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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

I Bought a C-Arm. What Do I Need to Do Next?

Posted by Micah Plimpton

Feb 22, 2019 3:40:00 PM


Between the time you purchase your C-arm system and the time you can scan your first patient with it, there are a number of things that need to happen. Some of these responsibilities fall to your equipment provider, but others will fall to you and/or your team.

Below you'll find which responsibilities are yours, which are your installer's, and a few tips that will help you prepare for the arrival of your C-arm and begin serving patients with it sooner.

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Project Management, Medical Imaging Compliance

X-Ray in Use Light: Prepping for Your X-Ray System Installation

Posted by Brian Townsend

Apr 26, 2017 3:00:00 PM

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In many areas, government regulations require a warning light outside radiological exam rooms to indicate when X-rays are being produced. Most often, these lights are behind a lens with the words "X-RAY IN USE" printed right on it. It's a safety precaution that helps eliminate unnecessary radiation exposure to anyone who may pass through an active X-ray area.

As an X-ray equipment provider, we get plenty of questions about X-ray in use lights. Today, we're going to bring some clarity on the topic with answers to the questions we get most often.

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Topics: X-ray, Medical Imaging Compliance

Medical Imaging Accreditation FAQ

Posted by Randy Bolenbaugh

Dec 8, 2016 11:30:00 AM

We at Block Imaging have been receiving a growing number of questions related to accreditation and what it means exactly. Listed below are some of the most common questions and concerns we’ve been hearing along with brief answers to help lend some clarity on the topic. For more definitive answers, we recommend contacting one of the organizations linked below.


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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Compliance

RoHS Compliance: What It Means for Used Equipment

Posted by Adam Desjardins

Feb 22, 2016 12:41:56 PM

If you deal with medical imaging equipment and Europe, you’ve probably heard of RoHS, and if you haven’t yet, you should do your homework, because it could mean big changes in the way you do business. RoHS stands for “Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment.” It’s the latest directive from the European Union that is meant to reduce the presence of certain substances found in all types of electronics in EU member countries. Lead, mercury, and several other materials fall under the RoHS (pronounced row-haas at the cocktail parties) directive. 

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Topics: medical imaging news, Medical Imaging Compliance

Medical Device Excise Tax Update 2016

Posted by Adam Desjardins

Dec 17, 2015 4:42:55 PM


In what has become an annual trend, Congress has passed an annual funding bill at the last minute. The bill is massive in both scope and page count and extends close-to-current levels of funding for another year. While the idea of our representatives in Congress voting on thousand-page bills just hours after they are released is disconcerting, this version of the omnibus bill does provide some relief to the medical imaging equipment industry. Keep reading to learn what you can expect from the Medical Device Excise Tax (MDET) in 2016.

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Topics: medical imaging news, Medical Imaging Compliance

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