So, you’re in the market for a certified refurbished or used 1.5T MRI model. Smart move! After all, you’ll get the technology you need and the service warranty you want—all at a much lower price point than buying new. As you know, Siemens offers a variety of 1.5T MRI Scanners, so let’s take a closer look so you know which one is best for your clinic, practice, hospital or healthcare facility. We’ll start by comparing some features below:
Siemens Symphony 1.5T: The Symphony 1.5T is the first to introduce the OR70 magnet design. It provides better functionality and performance than the Siemens Harmony 1.0T field strength. It’s available in both a 4 and 8-channel system, with low upfront cost and low cryogen consumption. These are pretty easy to find on the secondary market.
Siemens Essenza 1.5T: With an ultra-short, lightweight design, this system is similar to GE’s 1.5T HDc. It has TIM technology (Total Imaging Matrix) and an efficient magnet at an extremely economical price point. In addition, operating costs are significantly lower that larger models or those from competitors. While they are not as common on the secondary market, if you’ve got time, one could show up and reward your patience!
Siemens Avanto 1.5T: The experts at Atlantis Worldwide love the Avanto. It’s affordable, capable and very available on the secondary market. When combined with Syngo, it minimizes upfront costs while providing all the functionality you want from a higher-end system!
Siemens Espree 1.5T: This high-performance system has a 70cm bore and TIM technology—plus a short bore length that enables head-out or feet-first for most exams. TIM allows for multiple coils to be connected at once for multiple simultaneous studies. An efficient zero boil-off magnet plus a cryogen refill interval of 10 years make this a great option.
Siemens Aera 1.5T: This is the newest one to hit the secondary market and it’s worth the wait. It features a redesigned TIM 4G platform, referencing the added coil elements and superb SNR from DirectRF technology. When you combine TIM 4G with daytime optimization throughput, you can reduce scan times by half using customizable scans for each patient. You also get a wide-bore and XQ gradient package. While this model is just now entering the secondary market, there should be more available over the next two years.
Talk To An Expert
If you’re looking for a great solution on the secondary market, Atlantis Worldwide can help you determine which MRI model would best suits all of your needs: price, availability, performance, warranties and even market analysis. Contact us today!
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Meet the author: Vikki Harmonay