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Table 3 Cost of Deploying X-Ray in Rural Nepal

From: Turning a blind eye: the mobilization of radiology services in resource-poor regions

X-Ray Facility Capital Operating*
   WHIS-RAD Machine Purchase $30,000 --
   X-Ray room construction $5,000 --
   Machine Transportation $7,500 --
   Installation $1,500 --
   Training costs $500 --
   WHIS-RAD Servicing -- $300
   X-Ray Tube replacement** -- $350
   X-Ray room maintenance -- $200
   Technician salary -- $1,000
   Electricity -- $50
Digital Processing   
   CR processor $25,000 --
   Desktop (server) $400 --
   Electricity -- $75
Analogue Processing   
   Dark room construction $3,000 --
   Chemical processor $1,000 --
   Storage space construction $3,000 --
   X-Ray developing materials -- $4,000
Summary   
   Total costs, digital $69,900 $1,975
   Total costs, analogue $51,500 $5,900
   Number of years to reach cost equivalence   5
  1. Notes: All costs in US dollars. *Operating costs calculated on a yearly basis. **Tube replacement, since it occurs approximately every 15 years, is annualized by dividing the cost by 15