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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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How Much Does It Cost to Buy a Mobile MRI Machine?

Posted by Josh Block

Jun 6, 2019 12:51:09 PM

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We recently shared in another blog article how much it costs to rent a mobile MRI machine. Naturally, this begged the question from a number of people, "How much does it cost to buy a mobile MRI machine?" We'll answer that today.

The US mobile market is both cyclical and nuanced. In the early 2000’s, mobile route providers were growing like crazy and the supply couldn’t keep up with the demand. From 2007-2015, as many care providers brought MRI in-house, the mobile supply outweighed the demand and market pricing fell.   

Given these market dynamics, the following prices are based on mobiles that were built, refurbished, or upgraded in 2015 or later.

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Topics: MRI, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost, Mobile Imaging Equipment

Mobile Imaging Providers vs. Mobile Imaging Brokers

Posted by Zack Mitchell

May 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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In the mobile imaging environment there are two types of services: mobile imaging providers and mobile imaging brokers. Both have value and a purpose in connecting healthcare needs with a solution, but they aren't quite the same in how they do it. Mobile providers and brokers both take responsibility in giving access to mobile imaging equipment to healthcare providers and, ultimately, patients. The difference, then?  The ownership of the imaging equipment. 

Below, we'll share how the difference between mobile imaging providers and brokers plays out for users and their needs.

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Topics: Mobile Imaging Equipment

Siemens Mobile MRI Machines Compared

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Apr 19, 2019 1:33:00 PM

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Siemens is a very popular manufacturer when it comes to which MRI machines mobile providers are installing in their trailers. Because of this, one of the questions we often receive from prospective mobile renters is, “What are the differences among Siemens’ 1.5T systems?”

To help answer that question, below we’ll compare the four 1.5T Siemens MRI systems you’re most likely to find in a mobile setting. 

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental, Mobile Imaging Equipment

Who Are the Top Mobile Imaging Providers in the US?

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Mar 28, 2019 2:50:00 PM

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The mobile market has ebbed and flowed over the last two decades. In the early 2000’s, the demand for mobile routes expanded and technology upgrades grew the need for interim mobile options. The Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005 led to a significant decline in the demand for mobile service and yet, in the last several years, need for mobiles has risen again.

This current flow in mobile imaging has led to expanding and upgrading fleets to meet the needs of customers around the nation. But not all mobile fleets are built, maintained, or managed to the same standard. If you’re considering an interim mobile solution- whether long-term rental or starting with a day or two per week on a mobile route- we want to help you find the best provider for you, whether or not it's Block Imaging. The following guide to the top names in the mobile imaging space is designed to help narrow and simplify your search for an equipment provider. 

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental, PET Scanners, CT Scanner, Mobile Imaging Equipment

The Best Mobile MRI for Long-Term Rental

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Mar 27, 2019 10:50:00 AM

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In an earlier post, we shared the most important questions to ask when selecting an interim mobile MRI to cover for downtime or during a change-out of scanners. But when your "interim" is longer than most (or indefinite), choosing the right mobile MRI system isn’t driven as much by the make/model of the system being replaced or the inbound equipment being installed. In these long-term scenarios, the decision takes on more nuance. Regardless of the reason for deploying a mobile for a stint longer than 6 months, the following are our recommendations by category.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental, Mobile Imaging Equipment

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