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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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Block Imaging Acquires Platinum X-Ray Solutions

Posted by Jason Crawford

Jan 13, 2021 11:30:00 AM

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Block Imaging continues to expand in providing refurbished imaging equipment, parts, and service with the acquisition of Platinum X-Ray Solutions, an imaging field service organization serving the Houston, TX and Dallas, TX areas. This growth in field service manpower means even better response times and equipment uptime for Block Imaging clients in the region. It also brings expanded parts inventory and engineering capabilities to the existing Platinum customer base in Texas.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, X-Ray, Medical Imaging News

X-Ray Equipment Service Cost Price Info

Posted by Chris Kinnas

Nov 13, 2020 1:00:00 PM

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In a lot of ways, the X-ray machine is the cornerstone of the medical imaging field. From hospitals, to clinics, to in-home care, X-ray systems are the most widely used modality of them all. This is precisely why it's so important to have a plan in place to keep your X-ray system up and running.

To help you know what you can expect to pay annually for an X-ray service agreement through an independent service organization (ISO), we've updated this post (first published in 2016) with current average rates for a year of our most inclusive Full Service Coverage plan as well as a short list of factors that will play into determining your individual price.

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, X-Ray

Which Portable X-Ray Systems Can I Rent?

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Oct 30, 2020 1:13:02 PM

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Whether you're meeting an increased volume need, testing a market, or simply trying to shift some spending away from your capital expenses, a portable X-ray rental can help you accomplish your goals. If you're considering a rental, you might be wondering which models are available to rent. Below is a brief overview of digital portable X-ray systems from major manufacturers that you'll find in the rental marketplace.

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Topics: X-Ray, Imaging Equipment Rental, Mobile Imaging Equipment

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

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