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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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How to Get the Most Out of Your OEC C-Arm Battery Set

Posted by Andy Jarvis

Jun 25, 2019 2:27:50 PM

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One of the most commonly replaced parts on an OEC C-arm unit is the main battery set in the "C" portion of the system. Frequency of use, applications, and proper maintenance of the system all factor into how long an individual battery set will last, but the typical lifespan our customers and engineers have observed is between two and three years.

To help your facility maximize the lifespan of your OEC battery set, here are some notes and tips on charging and use for battery packs in the OEC 8800, 9600, 9800, and 9900.

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts

What's Included in Imaging Equipment Preventative Maintenance, Really?

Posted by Kelley Tomlinson

Jun 14, 2019 5:05:00 PM

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It should come as no surprise that your imaging equipment, just like a vehicle, requires regular maintenance to keep running.  With a car, your transmission needs to be flushed, oil changed, filters cleaned, and windshield wiper fluid topped off. But sometimes, when we pick our vehicles up from a garage (and nearly every time when we see the bill) we begin to wonder exactly what was done to our cars. It is no different with medical imaging equipment.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts

ADM Modules for Siemens CT: Can You Replace Just One?

Posted by Beka Waldron

Jun 5, 2019 4:15:00 PM

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If you think all of your Siemens CT ADM modules are created equal- think again! ADM modules can be a touch deceptive and replacing them comes along with a couple of caveats.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

What to Expect for Your MRI Coil Repair

Posted by Aly Boggs-Smitley

May 31, 2019 4:40:00 PM

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You’ve been minding your p’s and q’s- your air conditioner is keeping things in the low 70’s, your helium level is in the low 90’s, and your service group has done a PM on your MRI every quarter since you had it installed around three years ago. You’ve been the perfect magnet owner. So what did you do to deserve MRI coil problems? The answer is: probably nothing.

Chances are, all that uptime, the trouble-free scans, and the wear and tear on your MRI coils have led you to the sad eventuality of coil failure. So now what?

We’re happy to say that you can most likely get your full range of scanning capabilities back without replacing your damaged coils, and that we can help you with it! Of course, a claim like this raises some questions. Luckily, we’ve heard many of them before. So, to clear a few things up, here’s the skinny on what you can expect when you order an MRI coil repair through Block Imaging Parts & Service.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

Copley 274 Gradient Parts: Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Beka Waldron

May 30, 2019 4:25:00 PM

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The Copley 274 gradient amplifier is used with the Philips Intera 1.5T MRI scanner. Inside the gradient cabinet are three parts that most Intera users will find themselves replacing at one point or another.

  • Gradient Module
  • Gradient power supply
  • Gradient controller

If you're reading this and you have an Intera, I'd be willing to bet a modest sum of American dollars (or, perhaps, Malaysian Ringgits) the next two questions you have are: "How often do I need to replace these?" AND "How much will it cost?"

Read on to find out just what you can expect from your Copley gradient components.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

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