And the types of systems: Low-tier, mid-tier, or high-tier systems. Better models are more advanced, with more options and features. However, all types are from top-quality brands such as Siemens, Philips, Canon (former Toshiba), and GE.
Note that the prices above are in thousand euros.
Furthermore, you should keep in mind that advanced options like 4D or probe choice, such as TEE probes, also influence the price of the ultrasound.
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Influence of Age on Ultrasound Prices
New systems are of course brand new and basically the same applies to demo systems.
While age has an impact on the price of used and refurbished systems, the main factors that affect the price are the options and applications of the system in question. But the condition may vary depending on age.
However, age is less important for refurbished systems, as they are brought up to date in the refurbishment process.
So then, when the ultrasound’s age is relevant?
Basically only when discussing used ultrasound systems. At LBN Medical our used systems are typically 5 years old but of course, we have both newer and older ones. This will influence what the machine is capable of, and therefore, the price.
Siemens Acuson X300
This system provides great imaging capability, is lightweight, and therefore has effortless mobility.
Low-Tier Ultrasound Machines Prices
The low-tier ultrasound machines’ price range varies from 5.000 – 25.000 euros, depending on the condition of the systems. These systems are great for basic needs and ideal for smaller private clinics.
Among the low-tier systems belong for instance the GE Logiq A3 and Logiq V5, Siemens X300, and the Canon Xario 100.
If you want a used low-tier system the price is typically 5.000 -10.000 euros.
Why are the refurbished low-tier systems left blank in the matrix?
It is because these ultrasounds are rarely refurbished as it is not worth refurbishing a system that costs 15.000 – 25.000 euros when new.
Siemens Acuson Juniper
A high-performance ultrasound that can scan every patient regardless of their condition, size, or weight.
Mid-Tier Ultrasound Machines Prices
The mid-tier ultrasound machines are quality systems that at the same time have some good options.
Typically you would buy them for radiology and bigger private clinics.
What is the best about buying a refurbished or used high-tier ultrasound machine rather than a new system?
You can save a lot of money and still get great quality. The refurbished costs around 50.000 – 60.000 euros and the used only about 25.000 – 35.000 euros.
What About Demo Systems?
So far we have not mentioned demo systems, and nor includeded them in the matrix. We would position between the new and the refurbished category.
Demo systems have not been sold to an end-user. Usually, the OEMs sell them after they have used them for trainings, trade fairs or similar. Therefore, these machines are not that common on the market.
What should you know about demo systems?
They are of a high quality, practically as new.
How to Choose Your Ultrasound Machine?
Always consider your needs and your budget – and what should be the key point:
Always investigate in the price matrix – the quadrant down and to the right from what you thought you wanted (See our infographic below).
If you are looking for a new system, consider refurbished instead, and if you look for a refurbished system, consider used system first.
This is a good way to optimize the value you get for your investment as you will hereby be able to upgrade to a better model while staying within budget.
For instance: you have looked at a new mid-tier system that costs 50.000 euros. For the same price, you can get a refurbished high-tier system instead.
We hope this blog post answered the question – How much does an ultrasound machine cost and helped you determine what your next ultrasound purchase is going to be.
Contact us if you have further questions, and keep in mind that we can help you with the optimal options and configurations.
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