While installed MRI systems have long been commonplace for large, urban area providers, rural hospitals often choose to rely on mobile units due to less predictable patient volumes and capital limitations. The healthcare market is changing, however.
Today, MRI machines are built to be smaller, smarter and more sustainable. As a result of these market forces, many healthcare providers, including rural hospitals, are rethinking their imaging system business models. In this business case, we break down the financial comparison outlining a cost and profit analysis of a rural hospital moving from a Mobile MRI service model to an installed MAGNETOM Free.Max MR scanner.