What to Expect During Your MRI Scanner Project

If you're about to enter the MRI marketplace, you have a big project with several complex stages ahead of you. We want to help you through those stages however we can. To that end, we've compiled a list of resources to inform you on the big details and help you learn what to expect during your MRI scanner project.

Your MRI Project in 15 Links


Selecting Your MRI Scanner

There are a lot of considerations that go into selecting the best MRI scanner for your facility. The articles below will help you sort through some of the options to narrow your search down and make it more manageable.

3T MRI vs 1.5T MRI

Closed-Bore MRI vs. Open MRI vs. Wide-Bore MRI

Siemens MRI Machine Models and Reviews

GE MRI Machine Models and Reviews

Philips MRI Machine Models and Reviews


Budgeting for Your Project

We're sure you're probably already aware that purchasing an MRI scanner is a major investment, but just how much should you plan to spend? Use these links to see current average system costs and the costs of preparing your site. 

MRI Machine Cost and Price Guide

MRI Suite Construction Costs


Installing Your MRI Scanner

More so than almost any other imaging equipment modality, installing an MRI scanner poses a set of unique challenges. Check out the pages below for the inside scoop on moving, rigging, and shielding your future MRI.

How Much Does it Cost to Rig an MRI Scanner?

MRI Scanner Shielding Preparations

Download the MRI Site Planning Checklist


Maintaining Your MRI Scanner

Once your MRI scanner is installed and scanning patients, you'll need to take the proper precautions to maximize your uptime and prolong the life of your system. The tips below will help you maintain your system's performance and avoid the stress and expense of equipment failure.

MRI Preventative Maintenance: 4 Points to Consider

When Should I Replace My MRI Cold Head?

MRI Service Coverage for Total Risk Management


These links cover many of the major ins and outs of an "average" MRI scanner project, but each situation also tends to be a little different. We want to help you with any other questions you have too. Contact us! Our MRI product specialists and project managers are here to assist. If you'd like to read a little deeper, check out our MRI Buyer's Guide.

MRI Buyer's Guide  

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Steve Rentz

Steve Rentz is the Product Manager for MRI Scanners at Block Imaging. Steve's goal is to earn each customer's trust and business by specifically addressing the needs of their unique project. When Steve is not helping customers with their MRI needs, he enjoys running, swimming, and woodworking.