From selection, to budgeting, to installation, to ongoing maintenance- the links below will take you to articles that will walk you through the major steps of a cath lab project. These articles are based on the experiences the Block Imaging team has had over the last 15 years of selling and installing interventional equipment and, more recently, refurbishing and servicing it.
Walk Through Your Cath Lab Project in 11 Links
Selecting your cath lab
Every imaging facility is unique- specialties, traffic, physician preferences all come into play. Fortunately, they are a wide variety of cath lab configurations to accommodate the many different needs. The articles below address some of the most important considerations when searching for a cath lab.
- Questions to Ask BEFORE You Buy a Cath Lab
- Cath Lab Equipment Comparison: Digital vs. Analog
- Bi-Plane Cath Labs vs Single-Plane Cath Labs
- Cath Lab Positioners: Floor-Mounted vs. Ceiling-Mounted
Budgeting for your cath lab
These articles offer average ballpark pricing for a number of cath lab models. The first article is specific to GE analog models, but the prices listed are accurate approximations for analog cath models from other major manufacturers as well.
Installing your cath lab
The next steps in your project will be the most complicated. There is more to the logistics of preparing your site for your new cath lab, getting it into the building, and installing it for use than there may initially seem. Click through on the links below to get a feel for what will be involved.
Maintaining your cath lab
Because this is equipment you'll be relying on, you'll want to take steps to keep up maintenance on it. Take a look at the articles below to find out why ongoing service is so important, what it looks like, and what you can expect to pay for it.
- Why I Would Never Own a Digital Cath Lab Without a Service Contract
- What's Included in Imaging Equipment Preventative Maintenance, Really?
- Cath Lab Parts & Service Costs
The articles linked above cover a lot of details, but there's still much more to know and take action on before you purchase, install, and begin to scan with your new cath lab. If you have questions about any of the steps, we're happy to help you. Contact us or check out our Cath Lab Buyer's Guide for more info.