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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

How Much Does It Cost to Relocate an MRI Machine?

Posted by Nicole Kreager

Jan 30, 2018 10:15:00 AM

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Expanding? Remodeling? Moving? Whether down the hall or to another state, when the time comes for your MRI scanner to relocate to a new home, Block Imaging can manage and execute the process for you, from start to finish. Answering the question of how much the process will cost is another matter.

Relocating an MRI machine is a project involving many variables, each of which will affect overall cost. Below, we'll discuss those variables to help you know what to expect from your MRI relocation, in terms of both procedure and cost.

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

X-Ray Machine Installation Prep: Getting Started

Posted by Danny Fisher

Jan 4, 2018 1:00:00 PM

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Any time your facility purchases X-ray equipment, there are some big, important steps that need to be taken before it gets installed. Some of these are necessary to get you compliant with regulations in your area, some are needed to insure patient and tech safety, and others simply save you time, hassle, and money by making sure your X-ray room is ready to receive your new equipment as soon as it arrives.

Below, we'll help you learn what to expect from the X-ray compliance process, as well as from the room preparation process, namely which responsibilities are commonly held by an X-ray provider and which are likely to fall to you and your team.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, X-ray, Imaging Equipment Project Management

What Do I Do if I Can’t Find My FDA 2579 Form?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Aug 16, 2017 2:23:23 PM

So, here's a relevant, but completely hypothetical (unless you're living it right now) scenario for you: The FDA auditor is in your office, ready to inspect your X-ray imaging equipment, when you hear him say, “May I see a copy of the 2579 form for this system?” 

Do you know which form he's talking about (click here if you don’t)? If you do, do you know where it is? If your imaging facility can't provide a completed FDA 2579 form for each diagnostic X-ray system in the building, you can be written up in violation of federal requirements and may be subject to associated penalties.

If you aren't sure where your form is or if you even have one, don’t panic, we'll share with you below four different ways you can get your hands on another copy of your FDA 2579.

Never heard of FDA 2579? Find out about it here.

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Topics: Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, X-ray, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Project Management

Relocating Your CT Scanner: What You Need to Know

Posted by Simeon Lowe

Aug 2, 2017 4:29:38 PM

If you're considering relocating your current CT scanner, you're probably already aware that it's a move that can save you significant dollars and improve the care you're able to deliver across multiple facilities. If it's your first time relocating, however, you may not be aware of all of the steps, requirements, and "moving parts" of a project like this.

As an equipment and service provider, Block Imaging has performed hundreds of imaging system relocations over the last 20 years. To help you better prepare for your upcoming relocation, we'll share below some of the tips and pointers first-time relocaters need in advance for a smoother CT move and a quicker turnaround to installation and scanning in the system's new home.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Project Management, CT Scanner

Hospital Relocating Imaging Equipment? 3 Tips to Save Time, Money, Stress

Posted by Jason Crawford

Jul 7, 2017 9:44:11 AM

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When your hospital decides it's time to upgrade that 64-slice CT to the latest and greatest 256-slice CT, before you trade in, take a minute to think about all the ways the 64-slice could be utilized within your healthcare system. More and more healthcare systems are discovering opportunities to keep systems they may have previously traded in and deploy them in outpatient or rural hospital settings.  

If you represent a hospital ready to relocate a piece of imaging equipment, here are some tips that will save you time, money, and stress:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Project Management

    
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