How CT Scanners Work & How We Save You Time & Money
There are many scanner types and configurations. However, we can provide a leasing solution for all makes and models your end-user might require. Get in touch or request an estimate and learn more about how leasing your next CT scanner can save you time and money, regardless of slice count.
All equipment brands/models are available
The Advantages of Excedr’s CAT Scanner Leasing Program:
- Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
- Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
- Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
- Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
- Conserves working capital, enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
- Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
The act of developing an image of an object section-by-section with the use of penetrative waves is called tomography.
By stitching together thousands of small 2D image “slices”, scientists are able to reconstruct a 3D rendering of an image. The image’s final assembly is usually done using very complex mathematical procedures like tomographic reconstruction and other reconstruction algorithms. These algorithms can be organized into two categories; filtered back projection and iterative reconstruction.
There are many different types of tomographic devices and most vary based upon what they are imaging, how it is imaged, and what type of penetrative waves they are using. Computed axial tomography scans, more commonly known as CAT or CT 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 types of therapeutic measures they need to take.
It is able to achieve this by having the patient take a contrast agent before using a series of narrow X-ray beams which are rotated around them, creating 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 while detecting many abnormalities and medical conditions. A CT exam can even be used by a radiologist to perform guided biopsies, significantly decreasing the time it takes and improving its accuracy.
In addition, industrial CT scanners are available and although they generate similar results to medical CT scanners, they are fundamentally different. For this reason, they are not as prevalent to the needs of medical laboratories and environments. Instead, they are widely used in industry settings for internal inspection of components, including flaw detection, failure analysis, assembly analysis, reverse engineering applications, and metrology in general.
CAT Scan Types, Techniques, & Price
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. Beyond these components, CT scanners use a variety of techniques and slice counts to produce images.
Learn more about the techniques below.
Multislice CT (MSCT)
Electron Beam Tomography (EBT)
CT Angiography (CTA)
Development of the CT Scan
MSCT Scanner Leases to Fit Every Need
While CT scanner costs can vary – the range starts as low as $35,000 and can get as high as $2,500,000 – our lease program significantly reduces the upfront costs required to access this type of equipment.
Whether you want to lease a CT scanner or bone densitometer, we can help you. Our lease program provides a wide range of imaging solutions for research and clinical laboratories, as well as medical facilities and hospitals.
Get in touch with us or request a lease estimate today and we can discuss equipment leasing in further detail and create a custom lease estimate tailored to your needs.
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.