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Selling Used Medical Imaging Equipment? #1 Tip to Get More Money

Posted by Kenn Dextrom

Feb 9, 2012 5:03:00 PM

:: 1 minute read ::

sell used medical imaging equipmentSelling used medical imaging equipment is probably not your favorite task. You know that it is time to sell that MRI, CT, C-Arm, Digital Mammo or Bone Densitometer but where do you start? The first thing to do is to find out what your equipment is worth. But where can you get this information, and without asking the OEM or feeling pressured into selling today? You can read our earlier article on Equipment Market Valuations for Medical Imaging Equipment and learn how you can take advantage of this free service from Block Imaging. Our team of experts can tell you what your equipment is worth by asking you a few basic questions.  However, what you really want to know is...

The #1 way to get the most money when selling used medical imaging equipment...

Provide these key photos!

  • Photos of Serial Tags
  • Photos of All Other Identification Tags

Capturing the system’s serial tags and other identification tags are crucial.  These tags can usually be found on the back side of the machine and often near the floor.  Some might be more obvious to see, but you’ll know when you find them. 

These photos are extremely important!  Please double check your photos to ensure they are clear, all ID tags are legible, and any close up shot is clearly described in the file name.

medical equipment id tag photo BAD   medical equipment id tag photo BLURRY   medical equipment id tag photo GOOD

BAD ID tag photo
Don’t send this!


BAD  ID tag photo
Too blurry to read! 


GOOD ID tag photo

Virtually any camera phone can take the quality of photos we’re looking for. 

Other key photos to send include system accessories (injectors, coils, probes, buckys, etc), back up software disks and operators manuals, and screen shots of the enabled software options. There is no such thing as too many photos! Ask us about our separate email account that can store all the photos you can send. 

You might be thinking this is too much fuss, but think of it this way: When you buy a house or car, you want to know as much information as possible before committing your pocketbook to it. In the same way, Block Imaging wants to be thorough when buying equipment, and even more importantly, we want to represent the imaging equipment we sell honestly and accurately.

The few minutes of investment to forward these photos will turn into dollars in your pocket.  The secret is out... take key photos of your equipment and maximize its true value!  Used medical imaging equipment buyers like Block Imaging offer purchase values according to what is known about the system. In the case of selling your used equipment, knowledge is dollars!

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Written by Kenn Dextrom

author of blog post

Kenn Dextrom is the Interventional Radiology Product Manager at Block Imaging. His aim is to provide clear direction and careful planning to make each customer's project as seamless as possible. Out of the office, he spends most of his time keeping up with his wife and their three energetic sons.

Topics: Imaging Equipment Valuations, Selling Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Project Management

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