “old faithful” single-slice from 1992. Okay, maybe this is a slight exaggeration, but what really is the practical choice? Which CT offers the best value, balancing initial purchase price and ongoing service costs with function and image quality?Unfortunately, this is not a question with a “one size fits all” answer. Not every facility has the same patient volume, the same specialty, or the same budgetary flexibility. Depending on your intended/predicted usage, the following are several CT scanners we've found strike the balance well for the majority of applications and specialties in the field.

Have a model in mind? Click here to browse our inventory!

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Topics: CT Scanner

Relocating Your CT Scanner: What You Need to Know

Posted by Simeon Lowe

Aug 2, 2017 4:29:38 PM

If you're considering relocating your current CT scanner, you're probably already aware that it's a move that can save you significant dollars and improve the care you're able to deliver across multiple facilities. If it's your first time relocating, however, you may not be aware of all of the steps, requirements, and "moving parts" of a project like this.

As an equipment and service provider, Block Imaging has performed hundreds of imaging system relocations over the last 20 years. To help you better prepare for your upcoming relocation, we'll share below some of the tips and pointers first-time relocaters need in advance for a smoother CT move and a quicker turnaround to installation and scanning in the system's new home.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Project Management, CT Scanner

    
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