When it comes to acquiring the C-arm or X-ray equipment your facility needs, a capital purchase is not the only choice. Renting or subscribing are viable alternatives that may provide you the flexibility and economic advantage you need.  While they appear quite similar at first glance, how do you determine which option is the best fit for your requirements?

To assist you in making an informed decision, we will delve into the distinctions between rental and subscription plans below.

Comparing Mini C-arm Rentals and Subscriptions

Renting a mini c-arm

Renting a mini c-arm is primarily intended as a short-term solution. It is popular for market research, start-ups, and educational labs.

While the monthly payment for a rental is higher than that of a subscription, the overall cost is lower due to the shorter term length. Furthermore, many rentals offer buyout options at the end of the term, allowing you to apply a portion of the rental expenses toward the purchase of the equipment.

SMART-C® subscription

A subscription plan is a long-term solution to provide use at a reasonable cost, like an unlimited internet service plan that you maintain in your home year after year. With internet service, the provider installs a router in your house, and you pay a flat fee to utilize it as much as you need. Similarly, with a subscription, the system is delivered, set up, and you pay a monthly fee to utilize the system and benefit from comprehensive service coverage.

A subscription plan also includes a comprehensive service plan that includes an uptime guarantee, software updates/upgrades, loaner system coverage and technical phone support. Any medical equipment owner can attest that repairs can be expensive and stressful events, so having the peace of mind that you won’t be responsible for a costly repair bill is a significant benefit.

Since the monthly fee can be considered an operating expense, a subscription is an excellent way to acquire a SMART-C® while preserving your capital expense budget, avoiding a substantial upfront payment or a long-term lease agreement.

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The Key Consideration:

When faced with the choice between renting and subscribing, our recommendation is to let the duration of your requirement guide you. If you anticipate needing the equipment for 2 months or less, renting a mini c-arm would be a suitable choice. On the other hand, if you foresee a continuous need for the equipment and want carefree use but prefer to avoid the significant capital expense associated with purchasing, a subscription would be a suitable option.

Purchase, rental, subscription—whichever path you lean towards, our team is ready to assist you with inventory, project support, and field service to turn your plans into reality. Contact us today at info@turnerxray.com to learn more.

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