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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.

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David Harns

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GE Ultra 8 Lease Price Guide

Posted by David Harns

Sep 26, 2016 11:45:00 AM

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So, you're hoping to upgrade from your quad-slice CT, but your capital equipment budget doesn't look like it'll have enough room for the jump all the way up to a 16-slice scanner for quite some time. Or, perhaps you've already taken the plunge into 16 slices and above, but your facility could use an overflow system to help handle your throughput needs.

In either of these cases, the GE LightSpeed Ultra 8 could be just the solution you're looking for. Not only does the Ultra 8 occupy a middle "sweet spot" in terms of function and cost, there are also a variety of financing options available that make the purchase of an Ultra 8 even simpler and more affordable.

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Topics: Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost, CT Scanner

Philips MX16 Lease Price Guide

Posted by David Harns

Jun 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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So, your imaging facility is looking to upgrade or expand its CT capabilities with an MX 16 scanner from Philips? And you're looking to do so as affordably as possible? Excellent! The refurbished market has MX 16 systems readily available at prices significantly lower than buying one new

On top of that, if an outright purchase isn't feasible at the moment, there is another way to get the equipment you need without waiting to set aside a lump sum for the full purchase price.

A lease plan is an option that makes the MX 16 more accessible, and sooner. There are a variety of plans available but, for the sake of time, we'll break down what we've found to be the most popular below.

All of the plans below include installation of the system and the first year of a service agreement as part of the total purchase price. Breaking up the cost of the service agreement across the lease term gives you 12 months of lower payments before needing to tap into your regular ongoing service budget.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Financing, CT Scanner

GE VCT 32 Lease Price Guide

Posted by David Harns

Apr 15, 2016 9:31:33 AM

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Upgrading your CT equipment to a 32-slice scanner can seem a little out of reach as an outright purchase. If that sounds like the scenario your facility is in, the good news is that there are providers who understand this and offer options that can make that higher slice count more attainable: a three, four, or five-year lease.

Beyond the most apparent benefit (reducing starting costs), some lease plans build the cost of the first year of a service agreement into the total and spread it across the duration of the lease. This gives buyers a year of lower payments before having to tap into the regular service budget they reserve for their entire imaging equipment stable.

Keep reading to find what you can expect to pay each month to lease a GE VCT 32 under three common lease terms.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Financing, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost, CT Scanner

Philips Brilliance 16 Lease Price Guide

Posted by David Harns

Mar 23, 2016 10:28:00 AM

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The Philips Brilliance 16 is a quality CT scanner- an excellent choice for a number of applications and patient volume levels. But, of course, because it is a quality CT scanner, acquiring one constitutes a significant capital investment you may not be ready for. So what's the solution? If the need for a 16-slice scanner is looming, but an outright purchase is beyond your budget right now, choosing a multi-year lease could be the the happy medium you need.

As an example of what you can expect to find on the refurbished CT market, we'll show you monthly payments for our most popular Brilliance 16 lease options.

Aside from offering the obvious benefit of reduced starting costs, all three of these plans include the cost of the first year of a service agreement as part of the total and spread it across the lease term. This allows for a year of lower payments before needing to kick in your regular equipment service budget.

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Topics: CT Scanner

Do Aftermarket Add-Ons Provide NEMA XR-29 Compliance for CT?

Posted by David Harns

Jan 18, 2016 11:01:18 AM

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Since its introduction in 2013, XR-29 has been a source of confusion for CT buyers and providers alike. For facilities operating under tighter budget constraints, the prospect of replacing their CT equipment has also been a source of financial concern. Much effort and many resources have been poured into finding/developing affordable ways for imaging facilities to achieve compliance without the capital expenditure of a brand-new, late-model CT scanner or, depending on who the equipment’s original manufacturer is, a costly compliance upgrade.

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Topics: Medical Imaging News, CT Scanner

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