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Table 3 Costs for equipment for CT-HDBRT and CT-RFA

From: Activity-based cost analysis of hepatic tumor ablation using CT-guided high-dose rate brachytherapy or CT-guided radiofrequency ablation in hepatocellular carcinoma

  Siemens somatom definition AS RITA RF generator Varian medical gammamed + planning workstation Radiation room
Purchase Costs 670,000 19,940 135,000 400,000
Annual Maintenance 45,000 250 36,400 5,000
Depriciation Period in years 7 7 7 30
Annual Usage in min 200,000 TBDa TBDa TBDa
Proportionate Equipments Costs     
  CT-RFA CT-HDBRT   
1 patient / year 3,098.57 74,019.05   
25 patients / year 123.94 29,60.76   
50 patients / year 61.97 1,480.38   
100 patients /year 30.99 740.19   
200 patients /year 15.49 370.10   
  1. a TBD To be determined. The annual usage was assumed to be variable, as indicated by the proportionate equipment costs in the lower part of the table