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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

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

Posted by Brian Townsend

Sep 3, 2020 10:45:00 AM

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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

X-Ray Machine Installation Prep: Getting Started

Posted by Danny Fisher

Aug 31, 2020 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 ensure 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

Do I Need Lead Lining for My R/F Room, Rad Room, X-ray or C-Arm?

Posted by Jordan Batterbee

Aug 21, 2020 11:30:00 AM

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Almost daily, someone asks us: "Do I need to put lead-lined walls around my imaging system?"

We're asked about rad rooms, mammography, C-arms- any modality that produces X-rays. The answer isn't as clear as most of us would prefer and depends heavily on three main factors. We'll share those factors below as well as a helpful tool to help you learn more.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, C-Arm, X-Ray

C-Arm and X-Ray Rental vs. Subscription

Posted by Gary Dodge

Aug 19, 2020 11:15:00 AM

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Purchasing is not the only option to get the C-arm or X-ray equipment you need into your facility. But once you find alternatives like renting or subscribing, you may also find they look a lot alike. So, how do you decide which is the best fit for your needs?

To shed some light on the decision, we break down the differences between C-arm and X-ray rental and subscription plans below.

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Topics: C-Arm, X-Ray, Imaging Equipment Rental

What Does the Process of Renting an X-Ray Machine Look Like?

Posted by Sara Condra

Aug 14, 2020 11:30:00 AM

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Once you've decided that renting an X-ray system is a good fit for your facility, your next questions are probably about the process of getting that system into your facility, set up, and ready to scan patients.

To help you get answers to those questions, we've put together a quick overview of what to expect from the X-ray rental process. Please note, the process below is the one we use at Block Imaging. Things might not look exactly the same from other providers, but most of what you read here should be applicable to the experience you'll have with any reputable company offering imaging rentals.

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Topics: X-Ray, Imaging Equipment Rental

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