Toshiba launches CT refurbishing program

November 11, 2009

Refurbished Aquilion CTs are now available from Toshiba America Medical Systems under a new program announced Nov. 10.

Refurbished Aquilion CTs are now available from Toshiba America Medical Systems under a new program announced Nov. 10. Small medical facilities and ones looking for ‘work horse’ systems are prime sales prospects, according to the company, which says its refurbished systems are held to the same standards as original equipment but are available at substantially lower prices . As part of the refurbishment process, previously owned Toshiba CT systems are inspected at the company’s newly built Quality Assurance Center in Irvine, CA, where staff in the Toshiba Assurance Refurbishment Program install needed new parts, such as x-ray tubes, and upgrade old software. The systems are then repainted, relabeled, and placed in new packaging. Buyers of the refurbished systems can acquire new service contracts with their purchases. Existing customers can trade in an Aquilion 8-, 16-, 32- or 64-detector row system for credit towards a refurbished one.