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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

My OEC 9800MD Joystick Won't Work!

Posted by Matt Bushart

Mar 14, 2018 3:15:00 PM

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So, you're new to using the OEC 9800MD. You've got it fired up, and you're eager to try out the remote-controlled movements from the remote user interface (RUI) but, no matter where you push the joystick, the C-arm doesn't move at all. What gives? 

Our service team has gotten calls like this from frustrated people before and, luckily, the most common solution is extremely simple. Take a look below to see what might be wrong and how you can fix it.

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

GE XRD Collimator: Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Chad Seelye

Mar 6, 2018 9:12:00 AM

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For the GE XRD (or any X-ray room, for that matter), proper collimator function is important not just for optimum image quality, but also for controlling radiation dose for patients and practitioners alike. Collimators generally last a long while, but degradation and eventual failure are still possibilities that any facility using X-ray equipment needs to be prepared to respond to.

Whether your XRD collimator is on the fritz right now or you simply like to stay informed and think ahead, the following information will help you build your cost expectations, know what problems to look for, and help ensure that the installation of a replacement collimator goes smoothly.

Need XRD parts now? Click here to request.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, X-ray

Top Five Hologic Selenia Replacement Parts

Posted by Jason Block

Feb 2, 2018 1:05:00 PM

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If you’ve come across this blog, you're probably either a) assessing your parts risk in owning a Hologic Selenia without comprehensive coverage, or b) dealing with a down system and hoping to save cost with used parts from third-party providers. Fortunately, this article is intended to help with both of those scenarios.

Keep reading to find part numbers, current average price ranges, and a handy ordering button for the five most commonly requested replacement parts for the Hologic Selenia digital mammography system.

Looking for a Selenia system? Click here to browse our digital mammo inventory. 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Mammography

Hologic Multicare Declared "End of Life": What's Next for Multicare Users?

Posted by Stephen Loomis

Jan 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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If your facility has been performing breast biopsies with a Hologic Multicare stereotactic table, you know by now that Hologic has declared the Multicare to be "end of life" (EOL). We want to reassure you that this isn't as scary as the phrase itself sounds. It does mean that some things need to change at your facility, but it doesn't mean that you need to change now, or that your only option is to turn to the OEM

Using the recently EOL-ed Hologic Multicare stereotactic biopsy table as an example, we're going to share with you why OEMs use EOL designations, why EOL doesn't require an urgent response, and how EOL can actually benefit your operating budget.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts

Straton Z CT Tube Lifespan and Cost

Posted by Chad Seelye

Jan 25, 2018 1:45:00 PM

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When it comes to service and maintenance for a CT scanner, the most important item to keep tabs on is the tube. On any CT, the tube is a part that will need to be replaced periodically .Coincidentally, it's also one of the most expensive to replace.

If you're scanning with a Siemens Sensation 64, you're using Siemens' proprietary Straton Z tube. Below, we'll share with you the average lifespan, average replacement cost, and part number of the Straton Z CT tube.

Need a Straton Z now? Click here for price and availability.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

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