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 Your Guide to Medical Imaging Equipment

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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How Much Does a PET/CT Scanner Cost?

Posted by Josh Nunez

Jan 24, 2020 10:45:00 AM

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It's a question our team addresses several times every week: "How much does a PET/CT scanner cost?"  Well, the answer depends on a number of factors, and is seldom exactly the same from site-to-site, but we've compiled the ranges of current average pricing to help guide your search.

There is one cost factor that is more telling than any other: slice count. The more slices the CT portion of the machine can capture, the more you'll pay for it. Watch the video or read the list below to see 2020 cost information for PET/CT scanners across the full range of slice counts. 

Looking for a custom PET/CT or PET scanner cost quote? Click here to tell us about your project.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, PET/CT, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost, Video

X-Ray Machine Cost Price Guide

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jan 20, 2020 10:00:00 AM

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In many cases across the medical field, the X-ray machine is the most basic imaging system in a facility. Even so, acquiring the fundamentals constitutes a major capital outlay.This is precisely why it pays to be aware of all the options.

The following video shares average costs for several X-ray options that have proven to be popular among the thousands of imaging centers and hospitals we work with each year. From ceiling-mounted systems that left the factory with digital capabilities to analog machines updated with digital detectors, the market can accommodate a far broader range of budgetary needs than you might think.

Want to keep your X-ray machine but add a digital detector panel? Click here to see DR panel pricing.

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Topics: X-Ray, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost, Video

Choosing the Best X-Ray Equipment

Posted by Devinn LoVette

Jan 10, 2020 2:00:00 PM

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Bringing a new (or new to you) X-ray system into an imaging facility can be an overwhelming project, especially if it's your first time. To give those of you who might be wondering a nudge in the right direction, we're going to cover some top considerations to help you choose the very best X-ray equipment for you.

We'll cover functionality, patient volume levels, and placement by clinical specialty. And when you're done here, we recommend you hop over to our X-Ray Equipment Price Guide to learn what you can expect when budgeting for your X-ray system.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, X-Ray, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

How Much Does a Refurbished OEC 9900 Cost?

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Nov 14, 2019 3:17:00 PM

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Only a few years ago, OEC 9900 C-arms were still relatively rare on the secondary market. As the model has matured, however, the availability of pre-owned 9900s has increased significantly. This increase has prompted a shift in cost that moves the 9900 into a pricing bracket that's accessible to a much wider range of facilities. If you've considered the OEC 9900 in the past and found it to be outside your budget constraints, you should know that the landscape has changed.

We consulted our resident C-arm expert, Chris Sharrock about what kind of savings buyers can expect to find when they come across OEC 9900s on the refurbished market. He replied with this:

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Topics: C-Arm, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

4 Ways to Reduce Medical Equipment Service Costs

Posted by Nicole Tervo

Sep 25, 2019 2:30:00 PM

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When it comes to medical imaging equipment, everyone wants to protect their investment, but no one wants to pay the high prices that can sometimes come along with a service contract. The good news for everyone is that there can be a balance: reliable maintenance coverage with a price tag that’s not quite as intimidating as a typical package service agreement.

When shopping around for a service agreement that fits your needs and your budget, the following four tips will help you reduce your medical equipment service costs:

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Topics: Imaging Equipment Solutions, Imaging Equipment Service, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, Medical Imaging Equipment Cost

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