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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

DR Panel Rental vs. DR Panel Subscription

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Nov 9, 2018 3:58:32 PM

DR Panel Rental

For imaging facilities running on a tighter budget, finding the right DR solution can be challenging. Often, long-term solutions are not feasible because of the total capital outlay involved in acquiring them. Because we've seen so many facilities wrestle with this issue, here at Block we've put plans in place to be more flexible in serving your needs.

DR panel buyers now have options outside of a standard purchase. Below, we'll share a feature comparison of two of them, DR rental and DR subscription, as well as which circumstances they fit best in.

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Topics: X-ray, Imaging Equipment Rental

3 Key Elements of Effective X-Ray Preventive Maintenance

Posted by Tony Baggett

Nov 1, 2018 4:37:29 PM

X-Ray PMs

We emphasize preventive maintenance (PM) a lot here at Block Imaging. We type about it in emails. We talk about it on the phone. We blog about it online. This emphasis is because we firmly believe that regular preventive maintenance for X-ray machines, and all other kinds of medical imaging equipment, is essential to safety, image quality, and minimizing downtime. 

We would love to be the company you choose to provide preventive maintenance for your X-ray system, but even if we're not, we're going to share with you what an effective PM looks like, in three stages.

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Topics: X-ray, Imaging Equipment Service

Reloaded X-ray Tubes vs. Reprocessed X-ray Tubes

Posted by Chad Seelye

Aug 29, 2018 2:10:00 PM

Reloaded vs reprocessed X-Ray Tubes

Have you ever had someone try selling you refurbished X-Ray or CT tubes? Do you know what the phrase “refurbished tube” means? Your guess is as good as mine, because the idea of “refurbishing” a tube doesn't make a whole lot of sense. A CT tube (or X-ray tube) that is not brand new can only fall into one of three categories: used, reprocessed, or reloaded. Depending on the work done (if any), each category has its own trade-off of cost for projected lifespan.

In the video below, we'll break down those three categories to help you understand the processes that are really applied to used X-ray and CT tubes and what they mean for tube longevity. A text version is included as well for your convenience.


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Topics: Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Parts, X-ray

Portable X-Ray Rental: 3 Reasons Why

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jul 6, 2018 10:30:00 AM

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Portable X-ray systems are mainstays at hospitals, urgent care centers, and clinics alike. Many portable models are highly durable, reliable, and long-lasting, making them an asset that retains value for quite some time. Sometimes though, it might not make good economic sense to purchase one outright.

We'll discuss some of the scenarios where purchase might not be a good fit below, and share with you why considering a portable X-ray rental might be better.

Need a rental now? Click here to request a portable X-ray system.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Rental, X-ray

Urgent Care X-Ray Package Price Guide

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jun 14, 2018 10:03:00 AM

Urgent Care X-Ray Packages

When it comes to diagnostic imaging, an X-ray machine is the bread and butter of any urgent care facility. This makes reliability and smooth workflow crucial characteristics of a potential equipment purchase. On the other hand, the functional needs and patient volumes of urgent care don't often justify the cost of "latest and greatest", hospital-grade systems. Fortunately, there is a middle ground.

In the short clip below, you'll see spec and pricing for two X-ray equipment packages, hand-picked to offer the best overall value for doctors and patients in an urgent care setting.



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Topics: X-ray

    
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