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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

Dec 13, 2018 3:45:00 PM

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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!

Ready to look into mobile MRI rental now? Click here to submit a request!

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental

7 Reasons to Upgrade Your GE Excite

Posted by Richard Hummel

Nov 16, 2018 3:45:00 PM

GE Excite Upgrades

Among major MRI manufacturers, GE has one of the largest install bases in the US. Within that install base, the Excite has been quite a popular model. However, systems like the Excite are aging, causing many to begin considering their options for replacement.

But while the Excite is aging, imaging facilities are feeling the pinch between advancing their MRI technology to better serve patients and operating within tightening budget constraints. To help meet both of those needs, we suggest considering a field upgrade to the 15x, 16x, or 23x platform level. To qualify that suggestion, we'll share seven benefits you can reap when you choose an Excite upgrade over replacement.

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Topics: MRI

5 Reasons to Choose Siemens Espree MRI

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Nov 2, 2018 2:45:00 PM

Reasons for Siemens Espree

When it comes to quality MRI equipment, Siemens has been a leading manufacturer for a long time. Their systems have a reputation for reliability and cutting edge technology- and the cost to buy them new reflects it. This is why we've found Siemens MRI systems to be so desirable on the secondary market and for interim rental in mobile imaging trailers.

Among the Siemens MRI systems we've worked with- selling, renting, and covering under service agreements- their Espree model has emerged as a popular favorite for users and patients alike. If you're in the market to buy or rent an MRI system, the following are several reasons why we think the Siemens Espree is an option well worth considering.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental

How Much Does It Cost to Upgrade a GE MRI?

Posted by Steve Rentz

Oct 18, 2018 4:01:53 PM

GE MRI Upgrades

If your imaging facility uses a GE MRI machine with a CXK4 magnet, there's a good chance a field upgrade can improve your MRI without replacing it, and save you a significant amount of cost along the way.

For years, all the systems in GE's MRI line were built around the CXK4. This is true of every GE MRI model from the LX to the Optima 440. Therein lies the key to stepping up the capabilities of your MRI system without replacing the gantry; improving software and electronics with revisions and components that work with your gantry, table, and existing coils.

Back to the title question: How much do these upgrades cost? Let's get to it!

 

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Topics: MRI

Siemens MRI Machine Models and Reviews

Posted by Steve Rentz

Oct 11, 2018 2:40:00 PM

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If you're on the hunt for a Siemens 1.5T MRI, you already know there are a number of models available on the secondary market. While it's great to have options, it can also make the decision more complicated.

Which MRI scanner is best for you? If you prefer Siemens equipment, take a look at the 1.5T MRI models below for more information to help you reach your answer:

 

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI

    
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