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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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Low mA Error on Your OEC 9800 or 9900 C-Arm? It Could Be These Parts...

Posted by Alyssa Birchmeier

May 29, 2020 3:13:56 PM

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So, you're seeing the ambiguous "low mA" error on your OEC C-arm? This particular error is tricky because there are so many things that can cause it. The good news is, there are lots of field service engineers who are familiar with OEC systems, and there are plenty of replacement parts available too.

While we don't recommend you try to resolve this error yourself, we want to help you know what kind of costs you can expect when the time comes to replace parts, and direct you to where you can find help to clear the low mA error from your C-arm and get the parts you need.

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

Open MRI Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

May 22, 2020 3:00:00 PM

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When you begin budgeting for a major equipment project, don't make the classic mistake of forgetting about ongoing service. A good plan for equipment upkeep is every bit as important to ROI as any bell and/or whistle feature you might be considering. As the title of this article suggests, we'll be focusing on service budgets for open MRI, comparing costs with an independent provider like Block Imaging to costs for OEM service. Before we get into the numbers, though, we'll walk you through the factors that service providers look at when they determine pricing. Being aware of these will help you manage your expectations and streamline the service shopping process.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

CMS Emergency Declaration Waiver: Hospitals Can Flex Maintenance Rules

Posted by Jeff Roberts

May 19, 2020 1:00:00 PM

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COVID-19 response has placed a heavy, sometimes overwhelming burden on healthcare facilities across the US. With additional work, care, and precautions becoming a part of everyday life, there are many on the medical front lines who are feeling stretched a little thin these days. That's why we're pleased to share a recent measure from CMS that offers some areas of relief.

Keep reading to learn more about how your imaging team can find some flexibility in their workflow through the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers from CMS.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Medical Imaging News

Cath/Angio Lab Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

May 15, 2020 4:30:00 PM

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Whether you've made your pick or are still shopping for the best cath/angio system, to keep it running at maximum uptime, you'll need to get yourself a service agreement. But how much should you expect to pay?

To help you budget, we share the average annual cath lab service cost from an independent provider, below. And, to help you see how much you can save, we'll include the average OEM service cost for comparison.

Before we share those numbers though, we want to explain some of the factors that will affect the price your service provider quotes you. The more you know about these details, the more accurate your expectations and your budget will be.

Still shopping systems? Browse our cath lab inventory here.

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Topics: Cath/Angio, Imaging Equipment Service

MRI Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

May 8, 2020 4:30:00 PM

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An important piece of research for any imaging equipment project is finding your options for service and building a budget forecast for your system's ongoing upkeep. As the title of this article suggests, we'll be focusing on the latter. Before we get into the average price ranges on the market, we'll walk you through the factors that often play a hand in determining the actual amount a prospective service provider quotes a customer. Knowing more about these will help you manage your expectations as well as simplify your conversations with providers.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

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