Phillips temporarily suspended manufacturing CT scanners and molecular imaging equipment at its Cleveland facility in April, following an inspection by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration earlier this year. While the decision was voluntary and a senior manager made assurances that there was no indication of product safety issues, the production suspension may affect pending and future orders of the scanners.
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Determining whether your practice, hospital or medical facility should keep their equipment or purchase new/used medical imaging equipment can be complicated-unless-you know what questions to ask, steps to take and numbers to crunch. But before you throw your hands into the air and say, “I’ll think about that tomorrow,” there’s good news! Atlantis Worldwide has put together an eBook that will guide you step by step to the right decision. It’s called, “Extend The Life of Your Medical Imagining Equipment or Replace It?” and it’s yours, free of charge.
As healthcare continues to change, healthcare providers are being tasked with reducing costs while increasing the quality of patient services. That’s why buying refurbished medical imaging equipment is becoming more popular, and more practical. This handy eBook provides information about:
When an Imaging Provider wants to upgrade their system, downsize a department, etc., one of the biggest concerns is “How much will we get for our old system?” Regardless of why you get rid of an existing system, a used CT, MRI, C-Arm or Mammography is usually a valuable asset. With budgets tightening and reimbursements shrinking, imaging providers need more than ever to get as much value out of their resources as possible. Let me help you get the most out of your old asset.
People everywhere are coming around to the benefits of pre-owned medical equipment, but this is particularly true in the developing nations of the world. If the average annual income is US $8,000 (India) or US $12,200 (Romania), it might be hard for a nation to fund new state-of-the-art technology in all of its hospitals and clinics. Even when substantial public or private investment is available, the choice for every parcel of money can be between one new system vs. two, three or four used systems. This is true even for purchasers in developed nations, and is now a crucial option worldwide.
Okay, so you’ve got some medical imaging systems that you don’t need or want anymore. It happens. Well, you basically have three options.
Everyone understands that most diagnostic imaging systems are a long-term investment. The inevitable “big” question is, “When is it time to purchase newer equipment versus making do with perfectly functional existing technology?” It’s a challenge that faces most purchasing departments, clinic and hospital administrators, physicians and office managers—and it’s where Atlantis Worldwide can step in and help make a decision easier. No, we don’t have a crystal ball that allows us to gaze into the future and determine your best course of action. But we DO have more than 20 years of experience in buying and selling imaging equipment, so we understand the market and can help our customers identify the best equipment solutions for their budgets and needs.
When you involve the Atlantis Worldwide team in the decision making process, we will work with you to gather pertinent information that will enable you to make a more informed decision. We’ll compile review a wide range of data: what are the comparative costs of installation? Can your existing system be upgraded easily, or is it easy to remove and replace the equipment? What is the turnover timing? How has your market changed and what are the current needs of your patients, physicians and community? What is the current and ideal workflow? How does equipment depreciation factor in? How will the impending changes to Medicare and the insurance industry impact your business? What are the cost differences in servicing new systems versus upgrading existing ones? By answering these and other questions, oftentimes it illuminates the perfect solution for your diagnostic imaging needs.