If you're visiting this blog, it's likely for one of two reasons: 1) Your coil failed, and you need to replace it, or 2) You want to expand your scanning capabilities by adding a different coil type to your set. In either situation you could be facing a significant, often unexpected, cost. But don't worry! Our team can help you get the process started with some basic budget building, and see you through your project with coils from all the major manufacturers in our in-house parts inventory.
Below you’ll find current average pricing for a variety of MRI coils, both new and refurbished.
The most expensive coils fall in the 16 to 32-channel category. New MRI coils in this category cost between $40,000 (ex: wrist coil) and $120,000 (ex: breast biopsy coil) depending on their size and application. Refurbished 16 to 32-channel coils are becoming increasingly available on the secondary market. Because of this increased availability, prices have come down in recent years and they're well worth looking into. A used parts vendor can save you an average of 40% or 50% off the price of a new coil when you purchase a refurbished coil outright, or even more if you have a coil to exchange!
4 to 8-Channel Coils
Most of the less expensive coils fall in the 4 to 8-channel category. Buying them new will cost anywhere from $12,000 (ex: wrist coil) to $80,000 (ex: neurovascular coil). Unlike 16-32 channel coils, refurbished 4 and 8-channel coils are plentiful on the secondary market. Refurbished coils will only cost an average of $8,000 to $25,000 outright, or $3,000 to $5,000 with an exchange.
The Coil Purchase Experience
In addition to a fully-functioning coil, the quality of your coil purchasing experience is a part of the price you pay. The short clip below will give you a sense of what you can expect from selection, shipping options, quality assurance, service hours, follow-up, and accessibility for future needs when you choose your next coil, or other MRI parts, from Block Imaging.
We’re ready to work with you on your coil purchases, repairs, and service coverage. Our team would love to be part of your MRI maintenance strategy. Just let us know what we can do for you with a call or the button below.
Andy Jarvis is a Customer Service Representative with the Block Imaging Parts Team. It’s his pleasure to bring over a decade of imaging industry experience to the level of service he provides to parts buyers every day. When he’s not serving imaging facilities, Andy enjoys traveling with his wife and their four children.