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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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MRI Helium Refills and Boil-off Rates: The Top Six Magnets

Posted by Steve Rentz

Aug 7, 2019 3:35:00 PM

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Anyone considering the purchase of an MRI machine should know that a healthy cooling system is essential to the maintenance and performance of their magnet. This means, among other things, keeping an eye on your helium level and getting refills at the proper time. Unfortunately, because there are so many different types of magnets in use today, and each of them experiences helium loss (AKA, boil-off) at a different rate, there is no one-size-fits-all prescription for when this needs to happen.

To help those of you comparing magnets and those of you looking to keep your existing magnet healthy, we've compiled helium boil-off rates for the top six magnets on the secondary market. These are the magnet types we see most often as a provider of used/refurbished MRI machines. Also included are a few pointers on refill rates and recommendations.

Need a helium refill for your MRI machine now? Click here to tell our team your MRI service needs.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

This Year's Top Imaging Service Articles

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Aug 7, 2019 10:15:00 AM

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So far, 2019 has been a productive year for the Block Imaging team in many ways. One of these is the production of content that imaging end users and engineers can turn to as a reference for better uptime, cost savings, or a deeper understanding of common service products.

To share some of the highlights of the last eight months, we've brought a baker's dozen of our top service articles together in one place for fast reference. No matter what modality you use, there's sure to be something helpful in this list.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment

How to Recover Siemens CT From 'Fatal Error in Reconstruction System'

Posted by Keith Rumley

Jul 19, 2019 3:15:00 PM

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If you use a Siemens CT scanner there's a chance you have seen, or may see in the future, an error message that reads, "Fatal Error in Image Reconstruction System". Of course, anything with the word "fatal" in it raises a sense of catastrophe, but often when it comes to Siemens CT, this error is not as severe as it may sound.

We'll show you two ways you can clear the "Fatal Error in Image Reconstruction System" from your Siemens CT scanner and get your facility back up and running.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service

The Best CT Scan Room Temperature and Humidity for Maximum Uptime

Posted by Tyler Schrauben

Jul 17, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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One of the topics our CT service customers seem most interested in is (no surprise) how they can maximize uptime for their scanner. There are several answers that contribute collectively to this, but we want to take the next few paragraphs to talk about one of the most important: scan room climate settings and environmental conditions.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service

Top Four MRI Scanner Service Problems and Solutions

Posted by Nicole Tervo

Jul 12, 2019 2:00:00 PM

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Perhaps you know what it's like when your MRI scanner is experiencing downtime; Your manager is foaming at the mouth, a line of grumpy patients is waiting at the front desk to reschedule, and that little vein that runs up the middle of your forehead is bulging like a bratwurst on the barbecue.

What can you do? Is all really lost?

Not at all! Some of the most common MRI-related problems are relatively simple to fix. So, take a deep breath (c’mon, deeper than that!) and let us blow away the MRI service blues with a knowledge bomb.

Below you’ll find four MRI service problems that have been reported to our Service Department time and again and ways to take care of them in as little time as possible.

Experiencing one of these problems right now? Click here to request MRI machine service.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

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