Tips for Buying Refurbished Oncology Equipment

Purchasing refurbished oncology equipment can be an excellent option if you know what you are looking for and can have help picking out quality product.  When you are upgrading LINAC systems, there are numerous things that you should keep in mind, but if you can find a refurbished linear accelerator, you can save quite a bit of money. 

Here are tips for buying refurbished oncology equipment:

Consider Your Space

As you are upgrading LINAC systems, you will need to consider your room dimensions, the constraints of your building, your power supply, and your water supply.  You will not want to purchase any refurbished oncology equipment that cannot fit within the space your office has as that will be a waste of your resources.  Instead, have this information available and then only look at the refurbished oncology equipment that fits your requirements.

Create a Budget

Everyone has a certain amount of money that they have available to spend on upgrades, and you should not be any different.  Once you determine how much money you are willing to spend, you will have a better idea of how you can go about upgrading LINAC systems. 

Create a Timeline

The amount of time you plan on keeping the refurbished oncology equipment that you purchase will always factor in to the price.  You should be willing to pay a little bit more for the equipment you are planning on keeping for five years and less for the equipment that you only want to keep for two years. 

Find a Preferred Manufacturer

You may find that you prefer one or two manufacturers over all the others, and you will want to only look at refurbished oncology equipment from those manufacturers.  This will ensure that you get a product that you can depend on and trust, plus you are more apt to know how to use the equipment from those manufacturers as they are more familiar to you. 

Have a Professional Install

While upgrading LINAC systems, it is perfectly fine to purchase it refurbished, however, you should still have it professionally installed.  This will ensure that everything is in working order the first time you go to use it, plus you can find any potential issues before they arise. 

These tips will help as you are upgrading LINAC systems and purchasing refurbished oncology equipment as you will get the most product for the money that you spend.  It may take some time to find the product that will work best for your needs, but your patience will pay off when you find the one that fits within your budget. 

Acceletronics is an independent service company dedicated to delivering the best equipment performance and service reliability from Linear Accelerators and CT Scanners across all major brands and models. Learn more about Acceletronics and their selection of new and refurbished linear accelerators and CT scanners today at  To contact one of our LINAC experts call 610.524.3300.


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