Once you have committed to purchasing bone densitometers or any diagnostic imaging modality you have to decide how you want to approach your purchase. Often times it’s much better and easier to purchase a refurbished system as opposed to a new system. Yes, a new system will be fresh out of the factory but you may have to concern yourself with recalls and possible hidden issues.
Refurbished bone densitometers mean that any issues such as recalls and bugs have already been worked out, provided that you are purchasing the system from a provider with a reputation for quality. You also need to understand that there is a difference between used and refurbished. Let’s look at some of the qualities denoted by used:
- A used system is likely to have some noticeable physical wear.
- A used system is likely to not have certain things worked out.
- A used system will not be in like-new condition.
A refurbished system is a system that’s been fixed to OEM specifications, painted, thoroughly inspected and will carry whatever necessary paperwork there is in order to ensure that the machine meets all standards, including inspection standards. A refurbished system will also have improvements that will make the equipment work as effectively as and sometimes better than a new machine.
A big advantage of purchasing a refurbished system is the fact that it’s not nearly as cost prohibitive by comparison. A new system may cost you twice as much as a refurbished one. A refurbished system needs to come from a place with a reputation for providing quality equipment and service.
A key to our success as a provider is our refurbishing process which includes the following steps:
- Selecting the best equipment for the refurbishing process.
- Mechanical inspection, refurbishment, reassembly.
- Electrical inspection and refurbishment
- Cosmetic reconditioning
- Testing to ensure full function
The kind of detail oriented process we engage upon is a guarantee that your system will be in prime working condition. These are the kinds of considerations that need to be had when purchasing a refurbished system.
If you have any questions about bone densitometers or any diagnostic imaging modalities, please feel free to give us a call. Our team of professionals is looking forward to answering your questions and helping you find the right system.