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How Much Does It Cost to Lease a GE 1.5T LX MRI?

Posted by Randy Bolenbaugh

May 5, 2014 2:22:00 PM

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1.5T_LX_MRI_LeaseSo, 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.

The Solution

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 Price $350,000
Equipment Depreciation Term 5 Years
Equipment Condition Refurbished
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. MRI Buyer's Guide  

Written by Randy Bolenbaugh

author of blog post

Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, MRI, Imaging Equipment Financing

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