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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

Power Requirements for Mobile Diagnostic Imaging Equipment

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Sep 18, 2018 9:20:00 AM

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Some of the most common questions we get from people looking for mobile equipment rentals are, "What kind of power does the system need?" and, "Where are the ethernet connections for internet and phone?" If you're about to embark on the search for your next mobile imaging solution and one (or both) of these questions crossed your mind, we've put together the short video below to get you the answer. Not every trailer is designed exactly the same, and the trailer in the video contains a CT scanner, but most trailers have a similar design to what you'll see here, regardless of manufacturer or which equipment modality is inside.

Click on the video below to see what kind of power connection a mobile trailer needs and where the ethernet connections on a mobile trailer are typically located. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, PET/CT, Cath/Angio, MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental, CT Scanner

Siemens MRI, GE CT: Top Picks for Mobile Imaging

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Sep 11, 2018 1:41:01 PM

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When the time comes to outfit a new unit in our mobile imaging fleet we have brand preferences for MRI and CT. It's not because equipment from other brands can't be installed in a trailer, and it's not because equipment from our preferred brands is unilaterally "better" than others. There are, however, a handful of qualities that give them an advantage in mobile settings. 

Below, we'll break down the reasons we prefer Siemens equipment for MRI trailers and GE equipment for CT trailers and why they mean a better experience for the imaging facilities that rent them. 

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental, CT Scanner

Portable X-Ray Rental: 3 Reasons Why

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jul 6, 2018 10:30:00 AM

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Portable X-ray systems are mainstays at hospitals, urgent care centers, and clinics alike. Many portable models are highly durable, reliable, and long-lasting, making them an asset that retains value for quite some time. Sometimes though, it might not make good economic sense to purchase one outright.

We'll discuss some of the scenarios where purchase might not be a good fit below, and share with you why considering a portable X-ray rental might be better.

Need a rental now? Click here to request a portable X-ray system.

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Topics: X-ray, Imaging Equipment Rental

What Happens During Mobile Imaging Trailer Refurbishment?

Posted by Zack Mitchell

May 14, 2018 9:06:41 AM

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The first time people contact us to rent mobile imaging equipment, questions often come up about the condition and the quality of the trailers. This stands to reason, as imaging trailers can sometimes see long trips between facilities and the same wear and tear that other vehicles encounter on the road. Worse- a facility may have even had a bad experience with a previous provider.

To answer these questions, and put renter's minds at ease, we've compiled the refurbishment steps used to ensure the quality, road-worthiness, and overall condition of imaging trailers available for rental from Block Imaging. Take a look at the steps below to see what you can expect.

Need to rent a mobile imaging unit now? Click here to request.

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Topics: Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Rental

Does My Mobile MRI or CT Rental Need a Covered Walkway?

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Apr 12, 2018 9:45:00 AM

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When facilities contact us about renting a mobile imaging system, they often ask about covered walkways for the short distances patients may be outdoors while entering the mobile trailer. Questions like, "Are covered walkways required?", "Are they included?", and, "What are the options?" frequently become part of the discussion. We're going to take the next few moments to answer those questions.

Keep reading to find out how covering the path from your permanent building to your rented mobile system might factor into your rental experience.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Rental

    
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