Understanding the financial implications of acquiring a UTC (Ultrasound Tissue Characterization) System is crucial for healthcare providers. While the clinical benefits of the UTC System are clear, navigating the financial aspects can often be challenging. This guide aims to provide an informative overview of the financial considerations involved in acquiring a UTC System.
UTC imaging has gained significant recognition in the academic realm, as evidenced by numerous presentations and publications, including those at notable events like the International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium, ISTS 2016, in Cape Town. This growing academic endorsement underscores the system’s value in advancing tendinopathy management.
Many institutions and practices have expressed concerns regarding the cost and funding of a UTC System. In response, we have explored various ownership options that can make the acquisition more financially manageable.Leasing as a Viable Option
For entities facing limitations in cash flow, leasing presents a practical solution. Collaborating with a global leasing company, we offer leasing options for the UTC System. The monthly installments for a five-year lease vary between €1,000 and €1,200, depending on the country and creditworthiness. This option allows for the spread of cost over time, making it more manageable for many practices.
The UTC System’s ability to diagnose and stage lesions, along with its capacity to monitor rehabilitation, makes it a valuable tool in clinical settings. The system’s efficiency, enabling scans and analyses to be completed in 5-10 minutes, enhances patient and user experience. Typically, the fee for a UTC scan is comparable to that of an MRI, which can justify the investment, especially considering MRI reimbursement rates.
Integrating UTC imaging into clinical practice can potentially increase patient throughput. For example, a clinic previously conducting UTC imaging sessions bi-monthly for a few patients was able to expand its operations to a tendinopathy clinic, significantly increasing its daily patient count. This expansion not only underscores the UTC System’s diagnostic value but also its potential as a revenue-generating investment.
UTC System users have successfully secured contracts with sports clubs, particularly for injury prevention programs. These contracts provide a predictable income stream, further aiding in covering the costs of the UTC System.
For those interested in exploring the ownership of a UTC System, we are available to discuss detailed plans and options. The goal is to make the acquisition of this advanced diagnostic tool a realistic and financially sound decision for your practice.
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