The average cost of angiography systems rose 26% in June as more hospitals purchased pricier systems used in hybrid operating rooms, according to the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index.
The index looks at monthly and yearly price data for 30 supply and capital items purchased by hospitals and other healthcare providers, based on three-month rolling averages.
The average cost of angiography systems is about $1.5 million, while the cost of the most expensive models can reach $2.5 million, said Kevin Lee, an analyst in ECRI's healthcare technology advisory service. This includes biplane systems and single-plane systems, although hybrid ORs usually use single-plane systems. The average cost of angiography systems is up 9% for the year.