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Carestream Portable X-Ray Rentals: When, Why, How Much?

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Mar 12, 2020 4:12:19 PM

:: 2 minute read ::


As consumers in the 21st century, we know that the best value doesn't always come from owning something. Sometimes we just need to use it for a little while. Instead of buying DVDs, we subscribe to a service that streams movies. Instead of buying a beach house, we book an Air BnB.

And, when the decision to own really is the best value, we love to "try it before we buy it". Amazon Prime, anyone? How about Carvana, Sephora, or Warby Parker?

The great news for clinics, hospitals, and imaging centers is that you can take advantage of the high quality of Carestream portable X-ray systems without the long-term commitment and cost of purchasing through an equipment rental. Keep reading to see if renting might be a good fit for your needs and budget.

When to Rent vs. When to Buy

There are quite a few scenarios where renting can be the most cost effective way to get the equipment you need:

  • If an existing X-ray system is down (non-functional, being replaced, etc.), an interim rental can fill the need for a short term.  
  • If X-ray happens to be a new modality for your site, renting allows you to forecast your typical patient volume and learn whether an X-ray business is viable, without the full financial commitment of buying outright. 
  • If your team is vetting a particular model, a rental is a low cost way to determine if the system is a good fit for the workflow, image quality, and ease of use you want.

It's worth noting, if you're considering a rental, that some vendors (including Block Imaging) offer rent-to-own credit on monthly rates in the event of a system purchase. 


Why Rent a Carestream Portable X-Ray?

Carestream is something of a household name in the digital X-ray space. They're a company that focuses solely on digital radiography, and their software and systems workflow are simple and easy to use.  

From an engineering perspective, the systems are straightforward with easy access to internal components. When maintenance or repairs come up, this minimizes down time and engineering costs. 

Lastly, Carestream products are middle-of-the-road from a pricing perspective, delivering exceptional quality at a strong value.  

Monthly Portable X-Ray Rental Costs

Rental rates vary depending on software level, detector type, and service coverage. A ballpark range of monthly rental costs is $5,500 - $7,500, based on your team's needs. 

The Takeaway

Whether your facility's circumstances have you considering renting a Carestream portable X-ray system or buying one, our team would love to talk with you about pricing, availability, service, and whatever else you may need to make your next X-ray project a success. Start the conversation with the button below, or give us a call at 517-668-8800.

Request Portable X-ray Price

Written by Devinn LoVette

author of blog post

Devinn LoVette is an Account Executive at Block Imaging. In his role, Devinn finds and creates opportunities for Block Imaging and our partners to give a second life to medical imaging equipment. Outside the office, he is a youth pastor at City Life Church, an avid athlete, and a high school basketball coach.

Topics: X-Ray, Imaging Equipment Rental

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