Upgrading, replacing, adding a scanner- whatever your reason for buying a 16-slice CT scanner, doing so outright isn't always an option. If it isn't an option for you right now, don't worry. The secondary market can help you manage your up-front equipment costs.
Beyond simply lowering starting costs, some lease plans build the cost of a year of service coverage into the final price and spread it across the full term of the lease. This provides a year of lower payments before having to use any of the funds normally set aside for equipment upkeep.
Below, find what you can expect your monthly payments to be to lease a Toshiba Aquilion 16 under our most common lease terms.
5-Year Lease Terms for Toshiba Aquilion 16 CT
The most frequently chosen option for people looking to lease an Aquilion 16 is a 60-month term. Breaking up the total price across that many payments allows sites on a budget to upgrade much sooner than saving for a lump sum, outright purchase. Right now, leasing under 60-month terms, the monthly lease payment for an Aquilion 16 is $2,250. Keep in mind that this payment doesn't include service coverage.
We always suggest that a CT scanner have some sort of contingency in place for service needs. Regular maintenance is a must- repairs and parts too. Covering the cost to replace a tube, for example, is a big bill, one that a service program covers for you. The monthly cost for the first year of service on an Aquilion 16 is around $1,600. The 60-month plan, however, pushes starting costs for your Aquilion even lower by splitting up the price of the first year of service coverage across the payments of the entire term.
If purchasing an Aquilion 64 and its first year of service in 12 twelve payments instead of 60 would be too much for your equipment budget, these terms allow your upgrade to be installed and fully covered for the first year at $3,850 a month.
Whether or not an Aquilion 16 is your final choice, we want you to know that financing options are out there to help you expand your facility's CT capabilities sooner. These choices are available for many other CT models too. If you want to know more, you can contact us or see some of our other CT lease guides:
Written by Paul Crawford
Paul Crawford is the Product Manager for CT Scanners at Block Imaging. In addition to his role here, he is also a husband and a father of three. Paul believes the biggest value a business partner can provide is a partnership built on trust and strives to earn that trust with transparency in every conversation, project, and transaction he’s a part of.