AuntMinnie.com Imaging Center Radiology Insider

Dear Imaging Center Insider,

Dear Imaging Center Insider,

Thanks to their equipment-intensive nature, imaging centers have unique infrastructure needs. So an off-the-shelf property lease offered by a medical office broker may not be the wisest choice for a fledgling imaging center practice.

Opening or relocating an imaging center requires a lot more than ordering new stationery and changing the phone listing. For starters, imaging centers need longer-term leases than other medical groups because of the substantial investment needed in electrical, cooling, and shielding systems.

Megan Sherwood recently shared her lease-negotiation strategies at an American Healthcare Radiology Administrators teleconference. Sherwood, who has more than 17 years of experience in medical property leasing, management, and development, offered her advice on the structure and specifics of an imaging center lease.

To learn more about items you’ll want to include in your imaging center contract, click here. As an AuntMinnie.com Imaging Center Radiology Insider, you have access to this story before the rest of our members.

While you’re in the Imaging Center Digital Community, be sure to take a look at the USCS Radiology Service Tracker. This month’s Service Tracker compares the cost of repairs and replacements on ultrasound transducers from 1999-2003. Previous editions of this feature have looked at the costs of x-ray and image intensifier tubes, as well as MR and CT maintenance labor rates. Point your browser here to access the information.

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