How CT Scanners Work & How We Save You Time & Money
Here are the advantages of Excedr’s CAT scanner leasing program:
- Eliminates the upfront cost of buying equipment by leasing and lets you enjoy the benefits of having manageable payments over time instead
- Payments may be 100% tax deductible*, which yields you significant cash-savings
- Leasing through Excedr costs less than buying the equipment outright
- Equipment downtime is minimized with our repair coverage
- We streamline the admin work associated with equipment acquisition and upkeep
- With the capital saved through our program, labs are better able to reinvest in their core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
All equipment brands/models are available
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Computed tomography scans, more commonly known as CT or CAT scans, are devices that allow for cross-sectional imaging of materials without the need to cut them open. CT scans are most often used in the medical field, to generate a 3D rendering of a person’s internal anatomy. These images can then be used to help better diagnose patients or inform doctors about what type of therapeutic measures they need to take. It is able to achieve this by using a series of narrow X-ray beams which are rotated around the patient, to create the cross-sectional image slices. Though similar to conventional X-ray machines, CT scans are able to create more detailed images by differentiating between tissue, bone, and soft tissue. Industrial CT scanners do exist and function very similarly to medical CT scanners, however, they are not as prevalent. The main components that make up a medical CT scanner are a bench that the patient can lay down on, a gantry, a data acquisition system, and an operating console. The gantry refers to the cylinder that the patient is placed into and houses all the equipment to produce and detect the X-rays.
CAT Scan Types, Techniques, & Price
Multislice CT (MSCT)
Also known as multi-detector CT, is a type of CT scanner that has multiple CT detectors. This allows for higher numbers of sections or multiple tomographic slices, which results in higher-resolution images than conventional CT scans. These multiple detectors combined with the use of helical scanning technology has also resulted in significant improvements in imaging range and time of examination.
Electron Beam Tomography (EBT)
Originally designed to specifically generate more detailed images of a live heart than conventional CT scans. Specific issues that cause traditional CT scans to not produce detailed enough cardiac images are the constant movement of the heart as well as the need to take images at specific points in its movement cycles. EBT still uses X-ray tubes, however, they are stationary and instead an electron-beam focal point traces a large circular arc around the patient.
Myelography is a radiographic technique that uses fluoroscopy and contrasting agents to observe patients’ spinal cords, nerve roots, and spinal linings. When paired with CT scans, CT myelograms can provide very detailed information about nerve and back anatomy. A radiographic contrast dye is administered to the patient in a sac around a nerve root and a CT scan is then performed.
CT Angiography (CTA)
Also known as arteriography, angiography is a medical imaging technique used to observe the inside of blood vessels, arteries, veins, and heart chambers. CT angiograms injects contrasting materials into the area of interest and a CT scanner is used in conjunction with an angiogram to produce even more detailed images. The use of X-rays and contrasting agents produce high contrast images whilst being much less invasive than conventional angiograms.
Though the first CT scanner would not be invented until the late 1960s the mathematical principle dates back to 1917. Austrian mathematician Johann Radon, born in the late 1880s would introduce his function the Radon transform in 1917. In conjunction with his Radon transform formula, he would also pen an inverse formula which is still used today for medical CT scans. Forty years later UCLA neurologist William Oldendorf theorized that one could use a medical sensor to scan the heads of patients using X-rays. In 1961, he created the prototype which employed an X-ray source and detectors that rotated around the object that he wanted to be imaged. The resulting paper in which Oldendorf would detail both his theory and his prototype would later be pivotal in Allan Cormack’s development of the math behind modern CT. It would be Sir Godfrey Hounsfield of the United Kingdom who would develop the first commercial CT scanner. He would conceive of the idea in 1967 at EMI Center Research Laboratories but it wouldn’t be until 1971 that the first patient would be scanned.
Whatever your specific CT scanner needs are, let Excedr’s leasing program save you money by avoiding the huge upfront cost of purchasing and instead spread out the cost over multiple years. Our leases also include repair and preventative maintenance coverage giving your lab one less thing to think about.
We Offer MSCT Scanner Leases to Fit Every Need
This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.
If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.
CTA SCANNER MANUFACTURERS & MODELS ON THE MARKET
- Thermo Fisher Scientific FEI: Heliscan microCT
METROTOM, VoluMax, Xradi
Zradia Versa, Xradia 610 and 620 Versa, Xradia 510 Versa, Xradia 410 Versa, Xradia Context microCT, Xradia Ultra, Xradia 810 Ultra, Xradia 800 Ultra, Xradia Syncrotron Family
- Bosello High Technology: SRE MAX
- Perkin Elmer: G8 PET/CT Preclinical Imaging System, Quantum GX microCT Imaging System, IVIS SpectrumCT In Vivo Imaging System, Quantum GX2 microCT Imaging System
FMT 4000 In Vivo Imaging System, FMT 1000 In Vivo Imaging System, FMT 2000 In Vivo Imaging System, IVIS SpectrumBL High-Throughput
- Shimadzu: OPESCOPE ACTENO
- Rigaku: nano3DX, CT Lab GX, CT Lab HX, XRTmicron
- Nikon: XT H 225, XT H 225 ST, XT H 320, XT H 450, C2 extra large-envelope X-ray, M1 configurable X-ray, M2 high-precision X-ray CT inspection system, MCT225
- GE Healthcare: Revolution Family, Revolution CT, Revolution Frontier, Revolution HD, Revolution EVo, Revolution EVO Gen 2, Revolution ACTs, Revolution ACTs ES, Revolution ACTs EX,Optima CT660, Optima CT660 FREEdom Edition, Optima CT580 W, Optima CT580 RT, Optima CT540, Discovery RT, Discovery CT750 HD FREEDom Edition, Discovery CT590 RT, CardioGraphe, Brivo CT315, Brivo CT325, Brivo CT385, GoldSeal Certified LightSpeed RT Series, GoldSeal Certified VCT Series, GoldSeal Certified BrightSpeed Series
- Baker Huges: speedscan CT64, phoenix vtomex m, phoenix vtomex s, phoenix vtomex L 300, phoenix vtomex L 450, phoenix nanotom m, xseries Performance Line, xseries Precision Line, xseries Production Line
- Philips Healthcare: IQon Spectral CT, IQon Elite Spectral CT, iCT Family, Ingenuity CT Family, CT Big Bore, Big Bore RT, MX16EVO
- Siemens Healthineers: SOMATOM Force, SOMATOM Drive, SOMATOM Edge Plus, SOMATOM Definition Edge, SOMATOM go.Top, SOMATOM go.Top Cardiovascular Edition, SOMATOM go.All, SOMATOM go.Up, SOMATOM go.Now, Biograph Vision, Biograph mCT Flow, Biograph mCT, Biograph Horizon Flow edition, Biograph Horizon, Biograph RT Pro edition, Biograph RT edition, nexaris Angio-MR-CT, nexaris Angio-CT, Symbia Intevo Bold, Symbia Intevo, Symbia Intevo Excel
- Canon Medical Systems: Aquilion ONE GENESIS, Aquilion Precision, Aquilion Prime SP, Aquilion PRIME, Aquilion Lighting 80, Aquilion Lighting 16, Aquilion LB, Celesteion PET/CT, Aquilion PRIME VeloCT Upgrade, Infinix-i 4D CT
On Sight 3D Extremity System, CS 9000 System, CS 9300 System, CS8100 3D System
Computed Radiography System
DIRECTVIEW CR Systems, Vita Flex CR Systems, Vita XE CR System, INDUSTREX HPX-PRO Portable, INDUSTREX HPX-1 Plus System
X-ray and CT Inspection System
FF710 CL, Cheetah EVO, Cougar EVO, MU2000-D, MU2000-D Wheel, MU2000-D Tire, MU60AE, MU80 AE, FF20 CT, FF35 CT, CT Modular, CT Compact, CT Precision, CT TIre, WI26 G, FF85 CT, MTIS, MU231, MU56 TB
- North Star Imaging (NSI): ImagiX, X25, X50, CXMM 50, X3000, X3500, X5000, X5500, X6000, X7000, X7500, robotiX
- NovaCam Technologies Inc.: OCT
- Adani: ventum
- and more!
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Effect on Credit & Operating Capital
Leasing/renting does not hinder your future borrowing ability and allows you to keep your business credit line open for expansions, staffing, and other operational expenses. Additionally, it strengthens the cash flow of your business and keeps cash reserves free for business development opportunities.
Unlike traditional financing and leasing companies, the Excedr program can accommodate refurbished/reconditioned equipment in addition to demo units. If you are looking for additional cost-savings, we recommend considering this option.
Speed of Approval
Excedr’s program allows you to respond quickly as your need for equipment and technology arises. You can be approved with minimal documentation and have the equipment you need in operation and generating revenue for your business quickly.