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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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Philips 16-Slice CT Detector Module Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Chad Seelye

Apr 4, 2019 11:00:00 AM

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Your Philips Brilliance 16 or MX8000 IDT 16 CT scanner depends on its 42 detector modules (part # 4550-120-01081 for Brilliance, part # 4535-665-00421 for MX8000) to provide crisp, clear, artifact-free images. If your image quality is starting to suffer, the modules are a reasonable suspect and some of them may need to be replaced. Of course, once you know that, the next things you begin to wonder are how often can you expect this to happen, and how much can you expect to spend?

Read on for the typical life expectancy we've seen from our Philips CT customers around the world as well as the current average prices we're seeing in the market.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

4 Reasons to Purchase a GE CT Scanner

Posted by Josh Block

Mar 29, 2019 2:17:00 PM

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Over the years, Block Imaging has supported buyers around the world with Siemens, GE, Philips, Toshiba, Hitachi, and Neusoft CT Scanners, from single-slice systems in the 90s to 128-slice models today.  Given this wide experience with so many system varieties, we’ve seen a number of makes and models distinguish themselves in different ways and at different times. Right now, GE stands out. The following are four of the biggest reasons why we recommend considering GE CT scanners first in the search for your next CT.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner

Who Are the Top Mobile Imaging Providers in the US?

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Mar 28, 2019 2:50:00 PM

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The mobile market has ebbed and flowed over the last two decades. In the early 2000’s, the demand for mobile routes expanded and technology upgrades grew the need for interim mobile options. The Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005 led to a significant decline in the demand for mobile service and yet, in the last several years, need for mobiles has risen again.

This current flow in mobile imaging has led to expanding and upgrading fleets to meet the needs of customers around the nation. But not all mobile fleets are built, maintained, or managed to the same standard. If you’re considering an interim mobile solution- whether long-term rental or starting with a day or two per week on a mobile route- we want to help you find the best provider for you, whether or not it's Block Imaging. The following guide to the top names in the mobile imaging space is designed to help narrow and simplify your search for an equipment provider. 

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental, PET Scanners, CT Scanner, Mobile Imaging Equipment

Five Key Features of the GE Revolution CT Series

Posted by Josh Block

Mar 27, 2019 3:10:00 PM

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As new CT technology becomes available, it can be difficult to understand the manufacturer-specific nomenclature and distinct features of each model. Every feature seems to have a name made up of initials, deliberately misspelled words, or words that have been scrunched together into some never-before-seen portmanteau. GE has continued this somewhat confusing tradition with the features of their Revolution CT lineup. Don't worry, though- this article will clarify five of the most important features Revolution CT systems offer and give you a few reasons to get excited as they push imaging technology forward.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner

Siemens CT Now: a Bird's Eye View

Posted by Paul Crawford

Mar 21, 2019 3:30:00 PM

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Over the past few years, Siemens has gained significant market share among CT scanner manufacturers. We believe the primary reason for this is the ways they’ve continued to improve on their innovations and overall product quality across every price point. Their current generation of CT scanners is no exception. But, while availability of these systems is rare in the secondary space, we do still have quite a few conversations with buyers about them. To help keep all you other buyers out there informed about the market, we've compiled a quick summary of what the latest models in Siemens' Somatom line have to offer.

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Topics: CT Scanner

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