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To Upgrade Diagnostic Imaging Systems or Not to Upgrade?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 @ 09:06 AM

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.

For example, one of our clients was torn between buying a new MRI system and upgrading an existing one.  We found that a 12X upgrade to a 9.1 GE MRI system was the best option to fit their needs and goals.

It makes sense to work with an experienced partner during the planning stages, instead of just calling to “place an order.”  By taking the time to thoroughly examine all of your options, you’ll protect your investment and provide the imaging services your patient community truly needs.

The team at Atlantis Worldwide is ready to help you make wise, fact-based decisions about the diagnostic imaging systems you need and get the most ROI.  To find out more, give us call.  It’s way more effective than a crystal ball!  Contact Us Today!

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Meet the author: Vikki Harmonay

Topics: Selling Image Equipment, C-Arm, Used Medical Imaging Equipment, CT Scanner, MRI