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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

Siemens Matrix Coils: What They Are, How You Benefit

Posted by Steve Rentz

Apr 13, 2018 4:31:16 PM

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Most of the time, MRI coils are simply called by the body part they're used to image; head coil, spine coil, breast coil, etc. That's why when people come across Siemens Matrix coils for the first time, there are usually some questions about what they are and what they do.

The short video below will give you a brief explanation of what makes Matrix coils unique from other MRI coils, as well as a rundown of how you, your facility, and your patients can benefit from using them.


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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

Your OEC C-Arm Laser Aimer Probably Isn't Broken

Posted by Jason Crawford

Apr 5, 2018 12:30:00 PM

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"I'm going to let you in on a secret most imaging parts companies won't tell you: Your OEC C-arm laser aimer probably isn't broken!"

I first wrote these words almost seven years ago, and they're still true. Your laser aimer probably still works, and, unfortunately, your parts provider might sell you a new one without asking any questions, specifically one question that helps solve 75% of all laser aimer problems without repair or replacement: "Did you check the batteries?".

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

My OEC 9800MD Joystick Won't Work!

Posted by Matt Bushart

Mar 14, 2018 3:15:00 PM

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So, you're new to using the OEC 9800MD. You've got it fired up, and you're eager to try out the remote-controlled movements from the remote user interface (RUI) but, no matter where you push the joystick, the C-arm doesn't move at all. What gives? 

Our service team has gotten calls like this from frustrated people before and, luckily, the most common solution is extremely simple. Take a look below to see what might be wrong and how you can fix it.

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

GE XRD Collimator: Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Chad Seelye

Mar 6, 2018 9:12:00 AM

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For the GE XRD (or any X-ray room, for that matter), proper collimator function is important not just for optimum image quality, but also for controlling radiation dose for patients and practitioners alike. Collimators generally last a long while, but degradation and eventual failure are still possibilities that any facility using X-ray equipment needs to be prepared to respond to.

Whether your XRD collimator is on the fritz right now or you simply like to stay informed and think ahead, the following information will help you build your cost expectations, know what problems to look for, and help ensure that the installation of a replacement collimator goes smoothly.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, X-ray

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.

Need a DARC or other GE CT part now? Click here to request and see pricing.

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

    
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