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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

OEM Imaging Equipment vs. Secondary Dealer Equipment

Posted by Zack Mitchell

Feb 8, 2018 8:45:00 AM

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With twenty years in the refurbished equipment market, we've heard the question thousands of times- something along the lines of, "Will the quality I get from a secondary dealer be as high as the quality I get from an OEM?" We know that when buyers ask this, they aren't just asking about the quality of the equipment, they're asking about installation, ongoing service, uptime, etc. They're asking about the overall value of choosing a provider like Block Imaging over the "household names" of the imaging field.

To answer those questions, we'll share with you below what we've shared with equipment seekers all over the world: six areas where choosing medical imaging equipment from a secondary dealer can be a better value than choosing equipment from an OEM.


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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

OEC 8800 vs. OEC 9800

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Oct 25, 2017 1:08:00 AM

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Side-by-side, it’s clear that the OEC 8800 and the OEC 9800 c-arm are related. A lot of the similarities are immediately apparent; the color schemes, the layout of the control panels, the design of the monitor carts- all the same.

On the other hand, there are a number of differences that don’t stick out so much...

Here’s a deeper look at exactly how the OEC 9800 and 8800 are alike, how they’re different, and where we see each enjoy the most success:

Looking for a quote on an OEC 8800? Click here to submit your request!

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

OEC C-arm Laser Aimers: 5 Reasons to Get One

Posted by Chad Seelye

Aug 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Purchasing and operating an OEC C-arm is a sizeable investment; the machine itself, protective gear for the operator, ongoing service, etc. So, when an equipment vendor suggests you purchase an additional accessory for your C-arm, your gut reaction is probably something like, “Thanks, but no thanks!”

We’ve heard that reaction before and we definitely get it. At the same time, there are some good reasons to hold that thought and consider adding an OEC laser aimer to your C-arm. Find five reasons right here:

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Topics: C-Arm, Imaging Equipment Parts, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

Are C-Arm Reimbursements the Same for All Models?

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Aug 17, 2017 9:20:00 AM

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The famous saying says, “You have to spend money to make money.” That may be true in the game of Monopoly, the actual real estate market, or just about any industry you can think of, but it is not necessarily the case with C-arms. You can spend anywhere from $10,000 (as-is, where-is) to $400,000 (fully-digital, just out of the factory) on your initial equipment purchase, but spending more money won’t garner you bigger reimbursements. 

Of course, that’s not to say that the least expensive C-arm is always the best choice. Depending on your approach to C-arm use, your initial cost may or may not make a difference in your return on investment.

Have a C-arm model in mind? Click here to browse our C-arm inventory.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

What Do I Do if I Can’t Find My FDA 2579 Form?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Aug 16, 2017 2:23:23 PM

So, here's a relevant, but completely hypothetical (unless you're living it right now) scenario for you: The FDA auditor is in your office, ready to inspect your X-ray imaging equipment, when you hear him say, “May I see a copy of the 2579 form for this system?” 

Do you know which form he's talking about (click here if you don’t)? If you do, do you know where it is? If your imaging facility can't provide a completed FDA 2579 form for each diagnostic X-ray system in the building, you can be written up in violation of federal requirements and may be subject to associated penalties.

If you aren't sure where your form is or if you even have one, don’t panic, we'll share with you below four different ways you can get your hands on another copy of your FDA 2579.

Never heard of FDA 2579? Find out about it here.

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Topics: Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, X-ray, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Project Management

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