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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

Digital Radiography Plate Drop Coverage: What You Need to Know

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Jul 13, 2017 3:33:00 PM

You’ve bought an expensive, top of the line wireless DR panel (digital radiography). It’s only been out of the box for two days when your lead tech, who is used to working with inexpensive CR plates, drops it. Do you have DR panel drop coverage?

Okay, so the paragraph above is scary, right? Almost scary enough to second-guess an upgrade or certainly purchase insurance coverage. Costly object X is entered into catastrophic situation Y and a hypothetical lack of coverage leads to budget-crushing dollar amount Z in damages. The story may be hackneyed but, at its core, it relays the reason why any of us buy coverage for anything: in case of XYZ.

If you're on the road to DR panel ownership, drop coverage should at least be part of the conversation with your provider. Keep reading and we'll share more details you can use as you approach the subject of DR panel drop coverage.

Want even more protection for your DR panel? Click here to learn about protective DR panel carrying cases.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Service, X-ray

Five Basic Facts Every Doctor Needs to Know About Digital Radiography

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Jun 27, 2017 8:42:00 AM

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There still seems to be a lot of confusion over what digital radiography (DR) systems really offer, how they’re beneficial, and how they’re different from computed radiography (CR) or analog systems.

Here are several important facts that every doctor and medical office needs to know about DR systems. Is it time to make the transition to digital radiography?

If you already know you want to upgrade to digital radiography, click here to get a quick quote on a DR panel.

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Topics: X-ray

Is Wireless For You? 3 Advantages & Disadvantages of Wireless Digital X-Ray Systems

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Jun 9, 2017 8:45:00 AM

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Is it time to go wireless in your office? There are a number of advantages and disadvantages when it comes to wireless digital x-ray systems, so it’s important to take a look at both sides before making a decision.

Here, let’s look at some of the most important pros and cons with wireless x-ray systems to hopefully figure out which may be the right choice.

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Topics: X-ray

Remote Support vs. MirAssist

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Jun 2, 2017 2:50:24 PM

Remote support: the phrase itself implies significant advantages over older ways of getting service on the computers that drive so many medical imaging systems. No more waiting for an IT professional to come to you- no more holding on the phone to read error messages or describe symptoms to the support staff- real-time access that opens your workstation's software and its problems to dedicated assistance in minutes. There's no doubt that remote support is a valuable tool for saving time, money, and manpower at an imaging facility.

Now, however, there's a new way to receive remote support that offers even more than the application-by-application support you may be currently receiving: MirAssist. Below, we'll draw the comparison between traditional remote support and MirAssist to show you how they differ and what else you may be able to accomplish by using MirAssist.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, X-ray

Digital X-Ray Upgrades: Dual-Panel for Fixed X-Ray Suites

Posted by Tim Mustapha

May 3, 2017 4:45:57 PM

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Have you ever heard the saying, "Two heads are better than one"? In terms of efficiency in your X-ray suite, the same is true of DR flat panel detectors.

Many facilities have already taken the step to upgrade their existing X-ray room with a DR panel for reasons ranging from image quality to avoiding reimbursement cuts. To add maximum throughput potential on top of those benefits, a dual-panel setup is worth considering.

The video below will walk you through what a dual-panel digital X-ray upgrade looks like as well as a few perks of going digital with a DR panel retrofit.

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Topics: X-ray

X-Ray in Use Light: Prepping for Your X-Ray System Installation

Posted by Brian Townsend

Apr 26, 2017 3:00:00 PM

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In many areas, government regulations require a warning light outside radiological exam rooms to indicate when X-rays are being produced. Most often, these lights are behind a lens with the words "X-RAY IN USE" printed right on it. It's a safety precaution that helps eliminate unnecessary radiation exposure to anyone who may pass through an active X-ray area.

As an X-ray equipment provider, we get plenty of questions about X-ray in use lights. Today, we're going to bring some clarity on the topic with answers to the questions we get most often.

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Topics: X-ray, Medical Imaging Compliance

Veterinary X-Ray Equipment: 3 Things to Consider Before You Buy

Posted by Kacy Cooper

Apr 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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While outfitting a veterinary practice with imaging equipment is very much like outfitting a practice that serves human patients, it pays to be aware of the particulars that set the process apart. Through our experiences working with veterinary practices, we've seen a number of well-laid plans change, adapt, or go back to the drawing board altogether because of one or more of these differences.

To help those of you who may be in the market for veterinary X-ray or C-arm machines, we want to share three considerations that many people overlook as they begin to plan their veterinary imaging equipment project. Paying attention to them and being just a little flexible in your planning can save you delays and headaches in the long run.

Interested in an on-site, digital veterinary X-ray demo at your facility? Click here to contact our team and get on the schedule!

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Topics: C-Arm, X-ray

X-Ray Machine Cost Price Guide [2017 Update]

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Mar 24, 2017 11:07:00 AM

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In many cases across the medical field, the X-ray machine is the most basic building block in a stable of imaging equipment. Even so, outfitting your facility with the fundamentals still constitutes a substantial capital cost.This is precisely why it pays to be aware of all the options.

The video below shares current average price tiers for several of the most popular options among the thousands of hospitals and clinics we work with each year. From "born" digital systems to analog equipment paired with digital detectors, the market offers much more budget flexibility than you may realize.

Want to keep your X-ray machine but add a digital detector panel? Click here to see DR panel pricing.

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Topics: X-ray, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

How Many Digital Radiography Panels Do I Need for My Upgrade?

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Feb 17, 2017 11:49:17 AM

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Every day, our team talks with people who are looking to upgrade their analog X-ray equipment to digital, affordably. For smaller hospitals, clinics, urgent care centers, and private practices of all kinds, the conversation almost always turns to pairing flat panel digital radiography detectors with existing analog X-ray systems.

Once DR panels are on the table, one of the next things people ask is, "How many panels do I need to take my entire X-ray setup digital?" There is more than one way to answer that question so- to help those of you who are upgrading consider the process from all angles- we'll break them down below.

Know how many panels you need? Click here to get a quote.

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Topics: X-ray

AGFA Flat Panel Detectors vs. Vieworks Flat Panel Detectors

Posted by Tim Mustapha

Feb 10, 2017 4:45:00 PM

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With CMS cuts on the way for CR users, the DR flat panel detector market is picking up like never before. There are a number of panel manufacturers working to fill this need, many with high-quality products, but sometimes having a lot of options can make it even tougher to arrive at a decision.

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Topics: X-ray


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