This article's title is a great question, but one that depends on a lot of variables. That's probably not what you were hoping to read when you typed the question into Google, but it's absolutely true. The value of your specific nuclear camera will depend on model, age, condition, options, and accessories.
Block Imaging is engaged in buying, selling, reconditioning, and discussing nuclear cameras every day. In fact, we have one person who is dedicated to knowing the world of nuclear cameras. You can use this information as you consider selling your GE nuclear camera.
The most popular GE nuclear camera is the Millennium MG. Other quality GE cameras include the Millennium MC, Myosight, and Ventri. The last three are cardiac-specific, and have a narrower application and a correspondingly narrow market.
Some Millenium MCs have been upgraded to Millennium MGs. These were essentially the same camera, but the detectors on the MC could only acquire images at a certain angle optimal for cardiac.
All cameras require two workstations to operate. The first is the acquisition station. This is what acquires the data from the camera and sends it over to the second workstation, the processing workstation. It is assumed when you sell a system that you are providing both the acquisition and the processing workstations. Sometimes, a site will want to keep their workstation, especially if it was recently upgraded or there is some special software on it. This is fine as long as it is disclosed to prospective buyers.
A major differentiator between systems is the processing workstation. GE has two main types: the earlier one is called the Entegra, the newer, the Xeleris. At this point, more buyers are interested in the Xeleris. There are different versions of Xeleris, from 1.0 to 2.0. An Xeleris 2.0 workstation can constitute as much as 30% of the value of a system.
All the Millennium, Myosight, and Ventri-based systems have some value. Age, condition, options, and workstations are the main factors that influence what that value is. At present, these models are selling in the $5,000 to $35,000 range, with a few going for even more.
To ensure you get the best value, take an inventory of what you have.
1. Do you have service records to indicate any upgrades or parts that have been replaced?
2. Which collimators do you have?
3. Which processing workstation do you have and which version is it?
Well-lit pictures of the whole system and all the accessories are essential for any seller to provide. They show off your camera's condition and create more buyer confidence in what actually is or isn't being sold along with it.
A must-have picture comes from the left side of the system: the panel with all the stickers GE puts on a system. These stickers tell buyers the serial number, the date of manufacture, whether or not it has received an upgrade, and a variety of other information that is helpful in determining what a given camera is worth.
So, while we can't give you an immediate answer about your exact, unique, individual GE nuclear camera, we can help you gather the right information to get a better price and a smoother transaction. If you're hoping to sell, use the button below to tell us about your camera and learn what it might be worth.