Before acquiring an ultrasound machine, there are several points the customer should consider:
1. Budget, requirements and depreciation
2. Used vs. refurbished ultrasound machine
When acquiring your ultrasound machine, it is of the highest priority to get the scanner fitting your requirements for your target of use, whilst keeping the expenses within your budget. If your target of use is advanced clinical procedures, a specific high-end ultrasound machine would be most suitable, however, these machines come with an extensible price tag. An option is to acquire a refurbished ultrasound machine, with which you will achieve a higher value for money. When choosing a refurbished ultrasound machine you will save between 30 and 70% on your ultrasound machine compared to a buying from new. Moreover, a refurbished ultrasound machine will be less affected by depreciation. When purchasing a brand-new ultrasound machine at the highest price, after three years of operation, this machine can depreciate with up to 50% when selling it. On the other hand, when purchasing a refurbished ultrasound machine of a popular brand and model, this model will be less affected by depreciation.