Often referred to as a “15x” or “16x” system, the EXCITE HDxt is a widely popular platform within the family of GE MR systems available on the secondary market. This is due, in large part, to its near-current software and higher-end image capabilities.
The most significant cost drivers for the HDxt are the software level (15x or 16x) and the number of R/F channels (8 or 16). For the purposes of this article, we will consider a 15x, 16-channel system, which is the most popular configuration.
Want vs. Need
You need an MR capable of some advanced imaging features such as VIBRANT, COSMIC, CUBE, PROBE, etc, but you want to minimize your capital outlay.
The Best of Both Worlds
You can strike the balance between utility and cost with any of the leasing options available on the secondary equipment market. Typically, these systems are financed across 2-5 years. For even greater flexibility, there's the option of beginning your lease payments at $99 for the first three months of your term. This can give you the chance to get your system up and running and start netting some reimbursements before full payments kick in. In the table below you’ll find typical monthly payments for a GE 1.5T HDxt 15x, 16-ch system under all of the lease types we just mentioned. These estimates have been calculated from the middle of the current price range: $550.000.
Lease Payments for GE EXCITE HDxt 1.5T with 1-Year Full Service
|24 Months||36 Months||48 Months||60 Months|
|Level Lease Payments||$25,400||$17,475||$13,500||$11,125|
|First 3 months at $99||$29,300||$19,200||$14,500||$11,800|
Section 179 Tax Savings for Purchase of GE EXCITE HDxt 1.5T
On top of the advantages of leasing your equipment, if you qualify for the Section 179 tax deduction, there are savings to be had. Take a look at the example below to get an idea of what you can expect:
|Depreciation Term||5 Years|
|Depreciation Under MACRS||$550,000|
|Entity Marginal Tax Bracket||35%|
|Savings on Purchase||$192,500|
|Net Equipment Cost||$357,500|
If the data above doesn't leave you feeling certain that leasing an HDxt is the best solution for your facility, similar financing options are available for a variety of other MRI makes and models. Even better- we've put together lease payment expectations for many of them as well. Check out any of the articles below for more:
Contact us with any questions about financing and leasing options. We're ready to help you find a great system and a great financing plan.
AND- to further define what you can expect from a GE EXCITE HDxt 1.5T in terms of revenue generation, check out our Radiology Reimbursement Calculator to build an estimate of your system's potential.