Rent a C-Arm or Buy?

Rent a C-arm or buy?   For many hospitals, clinics, or private imaging centers, buying a new or used C-Arm requires large capital expenditures.  C-Arm rentals are low risk; lets you acquire equipment quickly, and is easily returned.


If you rent a C-Arm instead of purchasing or leasing, you can take advantage of certain benefits, such as:

  • Testing your potential customer base to see if purchasing a C-Arm makes good financial sense.
  • Provide a temporary solution when a current C-Arm has technical issues or is down for repairs.
  • Determine if the estimated scan volume justifies a C-Arm purchase or a long-term lease.
  • Minimize debt.
  • Avoid long-term commitments.
  • Affordable Monthly Payments.
  • A small security deposit and your first months rent can have you up and running fast.
  • You can rent to own everything you need for your pain management center, practice, or surgery center for just one low monthly price.
  • Allow testing before committing to purchasing the equipment.

Common Reasons to rent a c-arm:

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  • Provide uninterrupted operations while equipment is repaired/recalibrated.
  • You have access to the most advanced technology to enhance patient satisfaction and produce positive outcomes.
  • Patients do not have to travel elsewhere to obtain specialized testing/care.
  • The equipment becomes obsolete before contract is fully paid.


  • Does the equipment need repaired/replaced frequently?
    • Renting may be a viable option for equipment if it constantly has to be replaced/repaired.
  • How quickly will the technology evolve?
    • Renting may be the best option for equipment that evolves rapidly.
    • Facilities do not over-invest in technology that could quickly become obsolete.
  • What types of costs are associated with maintaining the equipment?
    • Ongoing costs are a barrier for some practices and in a rental arrangement, the vendor may absorb many of these costs.
  • What are your goals?
    • Renting is a less risky approach if you want to measure demand for a particular service.
  • Do you want flexibility?
    • Renting offers the maximum flexibility to be able to make changes.
  • What is your financial picture?
    • Can you afford to absorb a significant up-front cost?
    • Can you attain a line of credit?
    • What expenses will you incur in the near future or would your operating capital be better used for a different purpose?

Pacific Healthcare Imaging and our experienced technicians will help you acquire the best service or system for your facility, and help with all regulations requirements.

At Pacific Healthcare Imaging we sell and support pre-owned, used and refurbished c-arms  for medical facilities.  We we specialize in C-ArmsMini C-ArmsPortable Ultrasound.