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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

Siemens RFPA Failure? 4 Common Reasons Why and Solutions

Posted by Beka Fetters

Dec 14, 2017 5:00:00 PM

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In the world of MRI, radio frequency power amplifier (RFPA) failure is a relatively common problem. An example is the Siemens E6 Dora (part #4753062), found on their Harmony and Symphony models. We’ve spoken with Dora specialists and learned the four most likely causes of failure. Coincidentally, we’ve also learned what you should do when your E6 Dora fails and the best thing you can do to help prevent Dora failure. Sit back and let us give you the low down

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

Decoding the Megalix Cath/Angio X-Ray Tube

Posted by Garth Immelman

Dec 12, 2017 1:00:00 PM

If your facility uses a Siemens cath/angio lab like the Axiom Artis, the Multistar, or the Angiostar, you've got a Megalix X-ray tube. As with any X-ray tube, the Megalix will require replacement from time to time. When you start to shop around for your replacement, you're likely to come across a variety of product descriptions for the types of Megalix tubes in circulation. These descriptions are made up of numbers and abbreviations that might not make a whole lot of sense at first. We've broken down what they mean so that you can be more informed as you make your next major component purchase.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Parts

CT Tube Lifespan: Akron B and Akron Q

Posted by Paul Crawford

Dec 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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If your facility is using or considering a Siemens or Philips water-cooled CT scanner, you should note that these systems are equipped with one of two kinds of  Akron X-ray tubes; the Akron B or the Akron Q.

Scanners using the Akron B:

  • Siemens Volume Access
  • Siemens Volume Zoom
  • Siemens Sensation 4
  • Philips MX8000 Dual
  • Philips MX8000 4

Scanners using the Akron Q:

  • Siemens Sensation 10
  • Siemens Sensation 16
  • Philips MX8000 IDT 10
  • Philps MX8000 IDT 16

As with any X-ray tube, the Akron will need to be replaced periodically. In light of this fact, the question becomes, "How long can I expect an Akron CT tube to last?" Below we'll tell you what kind of lifespan you can expect from your Akron tube as well as how much you can expect to pay to replace it.

Need a CT scanner tube now? Click here to submit a request and receive a quote.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts

CT Tube Lifespan: Dura 202 and Dura 422

Posted by Chad Seelye

Nov 27, 2017 10:37:00 AM

As you learn what to expect from your CT scanner in terms of parts and service costs, one of the most important things you can know is the average lifespan for your X-ray tube model. On any CT, the tube is a part that will need to be replaced periodically and is also one of the most expensive to replace.

If you're scanning with a Siemens Emotion CT from 1-16 slices, you're using one of two types of Dura CT tubes. Below, we'll share with you the average lifespan, average replacement cost, and part numbers of the Dura 202 and Dura 422 CT tubes.

Need a CT tube now? Click here to submit a request and get a quote.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

Hologic Selenia Detectors: Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Jason Block

Nov 21, 2017 11:40:00 AM

If you own a Hologic Selenia digital mammo, or are considering purchasing one, you probably already know that the digital detector is the most costly (if not the most vital) component in the entire system. If you should decide to keep the maintenance and repair of your system in-house, there are some details about these detectors that will be important for you to be aware of.

Keep reading to see vital Selenia detector details like part number, replacement cost, and average lifespan.

Need a Hologic Selenia detector now? Click here to send a replacement request to our Parts Team.

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Topics: Mammography, Imaging Equipment Parts

    
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