That is a great question, and a common one. Before I can answer that question, I have a few of my own. First, what will the table be used for, pain management, vascular access procedures or orthopedic surgery, to name a few. That will help us determine which table functions are required to ensure you achieve a quality image and efficient patient positioning.
The second question, (that many of my customers ask first) do we have any used tables for a cost savings, or will we have to go with a new table. Many times we have used tables in stock, but we find that practices tend to trade used tables amongst themselves, so they don’t reach the secondary market. Everyone loves a used table!!
Let’s talk about pain management table straight away, they account for a majority of imaging tables sold in the USA. The most popular tables are powered carbon fiber models, that at a minimum go up/down, but frequently, customers are buying tables with the added features of lateral tilt and trendelenberg/reverse trendelenberg tilt. The powered table is great for patient and staff safety.
Now for the most important subject, cost. When we have used powered tables, they typically sell in the $3,500-$4,500 range depending on functionality and condition. The new tables range from $7,500-$12,000. We sell new tables from manufacturers such as Surgical Tables, Inc. (STI), Image Diagnostics, Inc. (IDI), Biodex and Oakworks.
The Siemens Arcadis Avantic has proven to be a true workhorse in the modern Vascular practice. Whether you operate a Vascular Access Center or a Veterinary Cardiology practice, the Avantic will meet your needs!
Large field image intensifier c arms are the preferred device for today’s vascular procedures. Siemens has adapted their very successful fixed angio rooms into a powerful mobile imaging platform. The Siemens Avantic has a 13″ image intensifier, the largest in the industry, which delivers the highest quality image of any mobile c arm. Also, the Avantic has a 25kW generator (largest by 10kW), so even your most challenging cases can be performed successfully.
We currently have a 2007 model with a Sony medical grade printer in-stock at our Baltimore facility. This system has been tested and calibrated. It is ready for your inspection, we always welcome visitors!
Please feel free to contact me at 800-969-9800 or just respond to this blog post and I will be happy to review the merits of the Siemens Avantic with you.
Make it a great day…………………….Kevin Noone