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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 Flat Panel Detector Price Guide [2018 Update]

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Jan 12, 2018 2:49:49 PM

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If higher image quality, faster scan times, and lower maintenance costs have you considering digital radiography (DR), but your budget has you considering toughing it out another year with analog X-ray equipment, there's an affordable middle ground: DR panels. Using a DR panel in your analog X-ray system lets you claim all of the advantages of a factory-made digital X-ray system without removing and replacing your existing unit. It also helps U.S. users avoid current and impending reimbursement cuts from CMS.

Within the line of DR panels available, there are options that make the product flexible, in terms of both functionality and cost. Below you'll find more details and current average price ranges for each DR panel option.

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Topics: X-ray

Vieworks Vivix-S 1417W vs. Iray Mars 1417V: DR Panels Compared

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jan 10, 2018 4:43:14 PM

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Given the proliferation of digital X-ray detector use over the last seveal years, it's not surprising to see a corresponding proliferation in DR panel makes and models. With all these options comes the question: "Which one is better for me?"

To help you learn more about answering this question, we've compared two models side-by-side to highlight their technical differences and what each panel has to offer X-ray users. Keep reading for more details on the Vieworks Vivix-S 1417W and the Iray Mars 1417V.

Have a DR panel model in mind already? Click here to submit a request and get a quote.

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Topics: X-ray

X-Ray Machine Installation Prep: Getting Started

Posted by Danny Fisher

Jan 4, 2018 1:00:00 PM

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Any time your facility purchases X-ray equipment, there are some big, important steps that need to be taken before it gets installed. Some of these are necessary to get you compliant with regulations in your area, some are needed to insure patient and tech safety, and others simply save you time, hassle, and money by making sure your X-ray room is ready to receive your new equipment as soon as it arrives.

Below, we'll help you learn what to expect from the X-ray compliance process, as well as from the room preparation process, namely which responsibilities are commonly held by an X-ray provider and which are likely to fall to you and your team.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, X-ray, Imaging Equipment Project Management

DR Panel Subscription Program vs. DR Panel Purchase

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Dec 29, 2017 9:03:00 AM

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Subscription services are nothing new. In fact, pretty much everyone in any developed country has at least one or two. From Netflix to municipal services like trash collection, people all over the world sign up for services that provide them with the use of something they don't necessarily intend to own- like a server filled with thousands of movies or a garbage truck. Now, DR panel providers are applying that same model to digitizing your analog X-ray equipment. Imagine: your facility can make use of a fully-covered DR panel without making a lump sum capital expenditure. Intriguing? We think so.

While outright purchase of a DR panel may still be the best choice for some, we’re going to share with you the top three reasons we recommend anyone shopping the DR panel market to consider a panel subscription program. We can't speak for every subscription provider out there, so we'll use our program terms as examples along the way.

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Topics: X-ray

What New CMS Cuts Mean for CR Image Processing

Posted by John Maher

Nov 16, 2017 12:09:53 PM

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Many of our readers, friends, and contacts across the imaging field heard early on in 2016 that CMS was implementing reimbursement cuts to film processing in 2017. The result was a flood of requests from people looking to update their equipment stables ahead of the cuts. Many of them are sensed an even deeper turn in the direction of digital imaging and inquired after the ongoing viability of CR processing as a solution.

What we've been communicating to all of them for the last 18 months is that the same legislation cutting reimbursements to film (The Consolidated Appropriations Act) will also cut reimbursements to CR processing in 2018 and again in 2023. In light of this additional wave of cuts, we want to share with you exactly what the law says will happen to CR reimbursements as well as how you can calculate your facility's position and form an upgrade plan.

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Topics: X-ray

    

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