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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

How to Prepare for a Mobile MRI Rental

Posted by Josh Block

Jul 21, 2017 11:32:00 AM

As with all imaging equipment, your MRI will eventually need to be upgraded or replaced to keep pace with new healthcare demands. If you've been in the field for a while, you're probably well aware of this and may have even been at your facility when the current MRI scanner was installed. If so, you're probably also well aware of the potential need for some extensive renovations.

Undergoing renovations is never fun, but not being able to serve patients or generate revenue is even less fun. So, what's done during construction?  Go mobile!

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental

What Does "End of Life" Mean for MRI Scanners?

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jul 6, 2017 3:02:00 PM

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Has your OEM thrown around the term “end of life” as they refer to your oldie-but-a-goodie MRI system?  We’ve had recent conversations in which customers have told us that the MRI systems they rely on day-to-day have been coined “end of life” by the OEM. They've asked exactly what this might mean for them and the equipment in their facilities. What’s all this about?

To help clarify things and, hopefully, alleviate some worry for any of you experiencing this same situation, we'll break down below what an MRI machine manufacturer typically means when they say a system has reached "end of life" status.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

Used MRI vs Refurbished MRI

Posted by Steve Rentz

May 19, 2017 4:39:00 PM

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Refurbished, used, second-hand, pre-owned- not great options for underpants or toothbrushes but, more and more, a smart choice for medical imaging equipment. However, in many cases, hospitals and imaging centers get too hung up on the word "used" when sometimes, the value of a deal is more about how a seller uses the word "used" and what they really mean. 

Below, we'll quickly scan through some common MRI keywords and how they relate and don’t relate to MRI systems being offered for sale on the secondary market.

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Topics: MRI, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

Extremity MRI Scanner Price Cost Guide [2017]

Posted by Steve Rentz

Apr 11, 2017 10:47:00 AM

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If your facility is in the market for an extremity MRI scanner, one of the first questions that probably came to your mind was, "How much does an extremity MRI cost?" Considering the fact that these systems come in four different categories that can range widely in price this is an excellent question- one that we'll answer in the video and chart below.

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

Seven Reasons to Shop MRI Machines Globally

Posted by Steve Rentz

Mar 15, 2017 9:10:00 AM

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Maybe you've assumed that the supply level is the same everywhere. Maybe the thought of your equipment on a boat for several weeks is a touch unnerving. Or maybe, it's simply never occurred to you that a great deal on an MRI machine could be waiting on the other side of the planet. Whatever the reason, if you've never thought about looking outside your domestic market for your next MRI machine- you're missing out!

We can think of at least seven reasons why a global approach to sourcing and purchasing your MRI will open up better options and better deals for you and your facility. Some are more obvious than others, but they all increase your chances of coming into the very best fit for your clinical and budgetary needs.

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Topics: MRI

4 Questions to Find the Best MRI Sound System

Posted by Josh Block

Mar 3, 2017 1:53:56 PM

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A quality sound system has become a patient comfort standard in MRI suites. In light of the wide range of available offerings, however, deciding on a sound system for your scanning room has become a daunting task. The goal is, of course, to provide your patients with comfort, but it's also important to avoid adding unnecessary complications to your MRI technologist’s job. To this end, there are four key questions we've found it helpful to ask as you approach your MRI sound system purchase.

Have other preparations to make for your MRI sytem? Click here for our full Project Planning Checklist.

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Topics: MRI

MRI Machine Cost and Price Guide [2017 Update]

Posted by Steve Rentz

Mar 2, 2017 11:55:00 AM

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It's a question we get every single day: "How much does an MRI machine cost?" And for good reason: an MRI scanner is both a cornerstone and, often, the most costly modality in any imaging department.

To lend some clarity on the subject, the price list below breaks down current average cost and price information for popular MRI machine models from leading manufacturers like GE, Siemens, Hitachi, Philips, and Toshiba, If you're a more visual person, you can scroll down a touch further and see the list in video format.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Solutions, MRI, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Equipment Price

Wide Bore MRI Machine Comparison

Posted by Steve Rentz

Feb 8, 2017 4:40:19 PM

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Wide bore MRI machines are increasing in popularity and presence for one simple reason: more space means more patient comfort. But, while the quest to make the MRI experience more patient-friendly is as old as the modality itself, most wide bore models are still relatively new. If you're considering purchasing a used MRI machine, this means that there are really only a handful of wide bore systems that have emerged on the secondary market so far.

To help you narrow down your choices as you consider the best wide bore MRI machine for your facility, we've collaborated to bring you some pros, cons, and ballpark pricing for the most common wide bore MRI models available used.

Already have a system in mind? Click here to tell us what you're looking for and get a custom quote.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI

MRI Helium Refills and Boil-off Rates: The Top Six Magnets

Posted by Steve Rentz

Feb 2, 2017 9:10:00 AM

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Anyone considering the purchase of an MRI machine should know that a healthy cooling system is essential to the maintenance and performance of their magnet. This means, among other things, keeping an eye on your helium level and getting refills at the proper time. Unfortunately, because there are so many different types of magnets in use today, and each of them experiences helium loss (AKA, boil-off) at a different rate, there is no one-size-fits-all prescription for when this needs to happen.

To help those of you comparing magnets and those of you looking to keep your existing magnet healthy, we've compiled helium boil-off rates for the top six magnets on the secondary market. These are the magnet types we see most often as a provider of used/refurbished MRI machines. Also included are a few pointers on refill rates and recommendations.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI, Parts & Service

Top 5 Rarest Used MRI Scanners (and Best Substitute MRI Machines)

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jan 26, 2017 1:50:00 PM

“You can’t always get what you want...” sang the Rolling Stones (quick… what year/what album?) and although they probably weren’t talking about used MRI scanners, it certainly holds true in this industry. At this time, there is no shortage of high-quality, late-model, pre-owned imaging equipment available throughout the world. If you do some proper due diligence you can save a lot of money and, in many cases a lot of time by capitalizing on these opportunities. But you can also WASTE a lot of time trying to find systems that are either not plentiful on the market yet, or in such demand that they move instantly and at inflated prices. 

Here are some examples of rare used MRI machines and some viable alternatives to them if you just don’t have the time (or the money) to keep digging. 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Valuations, Imaging Equipment Solutions, MRI


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