How Much Does it Cost to Buy a Mobile CT?

Curious about the price of getting a Mobile CT and feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the options out there?

No worries, Medco Blue is here to be your go-to guide through the whole process, giving you all the important info you need before making a big decision.

Checking Out Prices in the Market

Let's dig into the details of how much it costs to buy either a fixed-site CT Suite or a Mobile CT in the current market. CT scanners come in both fixed and mobile versions, and whether you buy new, used or refurbished, price can vary across manufacturers and models. A new generation CT machine can cost between $400,000 to $1.5 Million (depends on the slice, year and model). 

Now, if you're considering refurbished options, a refurbished CT Suite falls around $120,000 to $300,000 depending on the models and service options. While a new Mobile CT is priced at approximately $1.2 Million (with customized changes and repair on the Mobile), you can find refurbished, functional, in good to excellent condition Mobile CT at approximately $200,000

Additional Costs to Think About

When going for an CT Suite, it's not just about the initial cost. You've got to think about extra expenses, like making sure the room is lead shielded, contrast injectors, hiring a good installation team, training cost, and getting the software up and running (operating expenses). These costs can pile up and stress you out. 

While a refurbished CT scanner can also be a good option to save money without sacrificing quality. With a Mobile CT, you might be looking to save more on the construction and repair cost. 

To satisfy the short-term renting demands, trailers are often lead shielded; HVAC units are already equipped to heat, cool, and ventilate individual spaces within the trailer and prevent overheating the scan environment. Normally, contrast injectors will be supplied upon request for Mobile CT. The syringes/consumables are not and need to be ordered ahead of time. Find out more about Contrast Injectors’s Service and Pricing!

So, the fees usually revolve around the generator costs, and optional add-ons like: 

  • Awnings for patient comfort in tough weather

  • Patient Sound system

  • Onboard sinks

  • Patient gurney 

  • Fire Suppression/Fire Detection Systems

  • Bottled Gas Connections

  • Roll Door Curtain

  • Intrusion Alarm

  • Wall Murals

  • Custom Exteriors (paint/logos). 

These add-ons are considered to help the patient and radiation techs overall experience that does not affect the quality of their CT scan image. Beyond these, a Mobile CT is an all-in-one solution that shows up at your place without any surprise extra fees.

Ready to Proceed with a Mobile CT? Here's How to Start!

Now that you have a clear idea about the general costs for a CT Suite and a Mobile CT, and you're leaning towards the flexibility of a Mobile CT, where do you kick things off?

The smart move is to reach out to an imaging company, especially if you're thinking about a refurbished Mobile CT. Companies like us, Medco Blue have big inventories with a variety of Mobile CTs, both new and refurbished. They can also help you find specific models not easily available and act as the go-between to get you the best price.

Why Pick Medco Blue?

At Medco Blue, we don't just offer to buy, sell, and lease Mobile CTs – we go above and beyond. Our "Rent to Own" program is designed to help you get a Mobile CT without a big upfront cost, letting you eventually make the purchase at your own pace. Drop us a message at, and let's explore the best options out there together!

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