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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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Siemens Mobile MRI Machines Compared

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Apr 19, 2019 1:33:00 PM

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Siemens is a very popular manufacturer when it comes to which MRI machines mobile providers are installing in their trailers. Because of this, one of the questions we often receive from prospective mobile renters is, “What are the differences among Siemens’ 1.5T systems?”

To help answer that question, below we’ll compare the four 1.5T Siemens MRI systems you’re most likely to find in a mobile setting. 

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental, Mobile Imaging Equipment

How to Prepare Your Site for a Mobile PET/CT Rental

Posted by Mackenzie Dryer

Apr 5, 2019 12:15:00 PM

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As you and your provider plan out your mobile PET/CT rental, we hope site readiness is a big part of the conversation. Getting a mobile system operational at a new facility isn't exactly "plug-and-play". There are several items that need to be in place before the equipment is delivered.

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Topics: PET/CT, Imaging Equipment Rental

Who Are the Top Mobile Imaging Providers in the US?

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Mar 28, 2019 2:50:00 PM

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The mobile market has ebbed and flowed over the last two decades. In the early 2000’s, the demand for mobile routes expanded and technology upgrades grew the need for interim mobile options. The Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005 led to a significant decline in the demand for mobile service and yet, in the last several years, need for mobiles has risen again.

This current flow in mobile imaging has led to expanding and upgrading fleets to meet the needs of customers around the nation. But not all mobile fleets are built, maintained, or managed to the same standard. If you’re considering an interim mobile solution- whether long-term rental or starting with a day or two per week on a mobile route- we want to help you find the best provider for you, whether or not it's Block Imaging. The following guide to the top names in the mobile imaging space is designed to help narrow and simplify your search for an equipment provider. 

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental, PET Scanners, CT Scanner, Mobile Imaging Equipment

The Best Mobile MRI for Long-Term Rental

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Mar 27, 2019 10:50:00 AM

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In an earlier post, we shared the most important questions to ask when selecting an interim mobile MRI to cover for downtime or during a change-out of scanners. But when your "interim" is longer than most (or indefinite), choosing the right mobile MRI system isn’t driven as much by the make/model of the system being replaced or the inbound equipment being installed. In these long-term scenarios, the decision takes on more nuance. Regardless of the reason for deploying a mobile for a stint longer than 6 months, the following are our recommendations by category.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental, Mobile Imaging Equipment

How to Prepare for a Mobile MRI Rental

Posted by Josh Block

Dec 13, 2018 3:45:00 PM

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As with all imaging equipment, your MRI will eventually need to be upgraded or replaced to keep pace with new healthcare demands. If you've been in the field for a while, you're probably well aware of this and may have even been at your facility when the current MRI scanner was installed. If so, you're probably also well aware of the potential need for some extensive renovations.

Undergoing renovations is never fun, but not being able to serve patients or generate revenue is even less fun. So, what's done during construction?  Go mobile!

Ready to look into mobile MRI rental now? Click here to submit a request!

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental

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