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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

Does My Hologic Selenia Need an External UPS?

Posted by Matt Bushart

May 12, 2017 9:20:00 AM

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Just like any other device that runs on electricity, mammography equipment is vulnerable to power disruptions- disruptions that can lead to data loss or even equipment damage. This is why so many Hologic Selenia users and buyers ask us whether or not they should protect their systems with an external UPS. We'll answer that, and other Selenia UPS questions below.

 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service, Mammography

Hologic Selenia Mammography Paddles: Which Are "Standard"?

Posted by Jason Block

Apr 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Anyone considering the purchase of a Hologic Selenia mammography system expects it to come with some compression paddles, and rightfully so. Buying a mammo without paddles is a little like buying a car without tires- you can't get anywhere without them. But, in a marketplace where dozens of paddle varieties are available, which types should a buyer look for? Which types might be considered a "standard" set of paddles for the Selenia?

While there really isn't a universally agreed upon standard paddle set, there are a number of paddles used so frequently by technologists that they could be considered standard on a de facto basis. The video below will fill you in on which mammography paddles are likely to be included in a Hologic Selenia purchase.

Need mammography paddles or other parts? Click here to contact our parts team and request what you need.

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Topics: Mammography

Hologic Selenia X-Ray Tube Types: Which One Do You Need?

Posted by Jordan Clark

Apr 20, 2017 11:48:00 AM

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If you own a Hologic Selenia digital mammography system, there's something you may not know about your X-ray tube that will be important when it comes time to replace it: It's one of two types manufactured for the unit, and they are not interchangeable,

Below, we'll break down the difference between the two types and give you two ways you can confirm with your parts supplier that you'll be getting the correct replacement tube the next time you order.

Need a Hologic Selenia Tube now? Click here to submit a request to our Parts Team.


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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service, Mammography

Digital Mammography Equipment Price/Cost Info [2017 Update]

Posted by Jason Block

Mar 9, 2017 3:27:00 PM

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Purchasing digital mammography equipment is a significant capital equipment expenditure. This is especially true if you don't consider the options and the savings available on the secondary market. Digital systems from some of the most prominent manufacturers in women's health are available refurbished at significantly lower prices than buying new,

The video below reveals current average pricing for the most popular digital mammography equipment favailable on the secondary market from both GE and Hologic.

Click here for a custom quote on digital mammography systems.

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

Hologic Selenia Detectors: Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Jason Block

Jan 25, 2017 4:31:07 PM

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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

GE Essential vs. Hologic Selenia: Digital Mammography Unit Comparison

Posted by Jason Block

Nov 10, 2016 11:15:00 AM

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At present, two of the more prominent players in digital mammography are GE and Hologic. If you're in the market for a digital mammo system, you won't get very far into your product homework before seeing both of these names surface.

For those of you that are considering the secondary market for a late-model, large-detector mammo unit, the latest used systems that you're likely to find from these manufacturers are the Senographe Essential from GE and the Selenia from Hologic.To help you learn more, we've compiled a side-by-side comparison of some of the key features of these systems.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Mammography

3 Tips to Maximize the Life of Your Mammo Unit

Posted by Jason Block

Oct 7, 2016 11:38:36 AM

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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

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

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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

    

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