What to consider when buying a cath lab

April 01, 2013
by Carol Ko, Staff Writer
When buying a cath lab, planning is paramount. Hospitals should be asking a few basic questions before they even shop around for labs: what kinds of procedures will they be using this lab for, and what kinds of procedures do they foresee this lab being used for in the future?

Although they seem like basic questions, experts maintain it’s easy to overlook the obvious in the midst of logistics and planning. For some helpful hints around cath lab purchasing, DOTmed Business News spoke with Wayne M. Horsman, vice president of Columbia Imaging, Inc.; Chris Sharrock, product manager of fluoroscopy, cath angio and C-arms at Block Imaging International, Inc.; and Dan Wheeler, president of Transtate Equipment.