The Benefits of Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment
Regardless of the business you are in or your lifestyle, you are likely familiar with the terms used and refurbished. However, many people have trouble differentiating between the two terms.Keep reading to learn more about the difference between used and refurbished, and the perks of refurbished medical imaging equipment.
Wed Nov 04 2020
Regardless of the business you are in or your lifestyle, you are likely familiar with the terms “used” and “refurbished.” However, many people have trouble differentiating between the two terms. Both categories are typically significantly less expensive than buying new products, but that doesn’t mean that they are created equally, especially in the healthcare industry. Keep reading to learn more about the difference between used and refurbished, and the perks of refurbished medical imaging equipment.
Used vs. Refurbished
With the continual advancements in healthcare technology, investing in your practice and upgrading equipment can be an ongoing process. If you are unclear on the difference between used and refurbished, we are here to elaborate and educate. Refurbished imaging systems are the certified pre-owned cars of the diagnostic imaging industry. Through the refurbishment process, products are thoroughly tested and upgraded to meet Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) standards before being resold. Conversely, used products may or may not be tested and guaranteed to work as well as they should. By opting to purchase from a company that specializes in refurbishing equipment, you can have peace of mind that your refurbished medical imaging equipment will work properly and maintain peak clinical performance. A used CT scanner might be cheaper to purchase than a refurbished one, but you don’t want to potentially put patients at risk with a faulty or inaccurate scanner.
Why Is Medical Imaging So Important?
It is no question that medical imaging is an extremely important and constantly evolving aspect of the medical industry. Whether you use an x-ray machine, CT scanner, or MRI machine for diagnostic purposes or to track a previously diagnosed condition, these machines are essential to the treatment process. Not only do both doctors and patients rely on these diagnostic imaging machines to achieve an accurate diagnosis, but they are also used to ensure that treatment efforts evolve with the progression or regression of the condition.
Perks of Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment
Whether you are opening a new laboratory, expanding your current setup, or looking for an upgrade, purchasing refurbished equipment is a great way to do it without the exorbitant cost of new equipment, and provides diagnostic confidence that your equipment will work just like new. At TTG Imaging Solutions, we have a diverse portfolio of high-quality refurbished equipment that is fully warranted and supported. We are ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 certified in sales, repair, refurbishment, installation, and servicing of medical imaging devices. Learn more about some of the systems we offer:
- The use of CT scanners is continually increasing for diagnostic oncology, cancer therapy, and evaluating heart disease. Because this system is essential for any practice, refurbished equipment is a great way to purchase quality scanners at a more affordable price-point.
- A PET/CT scan is the best diagnostic and therapeutic tool for anatomical and physiologic imaging. A new system can easily cost up to $3 million, but purchasing refurbished can save you millions and still provide you with superior diagnostic capabilities.
- A PET scan is one of the best diagnostic tools available for heart and brain imaging, but can be quite costly. Buying refurbished can be an affordable solution that allows you to invest in growing other aspects of your practice.
- SPECT scans are widely utilized for a variety of common physiologic processes of the body especially to evaluate the heart for coronary artery disease (CAD). Despite the already lower price-point for a SPECT system, buying refurbished is a great way to save and maintain diagnostic confidence.
TTG Imaging Solutions
Across the global market and the medical imaging equipment market in North America, diagnostic imaging remains an essential part of the healthcare industry, and while everyone enjoys shiny new toys, the reality is that they aren’t always cost-effective. Refurbished systems offer a great alternative to new equipment, with a guarantee that they will work as well as a new OEM version of the same model. At TTG Imaging Solutions, we believe that everyone should have access to quality imaging equipment and have made it our goal to perfect the refurbishment process. Contact us today to learn more about our refurbished medical imaging equipment solutions.