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Straton Z CT Tube Lifespan and Cost

Posted by Chad Seelye

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Jan 25, 2018 1:45:00 PM

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When it comes to service and maintenance for a CT scanner, the most important item to keep tabs on is the tube. On any CT, the tube is a part that will need to be replaced periodically .Coincidentally, it's also one of the most expensive to replace.

If you're scanning with a Siemens Sensation 64, you're using Siemens' proprietary Straton Z tube. Below, we'll share with you the average lifespan, average replacement cost, and part number of the Straton Z CT tube.

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Straton Z Average Life Expectancy

The Lifespan

In the experience of our field service team and the CT users we interact with every day, a Straton Z tube typically lasts around  350,000 scan seconds, with some instances of tubes lasting up to 500,000+. If a facility scans a middle-range patient volume, this translates to approximately 2-3 years. 

The Cost

Straton tubes are proprietary to Siemens and there are no alternatives from other tube manufacturers, keeping the price on the higher side compared to other tubes. When you can find a used Straton, however, you can save a substantial amount. Right now, used Straton Z tubes average between $75,000 and $90,000 for a tube that has seen approximately a quarter of its life in usage and $110,000 and $125,000 for a tube with very low usage.

The part number for a Straton Z tube is: 7737807

The Takeaway

If your Straton Z is approaching the 350,000 scan second mark or experiencing other warning signs of tube failure, it's a good idea to begin looking for your next replacement. Availability can sometimes be a challenge, given the Straton's proprietary nature, but when used units are found, there's a lot of cost to be saved. 

If you need a tube now, or are simply being proactive in finding a supplier, use the tube request form below to contact us for pricing and availability on used Straton Z CT tubes.


Written by Chad Seelye

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Chad Seelye is Vice President of Part Sales for Block Imaging. He loves to offer parts solutions that get customers excited about doing more with their equipment for less. Outside of work, he loves to explore new areas with his wife. It doesn't matter where they are, as long as they've never been there before. Chad also loves all things MSU basketball and football.

Topics: Imaging Equipment Parts, CT Scanner

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