1. You are a radiologist trying to decide whether or not to buy an open MRI machine. The machine costs $2.6 million. You believe you can charge a premium for an open MRI and can realistically get $1,500 per scan. The cost of labor for your tech is about $150 per scan, as well as the value of your own time, which you put at $200. a. What is the break-even quantity of scans to pay for the MRI machine? b. A few months after you purchase the machine, you realize that the revenue model is more complex. Although your costs estimates were correct, your revenue comes at three different levels: you get $1,500 per scan for privately insured patients; $1,100 for Medicare patients; and $650 for Medicaid patients. The breakdown of your patient group is about 55 percent privately insured; 30 percent Medicare; and 15 percent Medicaid. Now, what is the break even quantity? c. At the end of the year, you realize that you made less money than you thought you would. Your office wound up performing 3,000 scans. But the electrical bill was sky high, and your liability coverage went up when you bought the scanner. The electric bill averaged $8,000 per month more than before you bought the machine, and your annual liability coverage went up by $30,000. Given this, do you revise your estimate on the break-even quantity to cover the scanner? How long will it take for you to recover your investment?