Block Imaging International and The Michener Institute Announce Partnership to Promote Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment

Lansing, MI, December 01, 2010 --( Block Imaging International, Inc., the premier independent global marketer of pre-owned and refurbished medical imaging systems, parts and service, and The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences announced today a new partnership to promote refurbished medical imaging equipment in Canada. The partnership will also explore the development of educational offerings directed towards medical imaging technologies.

"Block Imaging represents a unique partnership for The Michener Institute," says Dr. Paul Gamble, President and CEO, The Michener Institute. "It represents a key development in the expansion of our business development strategy as we look for innovative ways to support our imaging equipment needs while providing Block Imaging a valuable opportunity to expand into the Canadian marketplace."

The partnership between Block Imaging and The Michener Institute will present refurbished medical imaging equipment options to Canadian markets as an economical alternative for expanding diagnostic imaging capacity. The partnership will also provide Canadian hospitals and imaging centers with a reliable option for selling their pre-owned systems at fair prices with professionally managed removals.

"Block Imaging is very pleased to establish this partnership with The Michener Institute," says Bruce L. Block, President, Block Imaging International, Inc. "We believe that refurbished medical imaging equipment provides the Canadian health care market with more options for expanding quality patient care."

Through this partnership, Canadian hospitals and imaging centers will have access to a global network of refurbished MRIs, CTs, PET/CTs, C-Arms, X-ray, and Women's Health systems. Additional resources include an extensive parts inventory as well as 24/7 imaging equipment service coverage through Block Imaging's Flex Service program.

About Block Imaging International

Headquartered in Lansing, MI, USA, Block Imaging has been providing all modalities of pre-owned and refurbished medical imaging equipment globally since 1997. Block’s mix of refurbished imaging equipment solutions also includes leasing & financing options, interim rentals, parts support, an economical service alternative knows as Flex Service, complete project management as well as consignment plans for high value, high residual assets. Block Imaging solutions can be viewed at

About The Michener Institute

The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences is Canada’s only post-secondary institution devoted exclusively to applied health science education. Since 1958, Michener has educated applied health professionals who serve a vital role in the country’s health care sector in such fields as medical laboratory science, medical radiation sciences, respiratory therapy, chiropody, diagnostic cytology, genetics technology, ultrasound and cardiovascular perfusion.

Interprofessionalism, patient-centred learning and simulation-enhanced education are essentials of the Michener academic experience for over 5,000 full-time, part-time and continuing education students. The Michener Institute is publicly funded by the Province of Ontario, through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and further enriched through partnerships with universities, private sector companies and leading health care organizations. For more information, visit

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