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Enjoy these tips, tricks and insights that answer 100's of questions we've received from radiology and imaging professionals that need help buying, selling, servicing and maintaining their medical imaging equipment: MRI, CT, C-Arm, Digital X-ray, PET/CT and Women's Health. We extend the life of imaging equipment so that healthcare providers worldwide can extend the lives of patients. This is why we answer your imaging equipment questions.

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Imaging Equipment Upgrades by Price Tier: How Much Will My Next System Cost?

Posted by Josh Block

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Oct 17, 2019 3:48:18 PM

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ge-vct-64-ctThere was a time when access to strong imaging technology in the US started at seven figures; $1M, $1.5M, and even $2M in up-front cost. Now, however, imaging facilities are able to purchase more technology with less up-front capital than ever. A veritable “Who’s Who” of imaging equipment upgrades across all modalities, from the medical field's most prominent manufacturers is available and, in many cases, with most of the logistics and warranty trimmings attached.

To help you in the search for your next piece of imaging equipment, we've broken down some of the top choices for all modalities into pricing tiers, starting at $500,000, to $250,000, to $100,000.

Imaging Systems $500,000 or Less

These systems come from the larger modalities- MRI, CT, PET/CT, cath lab- and will typically cost $500,000 or less. In this price range, purchase includes the equipment, delivery, rigging, project management support, installation, applications training, chiller, and a 1-year service warranty.

Imaging Systems $250,000 or Less

Systems in this category are perhaps a few years older or come from smaller, less involved modalities like R/F and mammography. They can be found on the secondary market for $250,000 and below. Like the previous tier, purchases include equipment, delivery, rigging, project management support, installation, applications training, chiller, and a 1-year service warranty: 

Imaging Systems $100,000 or Less

Coming from the smaller modalities, but often paired with upgrades and features that make a big difference, these systems typically cost $100,000 or less. As before, purchase includes equipment, delivery, project management support, installation, and a 1-year service warranty: 

The Takeaway

The options available now are more diverse than ever. Across all modalities there are price points that can meet you where you are and still provide you with dependable equipment that allows your facility to take a step forward in technology.

If you’re in need of an upgrade while carefully managing capital expenses, our team would consider it a privilege to talk through the various vendors and the benefits each brings in any category of the imaging spectrum. 

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Written by Josh Block

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Josh Block is the President of Block Imaging. He is also a husband, father of two, and self-proclaimed waffle chef. As a part of the second generation of Blocks to lead Block Imaging, Josh carries on the family passion for putting people first, delivering memorable service, and improving lives all over the world by empowering medical care providers with high-quality equipment.

Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment

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