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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

Hologic DEXA HV Tank Troubleshooting

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Jan 5, 2018 3:00:27 PM

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Is your Hologic DEXA machine locking up, tripping breakers, or showing streaks and lines in your scanning field? If any of these problems are happening regularly at your facility, your system might have a failing high voltage (HV) tank. The high voltage tank is a major component of your DEXA system, and its failure can cause downtime in your patient schedule. Fortunately, these tanks are readily available on the secondary market and, with a few troubleshooting steps, you can determine if yours is suspect. We'll share below what you should look for to determine if your Hologic DEXA HV tank is on its way to failure.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts, Bone Densitometer, Medical Imaging Service Training

How to Find Software Options on a Siemens Sensation 64 CT

Posted by Paul Crawford

Dec 22, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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If you intend to buy or sell a used Siemens Sensation 64 (or any other CT scanner for that matter) one of the most important things you will need to know is which software options are enabled on the system. This information will tell you, or your future buyer, which specialties and procedures the scanner is equipped to perform as well as help you set reasonable expectations for pricing.

Luckily, in the case of the Sensation 64, this information can be found and recorded in four simple steps. Read below to learn how it's done.

Know whic software options you need/have? Click here to start your buying or selling conversation.




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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Selling Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Service Training

How to Change Batteries on an OEC 9800 or 9900 C-Arm

Posted by Jordan Clark

Dec 5, 2017 10:40:00 AM

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As anyone who owns a cellphone can tell you: batteries don't last forever! Even rechargeable batteries, like the ones in an OEC 9800 or 9900 C-arm, have a shelf life that will one day run out and leave a device powerless.

Fortunately, these batteries generally last quite a while. On top of this, the system will warn you that it's not charging correctly with a "charger fail" error message on the C-arm's readout. However, if your site's number has come up and your batteries have bitten the dust altogether, we've got a video that just might be some news you can use.

Watch the video below to learn how to change the batteries on an OEC 9800 or 9900 C-arm. Please note: the procedures demonstrated in this video should be performed by engineering or biomedical personnel.

Need OEC batteries now? Click here to get them on their way!

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm, Medical Imaging Service Training

How to Access Your Hologic DEXA Error Logs

Posted by Jason Block

May 17, 2017 4:22:00 PM

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If you've been experiencing issues with your Hologic DEXA system, one of the first places to check for more information on the problem is your system's error logs. Accessing these shows the error code for the problem- valuable information to pass on if you need to place a service call. 

Having the error code in hand, enables an engineer to have parts sent ahead or to bring them along, allowing for the system to be repaired in a single visit. This is the fastest way to get your system back up and running. 

Here is a short video to guide you through where to find your Hologic DEXA’s error log so you can better inform your service provider and empower them to get you scanning again ASAP.

Need DEXA Support now? Click here to reach our Service Team.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Bone Densitometer, Medical Imaging Service Training

How Much Does Bloodborne Pathogens Training Cost?

Posted by Gabe Viscomi

Aug 5, 2015 2:45:00 PM

If you manage any kind of healthcare facility, you already know that OSHA requires you to train your team in bloodborne pathogen (BBP) exposure prevention and accidental exposure response. What you're probably wondering now is how much you should be paying for that training.

The good news is that there are BBP training options that can fit literally any budget. The not-so-good news is that some of them take more work than others. Below, we take a look at what content is included in several options as well as the time and effort involved to administer them for compliance.

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Topics: Medical Imaging Compliance, Medical Imaging Service Training

    
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