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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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GE MRI Coil Connectors: How to Know What You Have & What You Need

Posted by Jeff Scott

Jul 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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If you've used a GE MRI scanner for even a few months you've undoubtedly changed coils, disconnecting one and connecting another, over and over again. You've probably done it so many times it's become second nature. But, have you ever stopped to note what kinds of connectors your coils have? If not, it might surprise you to learn that there's a not-so-obvious, but extremely practical reason for knowing the difference between the various types of connectors GE MRI uses. 

We'll share with you below the four types of GE MRI coil connectors, which systems you'll find them on, and why it's important to know what you have.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

CT Signal Brushes and Power Brushes: When to Replace

Posted by Jordan Clark

Jun 26, 2020 2:26:40 PM

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Your CT scanner's signal brushes and power brushes play a critical role in the operation of your system. Over time, though, these brushes wear down and need to be replaced. But what does that look like? How do you know when it's time to retire your current brushes and order a fresh set?

This article will help you become aware of issues that point to worn brushes, when you should replace your brushes, and some important things to consider at the time of replacement.

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

MRI Coil Price Cost Guide

Posted by Andy Jarvis

Jun 9, 2020 2:15:00 PM

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If you're visiting this blog, it's likely for one of two reasons: 1) Your coil failed, and you need to replace it, or 2) You want to expand your scanning capabilities by adding a different coil type to your set. In either situation you could be facing a significant, often unexpected, cost. But don't worry! Our team can help you get the process started with some basic budget building, and see you through your project with coils from all the major manufacturers in our in-house parts inventory.

Below you’ll find current average pricing for a variety of MRI coils, both new and refurbished.

Already know which coils you need? Click here to request a quote!

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

OEC C-Arm Parts: Your First Call

Posted by Aly Boggs-Smitley

Jun 5, 2020 4:00:00 PM

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As you serve patients with your OEC C-arm day after day, the occasional breakdown is inevitable. In these situations, one of the best things you can do to minimize your downtime is have a reliable parts supplier that you can reach out to as your first call. Of course, the biggest thing a first-call parts supplier needs to earn your call is consistent stock of the parts you're likely to need for your C-arm.

Below you'll find a list of OEC C-arm parts that Block Imaging has in inventory regularly (some almost constantly). Each of these parts is a solution to a major problem that can put your C-arm down and halt your ability to perform scans. To make the list a little more convenient, we've included each part's number and current average price. 

Need a C-arm part now? Click here to get a quote in minutes!

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

Low mA Error on Your OEC 9800 or 9900 C-Arm? It Could Be These Parts...

Posted by Alyssa Birchmeier

May 29, 2020 3:13:56 PM

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So, you're seeing the ambiguous "low mA" error on your OEC C-arm? This particular error is tricky because there are so many things that can cause it. The good news is, there are lots of field service engineers who are familiar with OEC systems, and there are plenty of replacement parts available too.

While we don't recommend you try to resolve this error yourself, we want to help you know what kind of costs you can expect when the time comes to replace parts, and direct you to where you can find help to clear the low mA error from your C-arm and get the parts you need.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

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