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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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How Much Does an Open MRI Scanner Weigh?

Posted by Jeremy Block

Nov 15, 2019 2:00:00 PM

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Getting a new open MRI scanner can be exciting: new capabilities, new ways to serve patients, and (maybe) eligibility for new reimbursements. But, before you go out and make an equipment purchase, you'll need to contain your excitement for a little while and sort out some logistics. Namely, you'll need to make sure just how much scanner your facility's infrastructure can handle.

With that need-to-know in mind, we've compiled the table below to show you the approximate system weight of the most popular open MRI scanners.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Project Management

CT Scanner Installation Process: What to Expect

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Nov 8, 2019 1:15:00 PM

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So, you’ve spent the past couple months poring over site drawings and working through construction issues and your site prep work has paid off: you're ready to accept delivery of your new CT scanner and begin installation!

As you move into this next phase of your CT scanner project, we want to help you know what to expect. Keep reading for more details on what exactly takes place during a CT scanner installation

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Project Management, CT Scanner

How Much Does it Cost to Rig an MRI Scanner?

Posted by Matt Bushart

Oct 30, 2019 1:15:00 PM

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MRI machine buyers, sellers, brokers- across the board, they all have questions about how much they're going to spend rigging a magnet. The real answer to these questions: Every situation is unique.

We know. That’s exactly the kind of cop-out answer you were hoping NOT to get when you began searching, but it’s all too true. So before you click your back button and return to that search results page to find a “straight answer”, we want you to know exactly what factors make this such a touchy number to come up with, and what information you should be prepared to offer when you begin shopping around for your MRI rigging project. 

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Project Management

7 Questions to Ask Before Buying Refurbished Medical Equipment

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Sep 24, 2019 1:15:00 PM

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Anyone considering the purchase of refurbished imaging equipment has saving money in mind. After all, getting more done with the same (or lower) budget is more important than ever. The secondary equipment market is the perfect place to achieve those goals, but beyond simply paying less, it's important to look for overall value and real cost-effectiveness. To that end, we'd like to share some tools that can help you find the refurbishment provider who will best fit your needs.

The following are seven questions you can ask a refurbishment provider to better understand what you can expect from their quality and the experience of working with them. After you check out the questions, stick around and download them for your reference in our handy PDF checklist resource.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Valuations, Imaging Equipment Solutions, Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Financing, Imaging Equipment Project Management

C-Arm Site Planning: What Size Room Do I Need?

Posted by Micah Plimpton

Sep 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM

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Because Block Imaging has installed so many refurbished C-arms, we have also been privy to the aches, pains, and woes of buying too much C-arm for the room(s) you had planned on putting it in. To help prevent all of that, we've compiled the ballpark dimensions of a typical full-sized C-arm machine and table, as well as several other considerations to bear in mind as you plan for your new system.

Much of what you’ll read is based on the measurements of an OEC 9800 with a 9” image intensifier. Given how common that model is, the specifications should be a great place to start in figuring the space needed for a number of models.

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Project Management

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