It’s a great question. And there’s not an easy answer. There are several different things to consider before you make a decision. Here are five questions that will help you determine whether renting a mobile imaging system is right for you.
1) What kind of system do you need? Do you need a scanner for typical studies or do your needs require a state-of-the-art imaging solution for research or specialty applications? If you need a more advanced scanner, the rental cost will be higher. For day-in-and-day-out imaging, you can choose a scanner that’s a lot more affordable.
2) Do you prefer GE or Siemens MRI or CT Scanners? These two manufacturers are the most popular for mobile rental operations. Of course, if you have a preference, you can also ask the rental company to provide exactly what you want. It never hurts to ask!
3) How long will you need the scanner? Is it a brief rental or long term? More often than not, a rental company will charge a higher monthly fee if you are going to keep the unit for an extended time. If you need it for 6-12 months, the monthly rate will be much lower.
4) How far will the rental unit have to travel? Traveling a long distance can impact the mobile unit. The closer your facility is to the rental facility, the less you’ll pay for transportation.
5) How soon will you need it? Hopefully you are planning ahead instead of needing it ASAP, as rental companies have to locate the right equipment and arrange for transportation. “Rush” jobs can also cost more.
Talk to An Expert
Whether you need a state-of-the-art CT Scanner in short order or want to rent an MRI for everyday use during construction next year, the experts at Atlantis Worldwide can help you explore all of your options and find exactly what you’re looking for.
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Meet the author: Vikki Harmonay