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MRI system prices rise 35%, index finds
Modern Healthcare

The average price paid for MRI systems went up 35% over the 12 months ended Sept. 30, according to the latest edition of the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index. The TPI tracks the monthly and annual price changes of 30 supply and capital items that hospitals and other provider organizations purchase. The average price of an MRI system was $1.95 million, according to the September data, an increase of 16.4% in that month alone. ECRI attributes the rise to heightened interest in 3T systems, which cost more than $2 million.