Purchasing Used, Pre-Owned, Refurbished MRI Systems: An Overview Purchasing a refurbished MRI, whether a High-Field, an Open MRI, or an Extremity MRI requires a good deal of due diligence on the part of the buyer. The used MRI marketplace on the internet is large and confusing to even the most sophisticated buyer. Like any other complex project, the more research you do upfront, the less hassle you will have in the long run.
Most dealers and brokers of used and refurbished MRI’s do not sell from a large stock or inventory. It is just not cost-effective to move these expensive devices around the country, incurring rigging, shipping and storage costs. Therefore, when you buy a second-hand or pre-owned MRI, you may receive a system direct from the site that is currently using the system, with the dealer acting as a broker, and/or reseller. This is a good opportunity to check the system, judge image quality, see how it has been maintained, and make sure the machine has all the features you require.