Medical Display Pricing: How much do they cost?
What is the price of a medical display?
This is one of the first questions we get when discussing a medical display replacement, and we hear it hundreds of times a year. When deciding to upgrade or retrofit a lab, cost is a key factor in the decision-making process.
As you can imagine there are a lot of different variables that affect price, making it difficult to give a one size fits all answer, but this blog post should give you a guideline for what prices to expect.
So, how much do the large displays in Cath Labs, EP Labs and Hybrid Operating Rooms cost?
Most large display integration solutions cost between $100,000 and $200,000, for a turn-key, ready-to-use solution. This price, of course, fluctuates between manufactures and the amount of addons the customer wants. Some example add-ons that customers have to choose between are:
Size: A big screen is more expensive than its smaller counter part
Video Quality: 4K (8mp) is the standard for large medical displays
Amount of inputs: More inputs means more flexibility… and more cost
Installation: Weekend vs weekday
Customization: Special cabling, video routing needs
Just the display:
It’s fairly uncommon for someone to just want just the display, as without the supporting brains (video processor) and control panel (a touch screen tablet), it’s lacking it’s functionality. But, in the event that a display needed to be replaced, the typical cost for a 55 - 58 inch 4k screen is somewhere between $30,000 and $60,000. While these displays might look similar to the one you yell at on Sundays over a bowl of chips (GO HAWKS), there are profound differences between these displays and your TV. To read more check out our article here: What Makes a Medical Display Different than a TV?
The Processor and Controls:
The processor for a medical display system usually costs between $35,000 and $90,000, depending on options. In the past most medical displays were direct video feeds that could only show one image at a time per monitor. However, with the development of large display video integration systems clinical teams can now show multiple video feeds on a single display; these systems are typically controlled by a touchscreen tablet. Using tablets adds a lot of functionality; the most important being that it gives users complete control over the display layout during a case.
Installation varies based on the existing equipment and the challenges involved in getting the system in place. You can expect weekday installation to cost somewhere between $5000 to $10,000 while weekend installation ranges from $15,000 to $25,000.
Pricing for other options:
There are other things that need to be brought into consideration when installing a new display.
Swing arms for backup displays cost between $2000 and $5000
Warranties cost between $20,000 and $25,000 a year
The numbers are broad, but I hope it gives you a reference of what to expect when looking for a new medical grade display. Wondering if you should keep your old equipment and get a new display, or if it’s time to get all new equipment? Read our article: When to Retrofit and when to re-equip your EP lab or Hybrid OR.
Looking to upgrade your lab? Contact us for a quote.