Not a day goes by that our team isn't helping someone find clarity on what they should expect to budget for a refurbished CT scanner. But we want to make things easier for those of you we haven't talked with yet too, so we're going to break average refurbished CT scanner costs down into tiers: the bread and butter scanners (4-16 slices) through the late models with all the bells and whistles (64 slices).
Here's a basic overview of CT scanner prices from basic, 4-slice models to 64-slice:
4-16 Slice CT Scanner Costs
The "bread and butter" option applies to those looking to perform almost every kind of scan aside from cardiac. The best bet in balancing your clinical and economic needs with capital acquisition and service agreement costs will be a 4, 8, or 16 slice CT. If you're buying in the US, be sure you're aware of NEMA standard XR-29 and the effect it will have on your choice.
A four (“Quad”) slice or 8-slice CT scanner will cost between $50,000-$90,000 installed with a “first scan” warranty.
- Siemens Volume Zoom
- GE Ultra 8
A 16-slice scanner will cost between $75,000-$155,000 installed with a “first scan” warranty.
- Philips IDT 16
- Siemens Sensation 16
- GE Lightspeed 16
64-Slice CT Scanner Costs
Whether you’re looking for marketability or to meet clinical demands, this is where bread and butter scanners just won’t cut it. If you're looking to do cardiac studies, you'll want a 64-slice machine.
A 64 slice CT ranges between $120,000-$250,000 installed with a “first scan” warranty.
- GE VCT 64
- Toshiba Aquilion 64
- Siemens Sensation 64
The price ranges listed above are ballpark averages that reflect the current market. Your individual purchase price will vary inside that range depending on the manufacturer you choose and which systems are available when you're ready to buy. Use the button below to get a more specific price quote.
CT Scanner Cost Tiers
Written by Josh Block
Josh Block is the President of Block Imaging. He is also a husband, father of two, triathlete and self-proclaimed waffle chef. Josh strives to live out his passion for people by investing in and aligning the Block Imaging team to deliver a noteworthy customer experience and impact lives around the world through providing outstanding refurbished equipment, service and parts.