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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

What New Tax Laws Mean for Imaging Equipment Deductions

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Mar 1, 2018 4:23:35 PM


With new tax laws having just gone into effect, the tax landscape for organizations considering capital equipment purchases has changed in a significant way. Now, a buyer can take an immediate 100% depreciation on the purchase of a piece of used equipment; even equipment that has been fully depreciated by the previous owner. This has caused a stir in several industries (most notably aircraft sales) where the Wall Street Journal predicts, "It could mean a shuffling of assets by companies purely for tax reasons and mergers and acquisitions that exploit new tax edges."1 

We don't expect to see assets shuffling wildly in the medical imaging field, given the logistics of relocating the big metal modalities, but we do expect to see some facilities that have been biding their time on upgrades jumping into the market this year to take advantage of their new option for depreciation and deduction. Take a look at the examples below to see the difference.

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Topics: medical imaging news

The New Section 179 Outlook: Best Ever?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Dec 1, 2016 3:45:44 PM

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Back in December 2015, the Section 179 deduction was raised to up to $500,000 on qualifying purchases under $2,000,000. The deduction rate (up from a drastic forecast the previous year of a mere $25,000) was retroactive for equipment purchased and installed in 2015 and will continue for purchases made throughout 2016. The 50% bonus depreciation, available in previous years, was also reinstated and kicks in once expenditures hit the 500k mark.

All of this is great news for anyone who has purchased or will purchase in the last bit of 2016, but what about 2017? For those who have followed Section 179, the deduction has changed quite a bit over the years and seems to be perennially on the table for more change. Well, now there’s more to the story that could make right now through December 31, 2017 the most advantageous Section 179 scenario yet.

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Topics: medical imaging news

GE Global Services: IAMERS Q & A Recap

Posted by Josh Block

Oct 5, 2016 9:10:35 AM


Two months ago, we published a blog about a letter from GE declaring "non-base" software options on GE systems non-transferrable. In that blog, we mentioned our expectation of finding more details on that development in an upcoming trip to the IAMERS meeting in Portugal. Well, we're back from Portugal, and, as promised, we're going to share with you what we learned.

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Topics: medical imaging news

Meet the New

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Sep 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM


Your destination for everything medical imaging equipment, parts & service.
Research used equipment for sale. See discounted parts. Increase uptime & save.

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GE Letter Declares "Non-Base" Software Options Non-Transferable

Posted by Josh Block

Aug 3, 2016 12:00:00 PM


Over the last 30 days, third-party imaging equipment and service providers around the world have received copies of a letter from GE Healthcare notifying them of an unprecedented move to restrict sellers from including "non-base" software options with the sale of a previously-owned GE imaging system.

What the Letter Says

The core premise of this move is summed up in the letter as follows:

"Please be aware, unless otherwise explicitly stated by GE Healthcare in writing, software that is not part of the equipment's base system standard operating software is non-transferable and only the original equipment purchaser has a non-exclusive, limited license to use such software."

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Topics: medical imaging news, CT Scanner

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