Although pre-owned linacs are common in hospitals throughout the US and the world, some customers are hesitant to use them, in part due to misconceptions that exist about used medical equipment.
It is indeed true that pre-owned machines may not be the right choice for all organizations, but many more could benefit from this option than are currently considering it. These facilities might be attracted to the lower equipment costs and service/maintenance fees associated with pre-owned linacs, especially if they are concerned with profitability or low patient levels. Nevertheless, they may still feel unsure about whether a used machine is a good fit.
To determine whether pre-owned linacs can effectively serve your clinic and your patients, consider these questions: