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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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How to Resolve an OEC C-Arm Precharge Voltage Error

Posted by Alyssa Culp

Feb 21, 2018 2:38:54 PM

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So, you power on your OEC 9800 or 9900 C-arm and step away for a moment to let it run its boot-up process. When you return, though, boot-up has frozen and the display on your doghouse (the control housing on top of your central column) reads "Precharge Voltage Error". What happened? And what can you do to resolve the error and get your C-arm booted up for the day's exams?

Don't worry! There's a simple explanation for your problem as well as a simple, do-it-yourself solution that clears most Precharge Voltage Errors.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

How to Import Images from Your Vieworks DR Panel

Posted by Mackenzie Dryer

Feb 14, 2018 10:40:11 AM

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Vieworks DR panels have internal memory that can store up to 100 images before you need to free up space for new images. If you use a Vieworks DR detector panel in your X-ray imaging suite and are not sure how to import images stored on your DR panel to your workstation computer, don't worry; the step-by-step, pictorial instructions in this blog post will guide you through the process.

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Topics: X-ray, Imaging Equipment Service

How Much Does It Cost to Relocate an MRI Machine?

Posted by Nicole Kreager

Jan 30, 2018 10:15:00 AM

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Expanding? Remodeling? Moving? Whether down the hall or to another state, when the time comes for your MRI scanner to relocate to a new home, Block Imaging can manage and execute the process for you, from start to finish. Answering the question of how much the process will cost is another matter.

Relocating an MRI machine is a project involving many variables, each of which will affect overall cost. Below, we'll discuss those variables to help you know what to expect from your MRI relocation, in terms of both procedure and cost.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Project Management

Hologic Multicare Declared "End of Life": What's Next for Multicare Users?

Posted by Stephen Loomis

Jan 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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If your facility has been performing breast biopsies with a Hologic Multicare stereotactic table, you know by now that Hologic has declared the Multicare to be "end of life" (EOL). We want to reassure you that this isn't as scary as the phrase itself sounds. It does mean that some things need to change at your facility, but it doesn't mean that you need to change now, or that your only option is to turn to the OEM

Using the recently EOL-ed Hologic Multicare stereotactic biopsy table as an example, we're going to share with you why OEMs use EOL designations, why EOL doesn't require an urgent response, and how EOL can actually benefit your operating budget.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts

Hologic DEXA HV Tank Troubleshooting

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Jan 5, 2018 3:00:27 PM

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Is your Hologic DEXA machine locking up, tripping breakers, or showing streaks and lines in your scanning field? If any of these problems are happening regularly at your facility, your system might have a failing high voltage (HV) tank. The high voltage tank is a major component of your DEXA system, and its failure can cause downtime in your patient schedule. Fortunately, these tanks are readily available on the secondary market and, with a few troubleshooting steps, you can determine if yours is suspect. We'll share below what you should look for to determine if your Hologic DEXA HV tank is on its way to failure.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts, Bone Densitometer, Medical Imaging Service Training

    
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