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What to Consider When Buying a Siemens Cat Scan

Sep 8th 2014 at 10:59 PM

First, know the exact purpose of the CT scanner you intend to buy. How do you expect to use this equipment? Knowing how the machine will be used will help you to prioritize on the most critical features. If the CT scanner will be performing numerous cardiac studies then it is important buy the required slices per rotation. A CT scanner with 64 slice CT is more suitable in an environment where cardiac studies are performed on a consistent basis. However, a 4 slice scanner is effective in a small clinic that doesn’t perform numerous cardiac studies on a daily basis.

Secondly, choose a manufacturer you prefer. If most of your imagery equipment is manufactured by Siemens, then consider choosing the same brand when shopping for a CT scan. However, don’t limit yourself to a specific manufacturer it’s always good to keep your options open. Consider comparing several brands available and choosing the one that suits all your needs. Don’t focus on cheap brands because most of them have a short lifespan so you’ll end up spending more.

Additionally, consider when the imaging equipment is going to be installed before making the purchase. There are certain equipment that can’t be installed and used immediately after purchase. Sometimes you need to consider your schedule before buying all parts medical. Whenever you are buying parts, make sure they are premium products in terms of quality and service. The parts should be tracked to ascertain proper functioning throughout.

If budget is an issue, consider buying refurbished parts which are cheaper and still offer the kind of effectiveness you need. You can also choose to sell some of the old imaging equipment you have at your facility in order to get more funds to buy first call parts or any new machine.

Most importantly, ensure any system you are considering meets federal standards. There are certain legislations that apply to any medical equipment purchased. Find out what they are and ensure the company that sells them to you understands these regulations.

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