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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.

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MRI Service Contracts: What’s Not Included?

Posted by Alyssa Birchmeier

Apr 30, 2020 2:15:00 PM

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If you own an MRI machine or are in the market for one, you know the investment is huge, the equipment itself is complex, and the stakes are high for your cash flow and patient schedule when things go wrong. It's for these reasons that most owners opt to have a service contract to minimize their financial risks. But, not all service contracts cover the same areas of upkeep and repair. One provider's "boilerplate" agreement might be another's top-of-the-line coverage.

To help those of you who might be seeking out your next MRI service solution, we're going to share some common, but negotiable, MRI contract exclusions you're likely to find from providers on the MRI service market.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, MRI, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

How Is Block Imaging Responding to Coronavirus?

Posted by Block Imaging

Mar 13, 2020 3:11:14 PM

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While the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, we at Block Imaging would like to share with our valued partners what we're doing as a company to keep you, your teams, and your patients safe during this pandemic.

As a global provider of medical equipment and parts and a service and mobile rental provider across the United States, we understand that we have a role to play in keeping hospitals and clinics serving patients. At the same time, we also understand that the movement of our personnel and goods through our own facilities and into yours needs to be handled with extra care. The following are the measures we're taking to provide that care:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, Imaging Equipment Parts, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging News

C-Arm Lease Prices Could Be the Answer

Posted by Josh Block

Mar 3, 2020 3:45:00 PM

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C-Arm_Lease

If you're considering bringing a C-arm into your facility, but an outright purchase seems a little (or a lot) out of reach at the moment, learning more about available financing options might be just what you need to help you in the decision-making process.

While there's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all purchase plan, there are a number of good reasons to get your C-arm through a lease. Your reasons are your own, but let us give you some ballpark numbers to help you know what you can expect to pay each month on a C-arm lease.

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

MRI Machine Cost and Price Guide

Posted by Steve Rentz

Jan 28, 2020 3:15:00 PM

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MRI-Machine-Cost-Price-Guide-2019

It's a question we get every single day: "How much does an MRI machine cost?" And for good reason: an MRI scanner is both a cornerstone and, often, the most costly modality in any imaging department.

To lend some clarity on the subject, the price list below breaks down current average cost and price information for popular MRI machine models from leading manufacturers like GE, Siemens, Hitachi, Philips, and Toshiba, If you're a more visual person, you can also see the list in video format.

Click here to see current MRI machine inventory and get a custom quote.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Solutions, MRI, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Video

What Happens During a Cath Lab Inspection?

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Jan 13, 2020 12:45:00 PM

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Cath Lab Inspection

People refer to interventional equipment inspections frequently in our industry but seldom identify what a thorough inspection looks like. To pull back the curtain on the process, we’ve compiled the major steps our engineering team takes when they conduct an inspection of a cath lab. There are quite a number of other steps in our 4-5 hour process as well but, in the essence of time, we’ll focus on the larger elements.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Valuations, Selling Imaging Equipment, Cath/Angio, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

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