You have made the decision to provide mammograms as a part of your facilities services. The question that begs to be asked is: What system is right for you? The factors that will play a role in making the right decision include:
- Site planning.
- Available space.
- Financial considerations.
- Demand for mammograms.
- System capacity
Where you are located is a big deal because often times there are areas where the demand is higher but the services are not as readily available. There have been studies that show certain regions have a shortage on a county by county basis of radiological professionals. If there is a great concentration of professionals performing mammograms, acquiring a system may not be a cost effective measure.
Site planning is an important consideration before acquiring a mammography system as well. Often times it’s not just about space but it’s also about environmental regulations, whether or not certain regions permit the usage of a system that employs radiation dosages and so on.
Your availability in terms of space is crucial. Diagnostic imaging procedures can make a patient feel uncomfortable and claustrophobic. While once the procedure has begun patients accommodate easily, it’s key to ensure that you have ample space in which to perform the mammogram.
Before purchasing a system you have to look at how cost effective it will be. The cost of the system is important. Often times it’s smarter to buy a quality refurbished system that has already been proven to work as opposed to a brand new one that may have un-observed imperfection.. System capacity is a big consideration as well as everything else.
You want to make sure that your system can perform well. It’s vital that the system itself be able to perform all the functions. One key factor is a good image, without that it’s impossible to perform an effective service. Ultimately demand is also a big player in the equation.
It’s vital to know your population, especially when you consider how many women there may be, age group, incidence of cancers in the area. Often times even with advocacy certain areas are less likely to be populated by women than others. A mammogram is not a luxury and it should always be at the top of women’s minds. Statistics often times make it difficult from area to are so demand may seem lower.
Once considerations have been made it will be very important to decide a few key factors.
- Which brand has a better system?
- What size system you want?
- Do you want a full field system?
Our team of experts here at Amber Diagnostics is always ready to take your call and answer any questions you may have. From site planning to knowledge of the system, we will walk you through the purchase process and we will stand by you through installation and use. We not only look forward to helping you acquire the right system but to making sure that you and your patients are satisfied.