Wondering how much a CT Scanner costs and which one is right for you? CT scans are one of the most common practices in the world, yet they are also one of the most costly because organizations recover associated costs through imaging charges.
These associate costs include acquisition, operation, and maintenance of the CT machine. More specifically, they cover:
- Delivery and installation of the equipment
- Machine operation
- Energy usage
- Maintenance, repairs, and spare parts that may be required
Other factors that could influence how much a CT scanner costs include: the brand, tube, number of slices produced, and whether it is a new, used, or refurbished machine.
So how much does an CT machine cost to acquire? That depends on whether you purchase from the primary or secondary market. CT scanners have a 20% depreciation rate, so experienced buyers will typically shop for a deal in the secondary market first. There are several companies and manufacturers offering refurbished CT scanners for sale.
The tube specifications can have a major impact on the price of the CT machine. This is because they are very difficult and expensive to replace. The lifetime of a tube is unknown, but inactivity may have an effect.
Generally, the higher the amount of slices the system would be able to produce, the more expensive the system becomes. The slices define the clarity of the images the device would generate. This includes 4-8, 16-32, 64, 128, and scanners with more than 256 slices are available too. See our blog on Low Slice vs. High Slice CT Machines.
The prices may vary quite differently from each other depending on the brands. However, the best brands include Toshiba, GE, Siemens, and Philips.
Although the prices don’t have a significant variation when it comes to brand, the main reason for selecting from these devices is if you have specific preferences or have easier access to a particular brand.
Year of Manufacture
The year of manufacturing matters, especially if the system is a very old one. Also, the age often determines if the options available are more up-to-date. The system’s software can also affect the price.
Most medical imaging resellers don’t regularly offer a warranty if you have decided to perform the installation yourself. Naturally, the included warranty would raise the price.
While these are factors to consider when purchasing a good device, selecting the right system is essential to making sure it performs well in the long-run while being cost-efficient in the moment.
Amber Diagnostics issues some of the best brands of medical imaging equipment. All prices are available on the website, and the information provided in the article could help buyers decide on the type of system sought to acquire. Amber Diagnostics guarantees optimal performance of devices and client satisfaction through the best service.