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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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What Is "Unistrut" & Why Does My Medical Facility Need It?

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Jul 19, 2019 11:16:00 AM

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If your facility is going to have medical imaging equipment installed, and that equipment has any ceiling-mounted components- you're probably going to see the word "Unistrut" somewhere among the plans for your project. You may already have it. You may have to have a contractor install it. In either case, you're going to need it.

In the following passages, we'll give you the scoop on what Unistrut is, why it's so important, and how it needs to be handled to ensure that you and your equipment come out with successful installation of an imaging system that's ready to serve.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Project Management

1.5T MRI Suite Size Requirements

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jul 18, 2019 10:10:00 AM

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Most people have more than a few questions right out of the gate as they consider an imaging project, especially when they're looking at an MRI scanner. When considered against all other modalities, MRI is one of the most involved in terms of logistical challenges, site planning, and technical knowledge. 

Part of being prepared for a project is about asking the right questions and fully understanding the answers.  One of these questions should be (scratch that, MUST be): “How big of a room do I need for my MRI suite?” Keep reading for some basic tips and pointers that will help you build more accurate expectations for your MRI scanner project.

Choosing the Best Contractor for Your Medical Facility Construction

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Project Management

FDA 2579 Form: What Is It And Where Do I Get One?

Posted by Danny Fisher

Jul 11, 2019 9:38:00 AM

I get calls every week from people at imaging facilities saying in panicked voices, “My physicist is here and he is looking for some form that I am supposed to have; some kind of FDA Form?” Does this sound familiar to you? 

I 'm sure the mere presence of the initials “FDA” is the main reason there is a trace of panic in the person's voice, but the situation isn't as dire as it may seem. Don’t get me wrong, the FDA 2579 form is a very important form and definitely has to be filled out and kept on record. It is, however, very easy to obtain.

Let me answer the 2579 questions I get most often so that you can have the documentation you need, when you need it.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Imaging Equipment Project Management

How to Pack and Ship a Digital Detector

Posted by Ben Rolff

Jul 2, 2019 3:56:14 PM

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Shipping items with high value, like digital imaging detectors, can be a nerve-racking task. With FedEx, UPS, DHL, and other delivery services like them moving millions of packages each day, it's all but guaranteed that some items will get tossed, bumped, or dropped in transit. Fortunately, there are materials and precautions that can help.

The following are the steps and materials Block Imaging uses to ensure safe delivery of the digital detectors we provide to users, engineers, and installers around the world. If you have a detector need, you can be sure the steps below will be followed to protect your purchase. If you intend to ship a detector for any reason, taking similar steps will dramatically reduce your risk too.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Imaging Equipment Project Management

What Is the Best Way to Ship Medical Imaging Equipment?

Posted by Danny Fisher

May 22, 2019 2:51:24 PM

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What is the best way to ship medical imaging equipment? The short answer: it depends. There are several factors at play when you and your equipment provider discuss shipping methods. Each method fits a specific set of circumstances. There may be several good options for your particular purchase, or they may be only one that ticks all the boxes. Keep reading for a brief on each method and which scenarios they're the best pick for.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Project Management

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