1. New standards are acceptable to producers for governmental customers who are subsidized by the federal budget. Private hospitals or high-level medical centers in the large commercial structures and acquire new equipment because they have appropriate funding. The latest model of equipment may be purchased by or for the specialized agencies which have the ability to treat very difficult cases, or for scientific research centers. Prices for the new system is extremely high and may reach 2.5-3 million euros. For a small private MRI centers purchase of new equipment in most cases is not acceptable because of too high cost of such equipment. 2. Low-floor MRI (0.3 – 0.5 T) may look attractive to potential investors.
However, detailed examination of their possible is that it is reproduced on obsolete technology devices that have limited functionality. These devices, on the one hand, have very high weight (50 tons), which greatly complicates the process of preparing and costly premises. On the other hand, such devices being outdated, in principle can not provide a “picture” of proper (modern) quality and levels, which inevitably discourages potential patients. The order price of such scanners is 1 million Euro. Purchase low-floor MRI – it is in most cases a waste of money, because in the end it turns out that still need to buy equipment with great potential. 3.
Acquisition of “b / a” systems sold by independent brokers dismantled vehicles that fail the quality of diagnosis), carries a lot of hidden technical risks due to lack of control by the manufacturer.