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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

OEC 9900 CCD Camera "Sticking"?

Posted by Matt Bushart

Jul 12, 2018 2:53:00 PM

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Block Imaging's imaging equipment Service Team, confronts a broad variety of equipment issues every day. Recently, an account we handle experienced "sticking" or "binding" between the gears in their OEC 9900 CCD camera.

Fortunately, we were able to diagnose their problem and get them scanning again quickly. If you notice a similar problem emerging in your system, keep reading to learn what to expect from a CCD camera gear repair.

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

MRI Coil Damage Prevention 101

Posted by Stephen Loomis

Jul 5, 2018 2:55:00 PM

Proper MRI Coil Handling

When it comes to MRI machines, our service team has dealt with just about any kind of hiccup, setback, or outright failure you can imagine. What you might not imagine is how many of these problems can be traced back to damage caused by mishandling of coils.

The short video below features recommendations for handling MRI coils safely to prevent damage, preserve image quality, and save you and your team the cost and hassle of downtime.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

Philips Cath Lab Detector Size Comparison

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

May 22, 2018 12:51:15 PM

Philips Detector Comparison

If you're in the market for a cath lab, you know that detectors can make or break a system. Field of view and flexibility are important factors to consider when making your final choice. You may also know about GE's three-prong approach to providing physicians cath detector options that fit their varying specialties. When it comes to providing these same options, Philips has taken a different approach with their Allura XPER FD10 and Allura XPER FD20 cath lab detectors. 

In the short video below, we'll break down for you the intended uses and unique aspects of Philips Allura XPER detectors.

Already have a Philips cath lab model in mind? Click here to learn more and get a quote.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Parts

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

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