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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.

~ Block Imaging Team

Mammography vs. Breast MRI for Breast Cancer Detection

Posted by Garth Immelman

Dec 20, 2017 10:07:00 AM

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Many of our readers have asked us the question: “What’s the difference between getting a breast MRI versus a regular mammogram using a mammography machine?” This is a great question, the answer to which highlights the separate strengths of these modalities.

Each machine has its advantages and disadvantages that result in one being more suitable for general screening (mammography) and the other more suitable for diagnosis and staging (MRI).

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Topics: MRI, Mammography

Siemens Novation X-Ray Tube: Lifespan, Signs of Failure, Replacement

Posted by Chad Seelye

Dec 18, 2017 11:07:00 AM

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If you use a Siemens Mammomat Novation, there's a P40 MOW-100G tube inside it producing your X-rays and, like any X-ray tube, that P40 will require replacement periodically over the course of your system's life. If you've been in the field even a few years, this is a fact you're probably already be aware of.

As you continue to serve patients with your Novation, it'll be helpful for you to know how long you can expect your X-ray tube to last and what cost you can expect when the time comes to replace it. To that end, we'll share the details below based on the experiences of our engineering team and service customers, as well as current parts market pricing.

Need to order a tube or other mammo parts now? Click here for a quote in minutes.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Mammography

Hologic Dimensions: Bridging the 3D Mammography Gap

Posted by Jason Block

Dec 15, 2017 3:45:37 PM

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Given the FDA's relatively recent approval of 3D tomo mammography and the high-end price tags on new 3D mammo systems, the technology hasn't been, in a financial sense, widely accessible to many smaller, lower-volume imaging facilities. Now, however, with Hologic's "gap" product- the upgradeable Dimensions 2D- finding its way onto the secondary market, the scene has changed and accessibility has increased.

In the video below, we'll give you some background on the Dimensions product line as well as how it can help you move from 2D to 3D digital mammography more affordably than ever.

Have a digital mammo model in mind already? Click here to get a quote!

 

 

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Topics: Mammography

Hologic Selenia Detectors: Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Jason Block

Nov 21, 2017 11:40:00 AM

If you own a Hologic Selenia digital mammo, or are considering purchasing one, you probably already know that the digital detector is the most costly (if not the most vital) component in the entire system. If you should decide to keep the maintenance and repair of your system in-house, there are some details about these detectors that will be important for you to be aware of.

Keep reading to see vital Selenia detector details like part number, replacement cost, and average lifespan.

Need a Hologic Selenia detector now? Click here to send a replacement request to our Parts Team.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service, Mammography

Digital Detector Kit Upgrades Your Analog Mammography System

Posted by Jason Block

Nov 10, 2017 10:09:37 AM

Retrofit kits that allow a facility to upgrade analog X-ray machines with direct digital imaging capabilities have been around for years. Now, there is a kit that brings the same ease of upgrading to facilities currently using analog mammography units with film or CR cassettes. This upgrade kit is called Pearl, and we're positive that the benefits of upgrading will speak for themselves to any mammogram provider who is considering a step forward in their breast cancer screening technology. That said, we'll dive right in below with what a Pearl digital mammography upgrade kit is capable of and what those capabilities can mean for you and your patients.

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Topics: Mammography

    

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