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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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GE Senographe Essential Digital Detectors: Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Vikki Dipple

Apr 4, 2019 1:10:00 PM

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In most regards, the detector is one of the most important components 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, Mammography

Digital Mammo Tube Price Cost Guide

Posted by Aly Boggs-Smitley

Mar 20, 2019 10:36:00 AM

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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, Mammography

OEM Support Ends for Selenia with Sun Ultra 45

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Mar 15, 2019 9:30:00 AM

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If you use a Hologic Selenia manufactured between January 19th, 2007 and December 7th 2012, you may remember the day the letter from Hologic's field service arm came to your mailbox with the dreaded news: your system was declared end of life (EOL), and Hologic would no longer support it after May 3rd, 2019. Or- maybe you don't remember and the title of this blog is a helpful, but alarming surprise for you. In any case, time's up and the time to arrive at a new service solution is upon you. We can help.

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Topics: Mammography

Mammography Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Mar 14, 2019 12:37:00 PM

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Mammography screening is the first, and best line of defense in detecting breast cancer early. This is why having a maintenance and repair plan in place for your mammography equipment is so important. When you have a plan, your facility can keep equipment downtime to a minimum, keep reimbursements, and reduce costs on replacement parts.

We've compiled current average pricing for one year of our most inclusive mammo service coverage plan, as well as broken down a few of the key factors that will be a part of determining your individual price, so you can know what to expect from independent service organizations as you plan and shop for your mammography machine's future maintenance and repair.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Mammography

What's Next for Fischer - Siemens Mammotest Users?

Posted by Jason Block

Jan 10, 2019 5:00:00 PM

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Due to an announcement from Carestream in late 2018 of their discontinuance of service for the Fischer/Siemens MammoTest stereotactic table, we've been fielding requests from an increasing amount of Mammotest users and renters concerned about ongoing service and support. If your facility is among those likely to be affected, there are several thoughts that may be going through your head: "Can we find another service provider? Do we need to consider another used/refurbished table option (i.e. Hologic Multicare)? Can we justify the purchase of a new Hologic Affirm 3D Prone Biopsy Table for 300k+?"

We want to let you know that there are several ways Block Imaging can help alleviate the issue. Keep reading to see several capabilities you can take advantage of to continue offering breast biopsy procedures in your area.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Mammography

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