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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

3 Tips to Maximize the Life of Your Mammo Unit

Posted by Jason Block

Oct 7, 2016 11:38:36 AM

No piece of imaging equipment can last forever, but there are ways to achieve the next best thing- the longest possible operating life. With proper care, you can use your mammo longer and fetch a better resale price if you decide to upgrade in the future.

In our experience, the three most important things you can do to maximize the life of your mammo come down to environment, maintenance, and use. Here are the details on each:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Mammography

Digital Mammography Equipment Price/Cost Info [2016 Update]

Posted by Jason Block

Jul 29, 2016 12:30:00 PM

If you're looking to step up your mammography capabilities with digital equipment while saving your capital budget on the refurbished market, you're most likely to find yourself choosing from two leading brands: GE and Hologic.

The video below reveals average pricing for the most popular digital mammography equipment from both manufacturers available on the secondary market.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost, Mammography

GE XR/d and Senographe 2000D Workstations: Cost, Signs of Failure, and Replacement Info

Posted by Samantha Binder

Jul 28, 2016 12:06:19 PM

When GE developed their Senographe 2000D mammography system and their XR/d X-ray room, they partnered with Silicon Valley's Sun Microsystems (acquired in 2010 by Oracle) to provide workstations for both machines. The particular workstation in both of these cases was the Sun Ultra 10.

The Ultra 10 is a reliable platform but, just like any computer slogging through the day-in/day-out of a crowded patient schedule, there comes a point where a replacement will be necessary. 

Below, we'll break down the different types of Ultra 10 workstations, what causes them to fail, and the solution when you experience workstation failure on your 2000D or XR/d.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, X-ray, Parts & Service, Mammography

Mammography Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Stephen Loomis

May 10, 2016 3:44:57 PM

A reliable mammography system is an imaging facility's first, and best tool for breast cancer detection. This is precisely why it's important to have a plan for regular preventative maintenance and for repairs when unexpected equipment problems arise. With a plan in place, your facility can minimize equipment downtime, avoid lost reimbursements, and save money on the cost of replacement parts.

To help you build your expectations of what it might cost to cover your equipment maintenance through an independent service organization (ISO), we've pulled together current price averages for one year of our most inclusive Full Service Coverage plan as well as broken down a few of the key factors that will be a part of determining your individual price.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Parts & Service, Mammography

Turning Used Digital Mammos into Refurbished Digital Mammos

Posted by Jason Block

Apr 28, 2016 4:04:01 PM

Buying a refurbished digital mammography machine means access to late-model technology at a much more affordable price than buying brand new. And, when your refurbishment is performed by a reputable provider, the condition of the system in question is comparable to what it was when the system first left the factory.

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Topics: Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Mammography

Digital Mammo Tube Price Cost Guide

Posted by Chad Seelye

Apr 5, 2016 12:58:29 PM

If your digital mammo machine's X-ray tube is on its way out or, perhaps, has already failed, you should know that contacting the original manufacturer for a replacement is just one of the sourcing options available to you. It is also, in the majority of scenarios, the most expensive one.

Below you'll find current average prices for X-ray tubes from the most popular digital mammography systems. Pricing for both new OEM and after-market tubes and used tubes from independent parts providers is included.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service, Mammography

GE Senographe Essential Digital Detectors: Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Vikki Dipple

Mar 3, 2016 1:01:09 PM

The detector is, arguably, the most important component on a digital mammography system. Not only is this true in terms of functionality and image quality, but also in terms of replacement cost.

If you own a GE Senographe Essential digital mammo, or are considering purchasing one, it will be helpful for you to know more details about this very special component. Keep reading to see vital detector details like part number, replacement cost, and average lifespan as well as how to make sure you get the correct detector version when the time eventually comes for your replacement.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service, Mammography

3 Reasons You Can Buy a Refurbished Hologic Selenia with Confidence

Posted by Jason Block

Jan 6, 2016 5:03:09 PM

Buying a Hologic Selenia mammography system from a third party is a good way to reduce cost. On the other hand, buying a system from the OEM is a good way to access a strong parts inventory and service engineers who know the equipment. But is there a way to split the difference? The answer: Yes. Consider refurbished.

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Topics: Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Mammography

How Much Does It Cost to Lease a Hologic Selenia?

Posted by Jason Block

Dec 10, 2015 3:01:57 PM

The Hologic Selenia product line is a leader in the digital mammography modality, and rightfully so. Selenias produce excellent images, "play well" with most PACS systems, parts and service are readily available, and they retain their resale value relatively well.

Those are all good reasons to consider purchasing a Selenia for the mammography needs at your imaging facility, but if the outright purchase price of a system is more than your equipment budget can handle, you may be tempted to throw up your hands and simply try to squeeze another year out of your old system. Before you do that though, we want you to know that there are other options.

Check out the table below to see lease pricing for refurbished Hologic Selenias with a variety of service coverage/warranty plans. Depending on your budget and the level of service coverage you're most comfortable with, one of the options below may be a good fit for your organization.

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Topics: Mammography

GE Mammography Equipment: Senographe 2000D vs Senographe DS vs Senographe Essential

Posted by Jason Block

Dec 7, 2015 3:45:43 PM

Over the last decade, the transition has been swift from analog to full field digital mammography. The following is a list and description of the three different options available in the GE digital mammography line-up. While each of the systems were designed with fast and comfortable positioning, accurate dose efficiency, image quality and digital connectivity in mind; there are a few differences to note.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Mammography


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