So, you’ve decided that the GE LX 1.5T is the system for you. It's a bread-and-butter, workhorse system with a high level of support on the secondary market. On top of that, as with any GE MRI, there are a lot of service options as well as plenty of parts and engineers to keep these machines working.
BUT… you don’t have the capital to fund the entire cost of the system up front.
Lease it! MRI dealers can often provide leasing options for your equipment needs. To give you a feel for what you can expect, below you’ll find typical monthly payments for a GE LX 1.5 system from Block Imaging.
Lease Payments for GE 1.5T LX MRI with 1-Year Full Service
|24 Months||36 Months||48 Months||60 Months|
|Level Lease Payments||$16,167.65||$11,114.76||$8,587.99||$7,076.35|
|First 3 Months $99.00||$18,630.95||$12,214.66||$9,228.81||$7,506.69|
If you qualify for the section 179 deduction, the amount you save can completely offset the interest paid on a lease and still leave you with five-figures in tax savings.
Tax Savings Under Section 179 for Purchase of a GE 1.5T LX MRI
|Equipment Depreciation Term||5 Years|
|Equipment Depreciation Under MACRS||$350,000|
|Entity Marginal Tax Bracket||35%|
|Cash Savings on Equipment Purchase||$122,500|
|Net Cost of Equipment||$227,500|
Contact us if you have questions about purchasing or leasing a refurbished MRI system. If you want to know what level of revenue you can expect to see from your MRI, check out our Radiology Reimbursement Calculator to get an estimate based on your patient traffic and the studies you perform most often.