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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.

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How Is Block Imaging Responding to Coronavirus?

Posted by Block Imaging

Mar 13, 2020 3:11:14 PM

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While the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, we at Block Imaging would like to share with our valued partners what we're doing as a company to keep you, your teams, and your patients safe during this pandemic.

As a global provider of medical equipment and parts and a service and mobile rental provider across the United States, we understand that we have a role to play in keeping hospitals and clinics serving patients. At the same time, we also understand that the movement of our personnel and goods through our own facilities and into yours needs to be handled with extra care. The following are the measures we're taking to provide that care:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging News

3 Basic Tips For Ordering Medical Imaging Parts

Posted by Aly Boggs-Smitley

Mar 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM

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You think to yourself, "Today's going to be a good day". Your biomed ordered the part they needed to fix your mammography system, it arrived bright and early, and you figure everything will be repaired by noon and you'll still have a chance of catching the matinee of that new Marvel movie (no shame- we watch 'em too).

As you approach the mammo unit, you smile at the techs. You pat your biomed on the back. But wait, the part they're holding looks a little different than the one inside the machine. Uh oh. As all of the heat in your body rises to your face, you realize this is not the correct part at all. How did this happen, and how can you make sure it won't happen again?

We hate to see delays in system repairs almost as much as you do. To minimize ordering mistakes and maximize the chances of getting the absolutely correct part, here are a few basic tips to keep in mind when you contact a vendor for medical imaging parts.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts

AIAT Information Explained for X-ray Equipment Installations

Posted by Trish Payne

Mar 6, 2020 4:30:00 PM

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If you've read somewhere, heard somewhere, or been told by someone that you need to get AIAT information for your medical imaging equipment, we're willing to bet your first response was, "Huh?" That's okay! You're certainly not alone (we get questions about it all the time) and you've come to the right place to have those initials decoded.

In the next few paragraphs, or in the video version (you TLDR types can just scroll down a bit), we'll give you the basics on AIAT: What it is, why you need it, and where you can get it.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts, Imaging Equipment Project Management

Siemens Straton CT Tubes Clarified

Posted by Chad Seelye

Feb 21, 2020 4:15:00 PM

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With four variations on the market, and only partial interchangeability among them, the Straton X-ray tube series for Siemens CT scanners has a tendency to cause some confusion among users. The brief video clip below will tell you which type of Straton tube is meant to be used with which type of Siemens CT, as well as an important tip for buying and installing a used Straton tube on your system.

The video clip covers the full line of Siemens Straton CT tubes, including:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Video

Cath Lab Parts & Service Costs

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Jan 9, 2020 12:00:00 AM

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As you do the technical and functional homework on your next cath lab purchasing decision, at some point, you’re more than likely to ask, “How much will this equipment cost me in ongoing maintenance?” That’s a good question to ask, since every cath lab needs preventative maintenance (PM) and, eventually, repairs and component replacements. To that end, we’re ready to offer a good answer at a couple different levels of risk tolerance. 

Read below to get ballpark costs for maintaining your cath lab on either a time and materials basis, or under a comprehensive coverage contract.

Have a cath lab model in mind? Browse our current inventory of cath labs and get a quote!

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts

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