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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

GE CT DARC and DARC 2: Lifespan and Cost Info

Posted by Garth Immelman

Feb 19, 2018 11:05:38 AM

Your GE CT's data and reconstruction computer (DARC) is a crucial component of its reconstruction chain. The DARC gathers the high speed data stream from the detector's data acquisition system (DAS) cards through a DAS interface processor (DIP) and stores and transfers it for reconstruction in the image generator (IG) computers that reconstruct images from the data.Your DARC also handles the voice/audio controls to the gantry via an external box on the left side of console, and the scan control interface module (SCIM) – the control pad the the operator uses to initiate scanning. All that to say: no DARC = no pictures.

Below, we'll share with you the vital statistics of owning a DARC so that you can know what to expect from this component and be better prepared to minimize downtime in the event of a DARC failure.

Need a DARC or other GE CT part now? Click here to request and see pricing.

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

Top Five Hologic Selenia Replacement Parts

Posted by Jason Block

Feb 2, 2018 1:05:00 PM

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If you’ve come across this blog, you're probably either a) assessing your parts risk in owning a Hologic Selenia without comprehensive coverage, or b) dealing with a down system and hoping to save cost with used parts from third-party providers. Fortunately, this article is intended to help with both of those scenarios.

Keep reading to find part numbers, current average price ranges, and a handy ordering button for the five most commonly requested replacement parts for the Hologic Selenia digital mammography system.

Looking for a Selenia system? Click here to browse our digital mammo inventory. 

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service, Mammography

Hologic Multicare Declared "End of Life": What's Next for Multicare Users?

Posted by Stephen Loomis

Jan 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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If your facility has been performing breast biopsies with a Hologic Multicare stereotactic table, you know by now that Hologic has declared the Multicare to be "end of life" (EOL). We want to reassure you that this isn't as scary as the phrase itself sounds. It does mean that some things need to change at your facility, but it doesn't mean that you need to change now, or that your only option is to turn to the OEM

Using the recently EOL-ed Hologic Multicare stereotactic biopsy table as an example, we're going to share with you why OEMs use EOL designations, why EOL doesn't require an urgent response, and how EOL can actually benefit your operating budget.

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

Straton Z CT Tube Lifespan and Cost

Posted by Chad Seelye

Jan 25, 2018 1:45:00 PM

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When it comes to service and maintenance for a CT scanner, the most important item to keep tabs on is the tube. On any CT, the tube is a part that will need to be replaced periodically .Coincidentally, it's also one of the most expensive to replace.

If you're scanning with a Siemens Sensation 64, you're using Siemens' proprietary Straton Z tube. Below, we'll share with you the average lifespan, average replacement cost, and part number of the Straton Z CT tube.

Need a Straton Z now? Click here for price and availability.

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

OEC 9800 Handswitch & Footswitch Troubleshooting Basics

Posted by Chad Seelye

Jan 18, 2018 3:20:00 PM

The X-ray handswitch and footswitch on your OEC 9800 are subject to a lot of wear and tear: being dropped, getting stomped on, having their cables run over. There's a pretty good chance that, over the lifetime of your C-arm, you'll have a malfunction from one or the other at least once.

Some of these problems can be diagnosed and repaired. Others, might simply require a total replacement. The video below will give you a brief overview of what proper functionality looks like, what some common problems with hand/footswitches are, and where you should look to find the causes of these problems.

Need an OEC 9800 hand or footswitch now? Grab your part number below and click here to order!

 

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts, Parts & Service

    
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