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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

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

How Much Does a Mobile Symphony MRI Rental Cost?

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Oct 5, 2018 4:45:23 PM

Symphony Mobile Price

"How much does a mobile Symphony rental cost?" is a simple, straightforward question that deserves a simple, straightforward answer. Although the markets do shift frequently, the following is a bit of a benchmark to help all you potential renters with your capital planning. We'll even throw in pricing on a few bonus systems if the Symphony isn't your final choice.

Keep reading for average rental rates on mobile Siemens Symphony MRI systems.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental

3 Reasons Purchasing a Refurbished Toshiba MRI Can Be Challenging

Posted by Josh Block

Oct 4, 2018 4:25:29 PM

Toshiba MRI 3 Challenges

Our team has the privilege of working with MRI buyers and sellers around the world everyday. To serve such a broad clientele, we keep abreast of the market for equipment from all manufacturers. Just the other day, a hospital administrator asked why it's so difficult to purchase a refurbished Toshiba MRI. We shared three main reasons for this with them, and we'd like to share them with you too.

 

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Topics: MRI, Buying Imaging Equipment

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