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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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Siemens 3T MRI Scanners Compared

Posted by Steve Rentz

Apr 25, 2019 4:50:08 PM

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For the last fifteen years, Siemens has been a leader in producing high-quality 3T MRI systems. In that time, they've brought seven 3T models to market: the Vida, Lumina, Skyra, Prisma, Verio, Spectra, and Trio.

Seven models in fifteen years is an impressive list but, as a buyer sifting through options on the pre-owned market, it can be a bit confusing too. To help bring some clarity to your search, we'll compare these Siemens 3T MRI systems below and shed a little light on where each of them stands out.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI

MRI Coil Price Cost Guide

Posted by Chad Seelye

Apr 24, 2019 4:33:00 PM

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If you’re an MRI user who would like to expand the scanning capabilities at your facility, you’re going to need to invest in some additional coils. We can't promise that upgrading your stable of coils will be cheap, but we can help you get the process started with a little basic budget building. 

Below you’ll find current average pricing for a variety of MRI coils, both new and refurbished.

Already know which coils you need? Click here to request a quote!

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

MRI Service Coverage for Total Risk Management

Posted by Alyssa Culp

Apr 23, 2019 3:00:00 PM

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Frequently, imaging directors looking for MRI scanner service ask us, “Does an MRI service agreement protect me from unlimited financial exposure?” If you opt for full service coverage with a quality, reputable provider, the answer should be a resounding, “Yes!”

We can't speak for every independent  MRI service provider, but to help you build your expectations as you approach the service market, below are a few service contract features that we at Block Imaging are paramount to a high-quality MRI service experience: the “Three C’s”.

  • Cryogens
  • Coldheads
  • Coils
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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts

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

What Should I Look to Include When Purchasing an MRI?

Posted by Josh Block

Apr 17, 2019 2:35:00 PM

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When you make an MRI purchase, it’s not often that the MRI scanner itself is the only thing you’re paying for. Because of that, we looked back at our experiences partnering with imaging facilities around the world to help you ensure you’re getting everything you’ll really need.  

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI, Imaging Equipment Project Management

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