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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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Does My MRI Service Agreement Include MRI Coil Coverage?

Posted by Alyssa Culp

Jun 25, 2019 3:42:00 PM

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If you're considering purchasing MRI scanner service coverage, you're probably wondering how much, if any, of that coverage extends to your scanner's coils. That's a great question, and one that our service department hears all the time.

Watch the video below to learn what is and isn't covered when it comes to MRI coils as part of your full MRI service agreement.
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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

Common Errors on the OEC 9800 & How to Address Them

Posted by Alyssa Culp

Jun 20, 2019 2:25:11 PM

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If you use an OEC 9800 C-arm you're already familiar with the twenty little arrows that scroll across the display on your system during boot-up. You probably also already know there are 20 different sequences of those arrows that indicate different problems your 9800 may be having. As C-arm service providers we're no strangers to any of the 20 sequences, but we can definitely say that some of them come up more often than others.

Below, we'll share with you the three most common errors users see on the OEC 9800 and some steps you can take to help clear them up and get back to scanning.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

What's Included in Imaging Equipment Preventative Maintenance, Really?

Posted by Kelley Tomlinson

Jun 14, 2019 5:05:00 PM

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It should come as no surprise that your imaging equipment, just like a vehicle, requires regular maintenance to keep running.  With a car, your transmission needs to be flushed, oil changed, filters cleaned, and windshield wiper fluid topped off. But sometimes, when we pick our vehicles up from a garage (and nearly every time when we see the bill) we begin to wonder exactly what was done to our cars. It is no different with medical imaging equipment.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts

What Is an MRI Quench?

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jun 13, 2019 12:20:13 PM

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If you’ve been in an MRI facility, you've probably noticed a large red button in a conspicuous place. Did you feel the urge to press it? Did you wonder what would happen if you did? Maybe, but you'd NEVER actually press it – because you are not 7 years old, right? What you were looking at was, essentially, the MRI’s “Off” button. Turning an MRI off can be done in a couple different ways: one that's slower, easier on the machine, and a whole lot cheaper, but the big, red button is by far the more exciting. It even has a cool name: "quench". If you're unsure of what happens when an MRI quenches, this blog is for you!

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

What to Expect for Your MRI Coil Repair

Posted by Aly Boggs-Smitley

May 31, 2019 4:40:00 PM

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You’ve been minding your p’s and q’s- your air conditioner is keeping things in the low 70’s, your helium level is in the low 90’s, and your service group has done a PM on your MRI every quarter since you had it installed around three years ago. You’ve been the perfect magnet owner. So what did you do to deserve MRI coil problems? The answer is: probably nothing.

Chances are, all that uptime, the trouble-free scans, and the wear and tear on your MRI coils have led you to the sad eventuality of coil failure. So now what?

We’re happy to say that you can most likely get your full range of scanning capabilities back without replacing your damaged coils, and that we can help you with it! Of course, a claim like this raises some questions. Luckily, we’ve heard many of them before. So, to clear a few things up, here’s the skinny on what you can expect when you order an MRI coil repair through Block Imaging Parts & Service.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

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