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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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3 Ways to Save on Your Next Imaging Equipment Service Call

Posted by Tyler Schrauben

Aug 29, 2019 4:25:00 PM

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Nobody likes to place calls for medical imaging equipment service. We’d all be much happier if every CT, C-arm, or digital mammo we ever bought worked correctly, 100% of the time, for the rest of our lives. Unfortunately, we live in a world of wear and tear, acts of God, and outright boneheaded moments that create the need for maintenance and repairs. 

When these things happen, if you haven’t purchased a service contract to cover your equipment, you’ll be calling in service engineers on a time and materials basis. The price on this type of service can vary widely depending on hourly rates and parts needs. There can also be additional down time costs, depending on the engineer’s availability. 

While we do offer time and materials service and do our best to keep the costs to a minimum, we can’t honestly speak for other companies in the business. As a safeguard in these situations, here are some tips to help you make sure you’re getting the best value out of time and materials service calls.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts

Can I Measure My OEC C-Arm Tube Lifespan?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Aug 20, 2019 1:34:00 PM

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Many is the time our service, parts, or engineering departments have been asked, “How can I know how much life is left in my OEC C-arm tube?” Considering the cost of a C-arm tube, this is a perfectly reasonable inquiry to make. Unfortunately, to put the common answer succinctly, you can’t know.

With that answer, we’ve probably managed to raise a couple of other questions. We don’t want to leave you hanging, so we’ll qualify our answer and tell you what’s to be done in light of it.

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

Signs Your Hologic M-113T Mammo Tube Is Failing

Posted by Jason Crawford

Aug 8, 2019 4:35:00 PM

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Hologic produces the most popular family of mammography systems on the market today. They've earned this with a commitment to technological advancement and reliability in performance. Still, like any other digital mammo system from any other manufacturer, Hologic Selenia and Dimensions units have X-ray tubes that will eventually fail.

To help prepare you for that eventuality, we'll share with you what to look for as your tube ages, as well as what to expect when the time for a new tube finally comes.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Mammography

CT Tube Replacement Price Cost Guide

Posted by Chad Seelye

Jul 29, 2019 10:10:00 AM

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Replacing a CT scanner's X-ray tube is an eventuality for any facility that uses the technology- an eventuality that doesn't always happen according to typical lifespan expectations, and doesn't always happen at your budgetary "high tide". Because of this fact, it pays to be aware of the options you have to replace your CT tube for less.

To help you know what to expect when you need to replace your CT tube, we've compiled current price averages for some of the most popular CT tubes in use right now, including low to moderate use used tubes, new after-market tubes (where applicable), and- for comparison's sake- brand-new OEM tubes.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

What Happens During Cath Lab Refurbishment?

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Jul 24, 2019 12:31:00 PM

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When speaking with customers about “refurbished cath labs” there are often questions about what the refurbishment includes. There are a number of imaging equipment vendors who offer refurbished systems, but many of them don’t really discuss what their refurbishment process looks like.

We can’t speak for the others, but below is the process we use at Block Imaging to return used cath lab equipment to OEM specifications for image quality and performance:

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Parts, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

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