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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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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

Stationary Anode vs. Rotating Anode: Two C-Arm Tube Types Compared

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Jul 9, 2019 2:45:00 PM

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Inside every C-arm X-ray tube (and any other X-ray tube for that matter) there is a cathode and an anode. The cathode receives incoming electrical current from the machine's generator and emits a beam of electrons onto the anode, where we'll focus our attention today.

In the next few paragraphs, we’ll tell you the difference between rotating and fixed anodes and which kind of anode might be best for your facility.

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

How to Pack and Ship a Digital Detector

Posted by Ben Rolff

Jul 2, 2019 3:56:14 PM

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Shipping items with high value, like digital imaging detectors, can be a nerve-racking task. With FedEx, UPS, DHL, and other delivery services like them moving millions of packages each day, it's all but guaranteed that some items will get tossed, bumped, or dropped in transit. Fortunately, there are materials and precautions that can help.

The following are the steps and materials Block Imaging uses to ensure safe delivery of the digital detectors we provide to users, engineers, and installers around the world. If you have a detector need, you can be sure the steps below will be followed to protect your purchase. If you intend to ship a detector for any reason, taking similar steps will dramatically reduce your risk too.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Imaging Equipment Project Management

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