Know the Difference Between a Used Ultrasound Part and a Reconditionined Ultrasound Part
Fact: Do you know the difference between a used ultrasound part and a reconditioned ultrasound part?
Many think they are alike, but that is not true—they are very different. The quality of a reconditioned ultrasound part is exceptionally better. Reconditioned parts are more thoroughly tested, then repaired, and ‘reconditioned’ to meet the OEM’s original specification. Typically used ultrasound parts ‘seem’ like a good deal because initially they are less expensive and appear to be an immediate fix to budget constraints. However, data shows that over the long term ‘used’ parts are more prone to problems and limited lifespans, which means repetitive repairs and/or replacements—and that ultimately costs your facility more than if a reconditioned part been purchased in the first place. After all, you get what you pay for!” When procurement departments base the purchase decision for ultrasound parts on ‘price’, they may save today, but will usually spend a lot more tomorrow, as well as, risk lost productivity due to excessive downtime which translates into departmental frustration, patients that have to be rescheduled and therefore, loss of revenue. So, there is a substantial difference and ‘reconditioned ultrasound parts’ should always be the preferred choice to purchase—especially when they have the Conquest QA 360º seal of approval, the ultrasound industry’s trusted resource.