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How Much Does It Cost to Lease a Siemens Espree MRI?

Posted by Randy Bolenbaugh

Jun 3, 2014 9:37:00 AM

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Siemens_Espree_MRI_Lease_Price_CostIn the past year, the Siemens Espree has been one of our most commonly requested MRI models. Many features make this system appealing, including a wide (70cm) bore and numerous capability-expanding software options. If you're looking for a great MRI system- the Espree certainly fits the bill. Now, all you have to do is crunch the numbers.


The Problem

Though they are not impossible to find, demand for the Espree is high and, at this point, supply is low. As a result, the Espree is on the higher end of the cost spectrum. Depending on your facility's budget, ponying up the full cost of a Siemens Espree all at once can be a challenge. 


The Solution

The good news is that the secondary market offers a variety of financing options to spread out the expense of purchasing your next MRI scanner. Financed across multiple years, paying for an Espree becomes far more manageable.

By way of example, the table below breaks down the average monthly payment for a Siemens Espree from Block Imaging. These prices include the system, delivery and installation, and the first year of warranty coverage.

Lease Payments for Siemens Espree 1.5T


24 Months

36 Months

48 Months

60 Months

Level lease payments





First 3 months $99.00






If you qualify for the Section 179 tax deduction, the second table tells you how much you can expect to save on the purchase:

Section 179 Tax Savings for Purchase of Siemens Espree 1.5T MRI

Equipment Price $820,000
Depreciation Term 5 Years
Condition Refurbished
Depreciation Under MACRS $820,000
Entity Marginal Tax Bracket 35%
Cash Savings on Purchase $287,000
Net Equipment Cost $533,000

Whichever MRI equipment you end up choosing, we're happy to answer questions you have along the way and to discuss your financing options. Contact us to get the conversation started! And while you're at it, check out our Radiology Reimbursement Calculator for an estimate of the revenue your new purchase will be able to generate once it's up and running.

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This is just one of the many MRI machine articles we have for you. If you want to keep reading about systems, parts, service, and news, click here to see the complete list of content for this topic.



Written by Randy Bolenbaugh

author of blog post

Topics: MRI, Imaging Equipment Financing

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