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Published on April 15th, 2019 | by Sugata Sanyal

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What are the Benefits of Utilizing Used Ultrasound Machines for Your Business

Getting a piece of new medical equipment for your private practice, hospital or clinic is expensive, particularly for new equipment. One of these critical equipment but can be an add up to expenses are ultrasound machines.

For large hospitals and clinics, buying a new ultrasound machine is not a problem because they may have funds to spare but for small practices and clinics, acquiring new equipment will put a dent on their cash flow. The good news is there are used ultrasound machines available as an option. This option is useful for clinics and private practices that are new in the business. There can be enormous savings on buying used ultrasound machines.

Here are some tips on how to get a good deal when buying used ultrasound machines

If you are planning on buying a refurbished ultrasound machine, make sure that you are getting it from a reputable dealer. You need to make sure that it is fully reconditioned and can perform according to the manufacturer’s specification. Since the ultrasound machine is a workhorse in the clinic or practice, you need to make sure that it is functioning well.

Another tip when looking for a used ultrasound machine is to make sure that the vendor has a wide selection of ultrasound equipment. It can be from a 2D or for OB/GYN studies. As you may have different needs in your clinic, it helps to have backup equipment as needed.

There are also different types of refurbished ultrasound machine that you can choose from. It can be a reprocessed machine or checked for safety, function and sanitation, a partially restored or some parts are replaced, a fully refurbished or complete parts replacement and a certified pre-owned where the machine has undergone rigorous checking.

Benefits of Purchasing a Used Ultrasound Machine

Cost

The most significant advantage of buying a used ultrasound machine is you can save on cost. Refurbished equipment is less expensive than buying a new machine. This is favorable for those who are setting up their practice or new clinic and must acquire several medical pieces of equipment.

High quality

Many companies whose specialty is in selling and refurbishing used equipment usually take great care in making sure that the device is in working condition. Most of the refurbished ultrasound machines on sale has undergone complete inspection before being put for sale. Its defective parts are replaced so that you can have a device that can serve your patients in the coming years.

Guarantees

When you acquire your ultrasound machine from a reputable company, it comes with a guarantee and warranty. This can give you peace of mind since you don’t have to worry about repairs and parts replacement during the warranty period. It comes with no extra cost. When you are shopping for a used ultrasound machine, it is always a good idea to buy from a company that offers a guarantee on their merchandise.

Access to better features and technologies

If you are bent on buying a used ultrasound machine, make sure to purchase the device with the latest technology and has far more advanced features. These machines are not museum piece items, and it is still possible to come across a machine that has been used only slightly with all the features functional.

Value

You will be surprised to find used ultrasound machines that have great value. You will realize that the functionality of the device is more than its cost. You only need to do your research, use your discerning eye and make a wise decision to find one in excellent condition that you don’t have to spend on a brand-new ultrasound machine.

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About the Author

Sugata Sanyal

I have been with the Technoacademic Community for 45+ years. Joined the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (1973-2012): retired as a Professor, joined the Tata Consultancy Services (2012-2015) as a Research Advisor. I am a Visiting Professor at the IIT, Guwahati, India at present.



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