10 Reasons You Should Buy Refurbished Imaging Equipment

Still not totally convinced buying refurbished medical imaging equipment is a good idea? We'd like to share some reasons for choosing refurbished that you may not have previously considered. If you don't find just one or two of them compelling, we've got at least eight more!

10 Reasons You Should Buy Refurbished Imaging Equipment

  1. Refurbished imaging equipment generally costs half the price of new.
  2. Some providers sell equipment fully installed and include a 1-year service agreement.
  3. Reimbursement rates through CMS are the same, whether you buy new or refurbished.
  4. Many OEMs and third-party ISOs will happily service a refurbished system.
  5. Third-party parts providers can supply refurbed parts 80% of the time at half the cost of new.
  6. Finance Companies will happily fund both refurbished equipment and the soft costs that go along.
  7. Late model technology is always available.
  8. Supply of most modalities and most categories is good.
  9. Regularly upgrading with refurbished equipment leverages your balance sheet to the maximum.
  10. With lower acquisition cost, refurbished systems produce an ROI much sooner than new systems.

Refurbished Market Growth

Worldwide acceptance of refurbished imaging equipment has never been higher. This is driven by refinement of the secondary market, as more and more independent refurbishers develop processes, seek ISO certification, and build infrastructure for service, parts, engineering, and financing.

The Takeaway

Healthcare providers are looking for dependability, streamlined workflow, and high overall value- a trifecta that the old-school practice of only buying new can't always provide anymore. If you have yet to check around and find just how much is available on the refurbished market, there's never been a better time. Click on the button below to browse our inventory and see for yourself.

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Josh Block

Josh Block is the President of Block Imaging. As a part of the second generation of Blocks to lead Block Imaging, Josh carries on the family passion for putting people first, delivering memorable service, and improving lives all over the world by empowering medical care providers with high-quality equipment. Aside from work Josh enjoys being a husband and dad, playing golf. And, before turning 40, Cheetos and cherry coke.