Should I Rent a C-arm?

Renting a C-arm has long been an easy way to save money and these days it might make more sense than you think.

With a tough economy bringing about alternatives to buying, savvy service providers now offer medical rental services for almost everything from ultrasound units to C-arms.

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We come to your office or center saving you time

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No repair costs from malfunctioning machinery

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No headaches from managing logistics or another employee

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We come to your office or center saving you time

So how should you decide whether to rent or buy? First you need to ask yourself; “How often am I going to use a fluoroscope (C-arm)?” If the answer is every day then you should probably buy, but that is almost never the case. There is a tipping point on when to invest in an expensive piece of electronics and for each individual that point is different. Some examples of when to rent are:

  1. Buying a machine is not financially possible right now
  2. You need multiple machines at different locations
  3. Your machine is broken or not reliable.

When to rent can be an easier decision because all of the guess work has been taken out by companies that rent you the fluoroscope (C-arm). They bring everything and all you need to do is tell them when to show up and like magical X-ray fairies they roll in and set up and at the end of the day they pack up and they are gone.