MRI Machine Buyers Guide: Options and Pricing

AUTHOR: Jeff Hough January 25, 2019

MRI Machine Buyers Guide: Options and Pricing

It is time for your facility to acquire a new MRI machine. Are you looking to differentiate yourself in the market and bring in the latest and greatest machine to your patients? Or, are you looking for the best value and only need to satisfy your core imaging needs? Are you looking to find out how much an MRI machine costs? Below we have broken down the different financing options and pricing for popular MRI models to help make your purchasing process go smoother.

Options

What finance options are available?

Lease New

If you are looking to acquire the latest equipment for your facility, leasing a new MRI machine would be your best bet. The most significant advantage of leasing new equipment is that newer technology can provide a clinical advantage, an expanded service offering, and greater efficiency as compared to older models. By choosing to lease your MRI machine, you have the right to use the equipment without the burden of ownership. The advantages of leasing are lower payments, reduced upfront costs, and flexible end of term options. At the end of the initial term, you have the option to purchase, renew, extend, or return the equipment. Leasing MRI equipment often proves to be one of the most financially efficient ways to ensure your facility has advanced technology without tying up significant capital.

At Meridian Leasing, we will help you acquire the right MRI machine for the right price. Our medical equipment experts will review your equipment quotes against a pricing database, to ensure the price of your MRI machine is at or below market rates. After we review the requirements for the equipment you are looking for, we will discuss your desired terms and come up with a customized lease proposal. By investing our own capital in your equipment, we are positioned to provide you the most competitive lease payments for your MRI machine. If leasing a new MRI is something you are interested in, engage Meridian Leasing when you are looking at budgetary proposals. Our final lease proposal will be based on the final equipment proposal from the manufacturer.

Lease or Purchase Refurbished

If you want to lower your MRI costs, buying or leasing refurbished equipment is going to drive significant savings. Our equipment comes from an extensive inventory of off-lease equipment so you will find most MRI machines are obtainable including wide bore and 3.0 Tesla magnets. This makes current MRI technology readily accessible at a fraction of the cost.

Meridian Leasing offers refurbished MRI machines that go through an extensive seven-step process to ensure that the equipment exceeds OEM standards for performance and quality. Once the refurbishment process is complete, the equipment is certified Meridian SELECT.

How much does an MRI machine cost?

MRI machines are the most expensive diagnostic imaging equipment available on the market today. We often get questions about how much an MRI machine costs and for good reason. The cost of an MRI machine will depend on configuration, software package, and options. Most of the time basic installation and U.S shipping will be included in the total price of the MRI machine. The list below breaks down the average cost for popular MRI manufacturers and models depending on the machine condition and price range. These prices can be used as a reference when considering an MRI machine.

New MRI Machines

1.5 Tesla 70cm Wide Bore

  • $1,000,000 - $1,300,000
    • GE Optima 450W
    • Philips Ingenia Omega
  • $1,300,000 - $1,500,000

3.0 Tesla Wide Bore 70cm Wide Bore

  • $1,200,000
    • Philips MR Ingenia Elition
  • $1,800,000 - $2,100,000

Refurbished MRI Machines

Additional Costs

With new equipment, a 1-year parts & labor service agreement is typically baked into the price of the MRI machine. Installation is also usually included in the price of the MRI as well. Keep in mind that a warranty will not be included if you decide to do the installation yourself. Service can be provided with a third party or you can elect to choose your own service provider. While there are multiple options, we are here to help you make the best choice.

If you’re looking for an MRI machine, the industry experts at Meridian Leasing will work with you to help you determine the right equipment for your clinical and financial needs. Call +1 (888) 255-5320 or send an email to sales@meridianleasing.com for more details or to speak with a medical equipment specialist.

Jeff Hough

Jeff Hough
Program Manager, Healthcare
Meridian Leasing

Meridian SELECT Certified Refurbished Equipment comes with the confidence of knowing that you don't have to sacrifice quality and performance for price.

“Meridian was able to come in and actually provide exactly what we asked for in a very timely manner.”

Pat Lowther

Radiology Director, The Heart of Texas Healthcare System

Pat Lowther
Pat Lowther

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