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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.

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Do C-Arm Rentals Include Service?

Posted by Sara Condra

Oct 23, 2020 3:56:49 PM

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If you're exploring the option of renting a C-arm, you probably have questions about how your system will be supported during your rental term. These are important considerations since, for some, your rental may stretch out over many months. In this post we'll offer some clarity on the questions: Do C-arm rentals include service? And what does service look like during a C-arm rental?

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Rental

When to Rent a C-Arm vs. Buy a C-Arm

Posted by Gary Dodge

Sep 30, 2020 2:45:00 PM

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When to rent a C-arm and when to buy

While it's always important to have the right tools for serving patients, sometimes budgeting for those tools can get complicated. This is especially true of imaging equipment like C-arms, where the up-front cost of an outright purchase can be daunting. Fortunately, there are other options available to the facility that needs to get work done now, but might not have surplus cash until later.

Keep reading to learn a few scenarios where you'll be better off buying a C-arm, as well as a few where you may want to put that purchase on the back burner and rent, at least for a while...

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Rental

What Kind of Facility Should Rent a C-Arm?

Posted by Sara Condra

Sep 18, 2020 12:45:00 PM

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We've said it before, but it bears repeating: purchasing is not the only (or always the best) option to get the equipment you need into your facility. To help those of you who may be considering renting a C-arm, we want to share some of the places we've seen C-arm rentals work better than purchases, or as well-timed options leading up to future purchases.

Keep reading to see if your facility type might be a good fit for renting a C-arm system. 

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Rental

C-Arm and X-Ray Rental vs. Subscription

Posted by Gary Dodge

Aug 19, 2020 11:15:00 AM

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Purchasing is not the only option to get the C-arm or X-ray equipment you need into your facility. But once you find alternatives like renting or subscribing, you may also find they look a lot alike. So, how do you decide which is the best fit for your needs?

To shed some light on the decision, we break down the differences between C-arm and X-ray rental and subscription plans below.

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Topics: C-Arm, X-Ray, Imaging Equipment Rental

What Does the Process of Renting an X-Ray Machine Look Like?

Posted by Sara Condra

Aug 14, 2020 11:30:00 AM

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Once you've decided that renting an X-ray system is a good fit for your facility, your next questions are probably about the process of getting that system into your facility, set up, and ready to scan patients.

To help you get answers to those questions, we've put together a quick overview of what to expect from the X-ray rental process. Please note, the process below is the one we use at Block Imaging. Things might not look exactly the same from other providers, but most of what you read here should be applicable to the experience you'll have with any reputable company offering imaging rentals.

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Topics: X-Ray, Imaging Equipment Rental

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