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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.

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Open MRI Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

May 22, 2020 3:00:00 PM

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When you begin budgeting for a major equipment project, don't make the classic mistake of forgetting about ongoing service. A good plan for equipment upkeep is every bit as important to ROI as any bell and/or whistle feature you might be considering. As the title of this article suggests, we'll be focusing on service budgets for open MRI, comparing costs with an independent provider like Block Imaging to costs for OEM service. Before we get into the numbers, though, we'll walk you through the factors that service providers look at when they determine pricing. Being aware of these will help you manage your expectations and streamline the service shopping process.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

Veterinary MRI Machines: 3 Reasons to Consider One for Your Practice

Posted by Kevin Scharer

May 12, 2020 4:45:00 PM

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If you've searched this topic, then you probably already know: Demand for MRI scans for veterinary diagnosis has never been higher, and it's only going up. And we don't mean just for large animals, or exotic animals, or purebred show animals that represent significant sums of money. More and more, veterinary customers are asking for high-level imaging of the family dog or kitty cat.

Still, even with demand rising, an MRI machine is a significant capital investment. So, how is a veterinarian to know when they should take the leap and make an MRI purchase? Below, we share three indicators for veterinarians that it might be worth their while to bring an MRI machine into their practice.

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Topics: MRI

MRI Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

May 8, 2020 4:30:00 PM

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An important piece of research for any imaging equipment project is finding your options for service and building a budget forecast for your system's ongoing upkeep. As the title of this article suggests, we'll be focusing on the latter. Before we get into the average price ranges on the market, we'll walk you through the factors that often play a hand in determining the actual amount a prospective service provider quotes a customer. Knowing more about these will help you manage your expectations as well as simplify your conversations with providers.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI

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

Posted by Steve Rentz

May 6, 2020 4:15:00 PM

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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 and average refill costs 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

MRI Service Contracts: What’s Not Included?

Posted by Alyssa Birchmeier

Apr 30, 2020 2:15:00 PM

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If you own an MRI machine or are in the market for one, you know the investment is huge, the equipment itself is complex, and the stakes are high for your cash flow and patient schedule when things go wrong. It's for these reasons that most owners opt to have a service contract to minimize their financial risks. But, not all service contracts cover the same areas of upkeep and repair. One provider's "boilerplate" agreement might be another's top-of-the-line coverage.

To help those of you who might be seeking out your next MRI service solution, we're going to share some common, but negotiable, MRI contract exclusions you're likely to find from providers on the MRI service market.

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

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