MRI Scanners For Sale
We have different types of used MRI scanners for sale, all from the major brands. They are ranging from 1.5 – 3T on closed bore scanners and 0,2 – 0,4T open bore scanners with a permanent magnet. Then there is also helium filled open bores of 1.0T. If you need assistance regarding the purchase of your next used MRI, please contact us, and we will guide you. In case you know the exact system, you are looking for, simply request a quotation.
Below, you can find a selection of MRI scanners for sale, however – we always have systems on their way in, so please contact us regarding availability.
Additionally, you will find valuable information, in our Key Points at the bottom of the page.
Key Points When Investing in Used MRI Scanners
But, how do you know which one suits your needs the best? Here are some parameters you might want to look at and consider before purchasing:
- What examinations will you be doing and how many patients do you expect?
- Which systems fits your budget?
- What are the maintenance costs of an MRI scanner?
- How are the facilities at your clinic/hospital?
What examinations will you be doing and how many patients do you expect?
This is important as this will greatly influence the choice of system. Naturally, if you are looking for a system that can take you through basic extremity examinations we would recommend a very different system than if you are looking for an advanced system to handle specialised full body imaging.
The number of patients is important to consider, as this will greatly affect your break-even point on the investment, and you might be able to stretch the budget a little, when you take the return on investment into account. Also, all systems are not equally productive, an high patient numbers require higher productivity.
We also think you should consider if you have any specific needs regarding large bore MRIs, patient comfort, or non-contrast scans, or specific options of the system. You can read more about which brands are stronger in which department here.
Furthermore, some important accessories of MRI scanners are MRI coils. You will need different coils for different examinations, such as body or head coils and there is a vast number of types on the market.
Furthermore, they are split into three different categories: Transmit only coils, receive only coils, and transmit receive coils. You can read a lot more about the different coil categories and types in our Guide to MRI Coil Types.
Which systems fits your budget?
The prices of the MRI scanners vary a lot, as there are many systems with various features available on the used medical equipment market. MRI machines come in different sizes and powers, the systems can be low-field, which include 0.2T – 0.4T MRIs and are usually open bore for claustrophobic patients. Or they can be high-field MRI machines, which are from 1.5T to 3T. Moreover, these machines are closed MRI scanners and are much more powerful and deliver great image quality.
Furthermore, the price varies with the age of the system.
We can help you get an overview of the pros and cons of each model and find one within your budget.
It is noteworthy, that the price of used MRI machines is usually 50-80% lower than the price of brand new, and the price of OEM refurbished MRIs are typically about 30-40% lower than the new price.
Read our MRI pricing blog post to get an overview of our price matrix for used MRI scanners, and get much more information on the factors that influence the cost of MRI scanners. Remember, that you also must include costs for delivery, installation and warranty, if you wish to include that in your purchase. This will also have a big impact on the final price of the project.
What are the maintenance/running costs of an MRI scanner?
Keep in mind that the system not only has to fit your purchasing budget, but also the yearly budget for maintenance. Yearly costs can cover maintenance or service and refilling the helium of the MRI. These costs will also vary with the model you have chosen and can be a significant post on your budget. If you decide to purchase a newer model, which typically come with lower helium consumption, the maintenance will be lower than with an older system that needs helium refills more often, but the purchasing price will also be much higher. Furthermore, if you only need a smaller system, the permanent magnets can save you some money as they are not helium cooled.
Learn more about the yearly helium consumption and cost on the blog.
Furthermore, take into consideration that not all regions have similar accessibility to service etc. for all brands. So accessibility, spare parts costs, and repairability should also be taken into account.
How are the facilities at your clinic/hospital?
As is it commonly known, the MRI scans are big systems that need quite a bit of space. It is important to understand that the components of a complete MRI set-up are typically located in three different rooms. First, a scan room, where the actual MRI magnet and patient table is placed. Alongside is an equipment room, where gradient cabinets, compressors, and other electronics connected to the magnet are placed. Lastly, a control room is situated right outside the magnet room to control the scanner. This separation is necessary as there must not be anything metallic in the main MRI room that can be pulled by the strong magnetic field.
Therefore, the rooms need to be a proper size and ready for your MRI, this can take some preparation and if you any advice or guidance just let us know.
Why buy from LBN Medical
We are dedicated to providing you with high quality products that can ensure your success with either patients or customers. See our MRI Business Unit Manager explain more below.