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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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MRI Comparison: GE MR 450W vs. GE EXCITE HDXT

Posted by Steve Rentz

Apr 1, 2019 3:12:00 PM

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Amid the slew of MRI options available to buyers on the secondary market, one is all but certain to come across a number of models from industry juggernaut, GE. Used/refurbished GE MRI systems occupy a spectrum of vintages, configurations, technology, and prices. So, to help MRI buyers better understand what their options are, we've decided to compare two systems that live in neighboring areas of the spectrum: the GE EXCITE HDXT and the GE MR 450W. Keep reading to see what's different, and where each of these models shines.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI

Who Are the Top Mobile Imaging Providers in the US?

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Mar 28, 2019 2:50:00 PM

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The mobile market has ebbed and flowed over the last two decades. In the early 2000’s, the demand for mobile routes expanded and technology upgrades grew the need for interim mobile options. The Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005 led to a significant decline in the demand for mobile service and yet, in the last several years, need for mobiles has risen again.

This current flow in mobile imaging has led to expanding and upgrading fleets to meet the needs of customers around the nation. But not all mobile fleets are built, maintained, or managed to the same standard. If you’re considering an interim mobile solution- whether long-term rental or starting with a day or two per week on a mobile route- we want to help you find the best provider for you, whether or not it's Block Imaging. The following guide to the top names in the mobile imaging space is designed to help narrow and simplify your search for an equipment provider. 

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental, PET Scanners, CT Scanner, Mobile Imaging Equipment

The Best Mobile MRI for Long-Term Rental

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Mar 27, 2019 10:50:00 AM

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In an earlier post, we shared the most important questions to ask when selecting an interim mobile MRI to cover for downtime or during a change-out of scanners. But when your "interim" is longer than most (or indefinite), choosing the right mobile MRI system isn’t driven as much by the make/model of the system being replaced or the inbound equipment being installed. In these long-term scenarios, the decision takes on more nuance. Regardless of the reason for deploying a mobile for a stint longer than 6 months, the following are our recommendations by category.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Rental, Mobile Imaging Equipment

Three Key Features of the GE Optima 450w MRI

Posted by Josh Block

Mar 25, 2019 12:55:39 PM

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Over the years, GE has been one of the most prevalent medical imaging equipment providers in the world. In the MRI space, they have earned their status as a frontrunner with the introduction of innovative systems like the GE Optima 450w Wide Bore.

The installation base of the Optima 450w has grown quickly in the last several years. We believe this growth is due to several key features we’ll share here.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI

MRI Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Mar 7, 2019 4:01:00 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 dollars and cents of the matter, we'll walk you through all the factors that might play a hand in determining the actual amount a prospective service provider will quote you. 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

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