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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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Questions to Ask BEFORE You Buy a Used CT Scanner

Posted by Paul Crawford

Jun 25, 2018 12:46:00 PM

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Have you ever heard the famous song lyrics, “My mama told me, ‘You’d better shop around’”? That’s good advice, but what if you walked into the nearest mall with no clue what you were intending to buy? You could end up walking in circles long enough to triple the stock on bunion pads. Not knowing what you’re after before you hit the market can be a marathon exercise in time-wasting.

With so many manufacturers, models, software packages, and price points, it’s important to figure out what you really need BEFORE you start shopping seriously in the used CT scanner market.

Below are some questions you should ask your doctors and imaging techs. Having these answered in advance will help narrow the field and target your search for the right CT scanner more productively.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner, Video

How to Sell Your MRI Machine

Posted by Richard Hummel

May 11, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Selling MRI Gantry

A reliable MRI machine is a cornerstone modality in any medical imaging equipment stable, especially when that reliability is coupled with recent advances in technology. Of course, advanced technology isn't always easy on your budget. The good news is, the reliable, used MRI machine that's already sitting in your facility may still hold significant value.

If you find yourself preparing to upgrade your MRI scanner to a more advanced platform, here are a few keys to selling your existing system that will help offset the cost and clear the way.

Click here to tell us about your system and find out its value.



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

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

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

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