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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

Top Four Part Failures for GE 1.5T MRI

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jul 20, 2018 1:45:00 PM

GE 1.5T Common Parts Failures

GE 1.5T MRI scanners are among the most popular systems in the world. They're reliable, easy to service, and when maintained properly, produce high-quality images. Still, like any frequently-used machine, they are subject to wear and tear and eventual parts failure.

If you're new to GE 1.5T ownership or considering a purchase, the following are some of the most common parts failures reported to our service team. Keep them in mind to help you and your team stay ahead of equipment downtime.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

MRI Cold Heads 101

Posted by Kristin Smit

Jul 13, 2018 12:00:00 PM

MRI Coldhead Basics

If you're new to the world of MRI, there's a learning curve that can take a good chunk of time to master. Safety, maintenance, cryogens, parts- each of these areas has its own set of particulars and minding each of them will help you run your system and serve your patients more efficiently.

We first published this article in 2015 to help new MRI users become better acquainted with a part that's crucial to monitor for better scanner performance and lower maintenance costs: the cold head. Three years later, this is advice is as valuable as ever. Keep reading to learn what a cold head does, how long it lasts, how much it costs, and some service tips to keep it in good condition.

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Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

MRI Coil Damage Prevention 101

Posted by Stephen Loomis

Jul 5, 2018 2:55:00 PM

Proper MRI Coil Handling

When it comes to MRI machines, our service team has dealt with just about any kind of hiccup, setback, or outright failure you can imagine. What you might not imagine is how many of these problems can be traced back to damage caused by mishandling of coils.

The short video below features recommendations for handling MRI coils safely to prevent damage, preserve image quality, and save you and your team the cost and hassle of downtime.

Need MRI coil repair or replacement? Click here to request! 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI, Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

DEXA Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Stephen Loomis

Jun 8, 2018 10:15:00 AM

If you provide DEXA service to patients, eventually, you'll need someone to provide service for your DEXA equipment. Preventative maintenance, repairs, replacement parts- all of these will be necessary at one time or another, but how much can you expect to pay for that kind of coverage? We can help you get an idea.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Bone Densitometer, Parts & Service

CT Scanner Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Stephen Loomis

Jun 4, 2018 10:15:00 AM

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If you’ve recently purchased a CT scanner or are in the market for one, you’re probably beginning to research how much service for your new equipment will cost. We're here to help by revealing some average numbers you’re likely to find as you shop around in the 2018-2019 market (see the table at the end). 

Before we do though, we want to explain some of the factors that are considered when service contract quotes are being built. This is important because where your individual CT scanner fits in these criteria will, to a large degree, determine its service price.

Need a CT scanner service quote now? Click here.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Parts & Service, CT Scanner

    
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