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A Pre-Owned PET/CT Scanner Can Save Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars vs. Buying New

A Pre-Owned PET/CT Scanner Can Save Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars vs. Buying New

A PET/CT scanner combines the benefits of nuclear medicine with the clarity of x-ray imaging.  For radiation oncologists, this means identifying the tumor in a patient, and knowing precisely where it is located.  It’s a very powerful imaging modality, far superior in many cases to CT, X-Ray, or MRI, when dealing with cancer patients.

Although PET/CT is becoming an increasingly sought-after modality in radiation therapy, the relatively low patient load in the radiation therapy clinic makes the purchase of a PET/CT hard to justify for a practice.  After all, a cancer patient will get one or two PET/CT scans during the course of a radiation therapy treatment, yet may require up to 30 or more daily treatments (fractions) on a linear accelerator.

One solution is using a pre-owned PET/CT, like this Philips Gemini TF PET/CT that we recently installed.  The TF (Time of Flight) technology is considered state-of-the-art, and is highly sought after in the imaging market.

Why consider pre-owned PET/CT system from R.O.S.?:

1. Every single medical equipment system that is currently in use is considered “pre-owned,” regardless of its age. In reality, there is little stigma with buying pre-owned.

2. In the U.S., reimbursement rates from either CMS or insurers are exactly the same, whether you buy a brand new or pre-owned machine. Therefore, your ROI will be significantly higher.

3. R.O.S.’s expertise makes your purchase and installation hassle-free.

If you are considering adding a PET/CT to your practice, but can’t justify the cost, contact ROS to review your options.

Tommy Hughes

About Tommy Hughes

Tommy serves as ROS' Senior Manager in the Field of Operations department. His role entails working with ROS’s network of service providers to ensure the best quality of service to ROS’s customers.