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In this blog post we go through what price ranges you can expect when looking to purchase a used Siemens, GE, Philips, or Canon/Toshiba cath lab.
We also present to you a table which provides a cath lab machine price overview of the most commonly sold series on the used market – for example, the GE Innova series.
Further, we explain what aspects can influence the price of a cath lab and why.
When you have read this blog post, we hope that you feel equipped to make your next cath lab purchase for your hospital or clinic.
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Cath Lab Cost – An Overview of Cath Lab Machine Price
As this article focuses on cath lab prices, it is relevant to firstly determine the different factors that influence cath lab cost.
So, what factors affect cath lab machine price?
Mostly, the aspects that affect the cath lab price are related to the machine itself. For example, the price will be different depending on what application you need to perform, whether the machine is single- or bi-plane, or if it is ceiling or floor mounted.
Additional accessories for your machine will also majorly affect the cath lab cost.
We will go into further depth with these factors later in the blog post.
First, let’s take a look at the table below.
As explained in the beginning of this blog post, this table provides you with an overview of the price ranges you can expect when buying a used Siemens, GE, Philips or Canon/Toshiba cath lab.
So, how much does a cath lab usually cost?
In this table you can see the price ranges you can expect for different cath lab machines. The cath lab price is explained below the table.
Keep in mind that the below overview is a guide for cath lab pricing on the used market. It is based on some of the machines that are mostly seen and sold on the used market.
As you can see above, the table focuses on not just one specific cath lab machine, but rather one machine series from each manufacturer.
For example, for Siemens you get an overview of the price range for the Artis Zee and Zeego, whereas for GE, you get a price overview for the Innova series (2100/3100/4100).
So, to expand on this, the Canon/Toshiba Infinix systems can cost between 50-80.000 Euros on the used market.
On the other hand, the price for the Philips Allura series – Xper FD10 and FD20 – vary more significantly in price, as they range anywhere from 70-120.000 Euros.
The GE Innova 2100, 3100, 4100 machines cost between 60-95.000 Euros. And, the Siemens Artis Zee and Zeego machines can vary from 65-95.000 Euros.
So, it is safe to say that the used cath lab machine price range is wide.
As shown in the table, the price of a new cath lab from one of the displayed series can range anywhere from 400.000 to 1.000.000 Euros. And thus, buying new may end up costing you more than twice as much as buying used. This is why buying second hand systems can be cost-effective.
Because buying a cath lab machine is quite costly, it will be beneficial to know what factors can affect the price even further.
As we established earlier, there are a few aspects to be aware of.
Let us go through them.
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GE Innova 3100IQ
Great for a variety of vascular and interventional procedures, from neuro to peripheral exams.
GE Innova 2100
An excellent system that helps diagnose and treat cardiovascular diseases.
Siemens Axiom Artis Zee Multipurpose
Handles R/F exams, outpatient angiography or pediatric imaging.
Siemens Axiom Artis Zee
Designed to exceed in surgery, interventional cardiology, and radiology imaging.
Canon Infinix CC-i
Provides you with excellent image quality, access, coverage and workflow efficiency.
Siemens Axiom Artis dFC
This system is one of the most versatile interventional radiology systems on the market.
Siemens Axiom Artis dTA
A single-plane ceiling mounted machine. It is recognized as one of the best systems on the market.
Canon Infinix CF-i
Provides you with a high quality system for your clinic or hospital needs.
Factors That Influence Cath Lab Machine Price
First and foremost, the price will be determined largely by what type of application you perform. This is because the application will decide whether you need a single- or bi-plane system.
Application also decides the detector size, but this does not affect pricing.
How does application affect the price of a cath lab then?
Let me explain this by using a concrete example.
If you need a cath lab for neurological exams with intervention in the brain and 3D reconstruction, it would be beneficial to get a bi-plane machine. However, if you were to only perform cardio exams, you can settle for a single-plane machine.
Bi-plane machines are more costly than single-plane machines. Partly due to the fact that a bi-plane cath lab comes with two tubes and two detectors, rather than only one of each.
As a result, the bi-plane cath lab is also more expensive to service, which means that the running cost of a bi-plane machine will be higher than that of a single-plane.
Of course, whether you get a single- or bi-plane machine affects the price more when buying a new machine rather than a used. Usually, a used single-plane machine is approximately 10% cheaper than a used bi-plane.
Something else to be aware of:
whether the cath lab you need should be ceiling or floor mounted as this will have an influence on site planning.
For a used system, whether the machine is ceiling or floor mounted has little to no effect on price, but it is more about usability.
So, it is crucial to keep in mind when choosing a location for your machine.
Application can also affect the price if several doctors are using the same machine for various types of applications. If this is the case, everything would be done in one lab. This means that you may need many different types of additional accessories for the machine to enable the various doctors to perform the desired exams.
Additional accessories can majorly increase the cost of a cath lab.
If you were to do an angiogram, you would need an injector for contrast, as you cannot see vascular and cardio without contrast, and this type of accessory is extremely costly in itself. Other accessories which can majorly increase the price of a cath lab are workstations for post processing and different software.
As a final note, it is important to stress that not only can it be difficult to decide which system is right for your clinical needs, also the installation process is very complex and can take a long time.
This is because cath labs require a lot of preparation prior to installation. You need to make sure that your site is fully ready for the system and the requirements it has – it is not a one hour project.
So, to avoid a prolonged and even more complicated process, make sure you are fully prepared by taking all the necessary steps before you make your next purchase.
Sum Up – Cath Lab Machine Price
How much does a used cath lab cost?
On the more affordable scale, the machines from the Canon/Toshiba Infinix family cost between 50-80.000 Euros, and the GE Innova family ranges anywhere from 60-95.000 Euros.
On the more expensive end, we have the Siemens Artis Zee and Zeego machines that range from 65-95.000 Euros, and the Philips Allura series which can cost anywhere from 70-120.000 Euros.
It is clear that cath labs are expensive machines, both new and used systems, and therefore it is beneficial to know what aspects further increase the price of the machines.
In this blog we went over factors such as application and additional accessories. These are the two main factors influencing the cath lab price.
For example, if you need to do more complex cardio-vascular exams that include using injector contrast, buying a bi-plane machine with an injector and injector contrast is beneficial – and more expensive.
A bi-plane system has a high running cost as service gets more expensive since the machine has two tubes and two detectors. And the additional accessory – the injector contrast – also significantly increases the cath lab cost.
You are now at the end of the cath Lab Machine Price blog post. We hope you feel more equipped for your next cath lab purchase!
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