Top Refurbished PET/CTs on the Market in 2024

When looking for new refurbished equipment on the market, it can be difficult to determine which systems are the latest and greatest without some deep industry knowledge.

As a result, a question we get a lot of is, “What is the best refurbished PET/CT equipment right now?” 

2024 is set up to be a great year for some of the best refurbished PET/CTs from Siemens, GE, and Philips. If you’re curious about the best options on the secondary market, this is the blog for you. And if you’re a gearhead, like me, and just get excited about what’s new and updated, then this blog is also for you. 

Here’s a summary of the best, coolest, newest, and most exclusive PET/CTs that can be found on the refurbishment market in 2024.


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GE Discovery MI 

If you were to ask me what the highest-end PET/CT I’ve seen this year, there would be no doubt in my mind before telling you about the GE Discovery MI.  

This system checks all the boxes. 128 Slices. Check. Time-of-Flight. Check. Cardiac, oncology, neurology, research, clinical capabilities. Check. Oh, it also had Digital Detectors! Double Check! 

This also came with conventional detectors such as the Discovery MI DR (digital-ready). 

This may not be the first digital PET/CT to hit the secondary market, but it is by far the nicest. 

 

Discovery MI
GE Discovery MI

 

 

Philips Vereos 

If the GE Discovery MI checks all the preferred boxes, then the Philips Vereos wins the bells and whistles competition.

As the only camera with LED lighting strips around the entire gantry, it boasts 64 slices and the distinction of being the first model to offer digital detectors. With time-of-flight and LYSO detectors, it’s a high-end system for the Philips house.

There weren’t many made so it’s pretty rare to get one. But the exclusivity makes it more of a gem. 

 

Philips Vereos
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GE Discovery IQ 

While this is an entry-level system for GE, it comes in 3-, 4-, and 5-ring configurations.

We'd argue that it is one of the best cardiac and all-purpose PET/CTs available.

It’s available in 16-slice and goes well into mobile and fixed site configurations. We expect to see two or three in 2024 and more as GE installs more OMNI Legends. 

As GE continues the rollout of OMNI Legends, we anticipate a gradual increase in the GE Discovery IQs in the refurbishment market. 

GE Discovery IQ

 

Siemens Biograph Horizon 

With time-of-flight, 16- or 32-slice air-cooled configurations, and LSO detectors, this is one of the most sought-after systems for mobile applications.

Not to mention, it’s the perfect system for cardiac PET and oncology.

We expect to see many more of these systems available in the refurbishment market as Siemens expands its installed base of digital PET/CTs.

Biograph Horizon
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GE Discovery 690 

While we’ve seen these for the last three years in the market, they are still solid performers coming in 16-, 64-, and (rarely) 128-slice variants.

We are seeing a better supply of these in 2024 as the newer GE systems come out.

Built on the excellent Brightspeed or VCT 64 CT architecture, with time-of-flight LYSO detectors, these are normally well-outfitted with cardiac, oncology, and neurology programs.

Several units have been enhanced with the Q. Suite and upgraded computers, significantly boosting their speed.

 

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GE Discovery 710 

This model should likely be a top consideration.

Excluding the more costly and exclusive GE Discovery MI, it stands as the flagship GE PET/CT in the secondary market.

Available in 16-, 64-, and 128-slice configurations, these units incorporate the GE Optima 540 and 660 CTs.

Equipped with time-of-flight capabilities and the advanced Q. Suite, they offer exceptional speed and cutting-edge technology, making them the most sought-after PET/CT on the market today.

GE Discovery 710
GE Discovery 710

 

 

The Takeaway 

We hope you enjoyed this exploration of the best of the market as much as we did!

We're excited to see advancements in medical imaging technology that continue to enhance both the capabilities and the accessibility of refurbished PET/CT systems.

For anyone interested in the evolving field of PET/CT imaging we encourage you to keep abreast of market trends and consider how these technologies can be integrated into your practices to improve diagnostic precision.

Want more detailed insights into specific systems or guidance on selecting the right PET/CT system for your facility? Feel free to reach out to our team! 

 

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Josh Nunez

Josh Nunez is the Director of Product Management at Block Imaging. Josh is energized by developing an understanding of each customer's unique imaging needs and overcoming the challenge of helping find them the perfect equipment match. When he is not providing PET/CT solutions he enjoys traveling, soccer, and spending time with his wife and five kids.