Healthcare purchasing decision makers regularly confront tough choices today when trying to properly allocate funds for all the needed capital expenditures for a hospital or imaging center. On the other side, patients want and deserve the best in medical care and have confidence in their test results. This can often prove to be a tough balance when deciding what equipment should be purchased. As a result, it may make sense to consider purchasing a refurbished CT scanner.
Allocating funds for a refurbished CT scanner may make the best sense for a hospital or imaging center considering a CT purchase. It stretches those regularly scarce purchasing funds as well as provide an additional resource so patients do not have to wait an extended time period for an appointment.
A new CT scanner can often cost in excess of one million dollars, which can potentially eat up a large amount of a capital expenditure budget. When a hospital or imaging center decides to purchase a refurbished CT scanner in lieu, they can often cut the cost of a new CT scanner roughly in half, saving money, allowing for other testing and equipment purchases.
The next concern when considering a refurbished CT scanner purchase is where to buy that piece of equipment with confidence. It is always a good idea to interview several different companies that specialize in providing a refurbished CT scanner to a hospital or imaging center. They should be able to explain how they select a CT for refurbishing, what the refurbishing process involves and what type of service contract or warranty is provided with the refurbished CT scanner.
Once the company that will provide the refurbished CT scanner is selected, it is important to discuss what type of CT scanner is needed. There are a variety of different CT technologies in use today, so it is important to select a CT scanner that will make the most sense for a hospital's or imaging center's testing and patient care matrix and needs.