Replacing a CT scanner's X-ray tube is an eventuality for any facility that uses the technology- an eventuality that doesn't always happen according to typical lifespan expectations, and doesn't always happen at your budgetary "high tide". Because of this fact, it pays to be aware of the options you have to replace your CT tube for less.
To help you know what to expect when you need to replace your CT tube, we've compiled current price averages for some of the most popular CT tubes in use right now, including low to moderate use used tubes, new after-market tubes (where applicable), and- for comparison's sake- brand-new OEM tubes.
CT Tube Replacement Price Guide
|Mfr. / Model||Tube Model||OEM Cost||Low-Use Used||Moderate-Use Used||After-Market New|
|GE HiSpeed||MX-165||$42k||$12k - $14k||$9k - $12k||$20k|
|GE LightSpeed Performix||MX-200||$145k||$35k - $40k||$20k - $25k||$50k|
|GE VCT 64||D3194TR||$154k||$50k - $60k||$35k - $45k||$75k - $85k|
|Toshiba Aquilion||CXB-750D/4A||$180k||$80k - $90k||$60k - $70||N/A|
|Siemens Emotion 16||Dura 422||$97k||$50k - $60k||$40k - $50k||N/A|
|Siemens Sensation 64||Straton Z||$210k||$110k - $120k||$80k - $90k||N/A|
|Philips Brilliance 16||MRC 600||$185k||$60k - $70k||$40k - $50k||N/A|
|Philips Brilliance 64||MRC 800||$193k||$75k - $85k||$55k - $65k||N/A|
A Note on After-Market Tubes for GE CT
If you happen to be researching replacement tube costs as part of your search for which CT scanner you might want to purchase, it's worth noting that the availability of after-market tubes for GE CT plays a part in keeping the cost of independent service lower for their scanners. Tube costs are a significant factor in determining service coverage pricing and, when a service provider isn't limited to proprietary tubes, ongoing coverage can be offered at lower rates.
The takeaway here is simple: third-party parts suppliers can help make the costs of CT tube failure more manageable with significant savings on replacement tubes. Whether you need a tube now or are looking for a supplier proactively, we're ready to help you find the replacement you need. Request a tube or ask about our current stock with the button below.
Written by Chad Seelye
Chad Seelye is Vice President of Part Sales for Block Imaging. He loves to offer parts solutions that get customers excited about doing more with their equipment for less. Outside of work, he loves to explore new areas with his wife. It doesn’t matter where they are, as long as they’ve never been there before. Chad also loves all things MSU basketball and football.