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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 the Best Way to Ship Medical Imaging Equipment?

Posted by Danny Fisher

May 22, 2019 2:51:24 PM


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

What Size Room Do I Need for a Philips Cath Lab?

Posted by Danny Fisher

May 17, 2019 4:22:50 PM


Knowing the typical room dimensions for a Philips cath/angio lab is the first step toward deciding exactly which location you place the system in your new facility. Providing enough space for the equipment to exercise its full range of motion and for doctors and technicians to work is critical for patient care. Below we’ve listed recommended room dimensions for the most popular Philips Allura systems to help as you plan your next cath/angio lab installation.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Project Management

GE Cath Lab Room Dimensions

Posted by Danny Fisher

Apr 29, 2019 3:00:00 PM


Proper room dimensions for a GE cath/angio lab continue to be a topic of frequent discussion here in the Block Imaging project management department. We’ve been asked so many times, by so many people, that several of us got the dimensions tattooed on our forearms for quick reference. Later, in a deep fit of tattoo regret, we decided it would have been a better idea to simply post them on our blog- hence, the post you are reading right now. This article has been updated from a previous version to include the most recent room dimension recommendations for GE's cath lab product line, from the bread-and-butter Innova series to the newer IGS models. The only down side? We had to update our tattoos as well (ouch!)

If you are considering the purchase of a GE cath lab, you’ll want to check the size of the room you plan to have it installed in against the OEM recommendations in the table below. These recommendations are guidelines, not firm rules, but they can help you begin to plan for your incoming lab.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Project Management

What Should I Look to Include When Purchasing an MRI?

Posted by Josh Block

Apr 17, 2019 2:35:00 PM


When you make an MRI purchase, it’s not often that the MRI scanner itself is the only thing you’re paying for. Because of that, we looked back at our experiences partnering with imaging facilities around the world to help you ensure you’re getting everything you’ll really need.  

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

Incoterms: Rules for Moving a Medical Device

Posted by Micah Plimpton

Apr 17, 2019 12:47:48 PM


Moving a medical imaging device can be a big undertaking, both logistically and in terms of paperwork and regulatory compliance. Fortunately, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has provided some rules, known as Incoterms, to help. When used properly, Incoterms facilitate smooth transactions between trade partners. Below, we’ll share the Incoterms most relevant to imaging equipment transactions in more detail and discuss how they help buyers and sellers get equipment where it needs to go, safely.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Imaging Equipment Project Management

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