Medical Imaging Equipment
Medical equipment, like consumer electronics, go through accelerated obsolesence and upgrades in technology. So hospitals, like consumers, are also upgrading their equipment on a frequent basis.
That equipment requires preventative maintenance regularly. Some equipment, such as CT scanners, is maintained daily or weekly. Other equipment is maintained quarterly or yearly.
When repaired and refurbished, used medical equipment—which is still in good working condition—can be sold in the secondary market for a fraction of the cost.
Healthcare organizations rank among the largest users of energy and produce some of the highest amounts of waste, resulting in an industry with a huge environmental footprint.