WAUKESHA, Wis., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ — MedPro Imaging, a
premier provider of economic ultrasound solutions, today announced
the launch of its Ultrasound Transducer Repair Division.
Based on proprietary repair technology not previously
available in the U.S. market, MedPro Imaging will offer high
quality computer-based transducer repair services designed to
counter a growing emphasis in the industry on probe exchange
“The industry has been moving away from repairing customers’
probes to simply exchanging them with used or refurbished probes.
Most customers know intuitively that it is less expensive to
repair a probe than it is to replace it, no matter how an exchange
model is presented,” said Joseph Masek, director of MedPro
Imaging’s Transducer Division. “MedPro is proud to enter the
market with a repair-first business model and we have invested
heavily in state-of-the-art repair technology to provide high
quality repair services designed to help customers reduce their
ultrasound lifecycle costs by keeping their own probes in
Transducer repair costs generally range from a few hundred to a
few thousand dollars with an average of about $1,500 on a standard
transducer and an average of $5-8,000 for TEE transducers.
However, the average replacement cost for a standard probe
ranges from $5,000 for a refurbished probe to $14,000 for a new
probe and $14,000-20,000 for TEE replacement probes.
According to Masek, not only is this not the customer’s most
cost-effective solution, the exchange approach makes it difficult
for them to control and manage their transducer assets. “With their
own probes, they have complete visibility on performance and life
expectancy variables, such as when it was purchased, and how it has
been used and maintained. Without this visibility on an
exchanged probe, how can you be sure you are not giving up a newer
probe for an old probe near the end of its lifecycle?”