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Planning for a Temporary CT Lease: Factors to Consider

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When hospitals and medical facilities need to arrange a temporary CT lease, they often encounter difficulties finding a suitable site that meets all the necessary requirements for parking and operating mobile units. In this blog post, we will explore the challenges associated with mobile CT leasing and discuss the factors involved in identifying the ideal location that fulfills all the criteria.


Are you looking for a hassle-free mobile CT leasing experience? Catalina Imaging specializes in offering exceptional mobile CT units and overcoming site challenges, ensuring a seamless leasing process. Reach out to Catalina Imaging today at (844) 949-1664 or contact us online, and let us handle all your mobile CT needs!


Essential Factors to Keep in Mind for a Temporary CT Lease

Power Supply

When it comes to mobile CT leasing, power supply poses one of the most significant challenges. Without careful planning and adherence to specifications, it can result in nightmarish situations. Let’s take a closer look at the key issues surrounding power supply and discuss potential solutions.


Reliance on Local Generators

When hospitals do not have the infrastructure to support a mobile CT unit, renting a local generator becomes essential. However, this solution comes with its own set of problems.


Generators emit fumes and create noise, which can disturb patients and nearby homes. Plus, the cost of running the generator round the clock can strain the budget due to ongoing fuel costs. Moreover, the risk of running out of fuel poses a significant threat, potentially causing a complete halt in operations and necessitating an assessment by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for any potential damage resulting from sudden power disruptions.


Concerns for Patient Safety

Imagine a scenario where a patient is inside the mobile unit, and suddenly the generator shuts down. In such situations, the safety of the patient becomes an urgent concern.


We faced a similar situation at one of our sites, where the generator experienced an unexpected shutdown. Fortunately, through clear communication, we were able to guide the staff to manually open the roll-up door and utilize the unit’s battery power for a safe evacuation of the patient.



Finding an optimal location to park a mobile CT unit is another challenge hospitals face during the leasing process. After all, parking a fifty-foot semi-truck trailer requires adequate space to ensure convenient patient and staff access. 


In most cases, a cement pad with a slight slope for drainage is the preferred choice. However, we have also successfully accommodated units on broken asphalt and dirt surfaces. Nonetheless, it’s important to note that soft surfaces may cause the unit to settle unevenly, resulting in leveling difficulties.


What is the Ideal Site for a Mobile CT?

While addressing the challenges encountered during mobile CT leasing is important, striving for the perfect site is equally crucial. The ideal site would be characterized by the following features:

  • Cement pad with access to power: A site with a robust cement pad equipped with readily available power connections eliminates the need for external generators and guarantees a stable power supply, minimizing the risk of interruptions.
  • Strategic Patient Access: A well-designed patient access area plays a vital role in facilitating seamless movement and convenience. An ideal site would have patient access positioned adjacent to the mobile unit’s lift, optimizing patient flow and accessibility.
  • Shelter From the Elements: The optimal site needs a sturdy shelter (typically an A-frame roof) over the pad. This protective covering shields the mobile CT unit from rain and snow, ensuring optimal functionality and prolonging its lifespan.


A Partnership for Progress: Mobile CT Lease Planning with Catalina Imaging

While challenges exist in planning for a mobile CT lease, it’s essential to remain proactive in finding solutions. By addressing power supply concerns and carefully selecting suitable parking spaces, hospitals and healthcare providers can ensure a smoother leasing experience.


Additionally, working towards building the ideal site is possible, allowing us to create the perfect environment for mobile CT operations. Together, we can transform challenges into opportunities and pave the way for more efficient and effective healthcare delivery.


Experience the convenience and efficiency of mobile CT leasing with Catalina Imaging. Our dedicated team is well-versed in navigating challenges, guaranteeing a seamless experience for our clients. Let us be your trusted partner in bringing advanced imaging technology right to your doorstep. Your patients deserve the best, and we are here to make it a reality! Contact us today at or call (844) 949-1664.

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