Three Reasons To Think Mobile MRI
Everybody likes a good investment. How do you tell if a mobile MRI is the way to go? This decision has a lot to do with your hospital’s individual situation, but it’s important to understand why a mobile unit would work for you —logistically and financially.
Mobile MRIs offer Convenience and Flexibility
Let’s start with the greatest “pro” there is: mobile MRI units deliver health care to patients that otherwise could be deprived of this medical technology, whether due to location, population size or cost. In addition, a mobile unit can adopt a rotating schedule, moving between locations according to patient volume and need, and allowing providers to efficiently schedule scans for their time with the MRI. A mobile MRI can even be called in as a backup while a fixed unit undergoes maintenance or renovation, or perhaps to alleviate patient backlog.
Lower Fixed Costs
In many cases, an in-house MRI suite is unnecessary or exceeds the budget, making the mobile MRI a welcome option. It offers less expensive installation costs and less installation time, getting you scanning sooner. In addition, sharing the mobile unit between sites allows for sharing of costs.
Potential Source of Increased Revenue
Despite the increase in variable costs, sharing a mobile unit can multiply the opportunity for revenue. Simply by coordinating scan schedules, a group of providers can all reap the benefits of a mobile MRI. The variable costs of mobility can be split, or covered via a standard payment to the owner location, but multiple revenues certainly justify the purchase and costs.
Is a mobile MRI worth it for me?
If you are considering adding MRI service to your hospital or perhaps shopping for a new mobile provider, whether fixed or mobile, KMG can help you make the best choice for your situation. We consult with your radiology department to determine the perfect fit, and work with you every step of the way, to ensure your MRI is just right for you. Contact Eric Evans today; we’d love to start a conversation.