When looking to purchase C-Arms, one thing buyers constantly demand from medical imaging suppliers is a device that “isn’t too old.” The fact is that it is quite rare to find pre-owned C-Arms that are only a few years old since the original purchaser of the system doesn’t necessarily have a reason to replace or sell the device due to its decade (or more) of service.
However, the truth is that the age of a C-Arm doesn’t necessarily define the overall quality and performance of that system. Many factors can determine the efficiency of a used C-Arm and include:
• The image quality.
When considering a used or refurbished C-Arm, it is essential to look for the most important feature – which is image quality. C-Arms are used to perform fluoroscopy; this means that image quality is crucial during minimally invasive medical procedures for patients. While age does play a small role in defining the image quality of a used system, how the system has been used will have a more significant impact on the image quality.
• Prior use.
Determining how effectively the previous owner used the C-Arm is vital. While the age of the system does depend on the prior use to an extent, the better rule to determine prior use depends on what the C-Arm has endured as well as the location. C-Arms used in smaller clinics might be of better quality than a C-Arm that has been used in a large hospital.
• New, used, or refurbished.
Currently, there are new C-Arms that are hitting the markets at affordable prices, which is convenient for multiple medical facilities.
However, used equipment offers quality as well as prices that are around 1/8th the cost of a brand new device.
Refurbished equipment, on the other hand, offers the best of both worlds – where new parts have been added to a used system which can extend the life of the system and provide quality imaging.
Choosing the right medical imaging system for your medical facility can be tough, but Amber USA makes it easy. Amber USA provides the option of high-quality used and refurbished equipment along with services that can help clients decide which system is right for their facility. Are you looking for a used or refurbished c arm or any other medical imaging equipment for your medical practices? Contact Amber USA now for inquiries!