The term “End of Life” has become an increasingly common term used for quality but older systems. Since these MRI systems have been around for a longer time when customers are coined with the term “end of life,” for their equipment, the question may arise; what exactly does this mean?
The following information is provided to help clarify and alleviate concerns that customers who experience this situation may have.
With relation to MRI scanners, End of Life refers to equipment that has stopped production for over ten years. For MRI systems, End of Life is sometimes used as a tactic by vendors to motivate them to upgrade their current systems to newer models. This is mainly because facilities that still use End of Life equipment may experience difficulties finding parts and may experience discontinued field service.
While this is a cause for concern, there are certain exceptions where some MRI scanners can be maintained well over ten years. In fact, these equipment are the primary focus of secondary dealers. Additionally, ISOs sometimes maintain an extensive inventory of parts and a set of experienced engineers that can expertly offer their support to ensure the system is up and running for another 5 to 10 years.
There may be a list that goes on for high-quality equipment by brands such as GE, Hitachi, or Philips to invest in older equipment. However, not every system has that privilege.
If your equipment has reached its ultimate End of Life service, it may be time to upgrade or replace your equipment. That’s where Amber USA steps in.
Amber USA has a long-standing reputation for issuing high-quality used and refurbished equipment at an affordable cost. Amber USA’s priority is to ensure patients receive the best outcomes from the provided equipment.
Besides MRI machines, Amber USA also offers other quality medical imaging equipment such as refurbished x ray equipment for sale, CT scanners of a variety of slices, and even mammography machines for your facility.
Contact Amber USA now for inquiries on your purchase!