The x-ray machine in Cashel hospital is beyond repair casting doubt on the future of the service at Our Lady's.
X-Ray services have been put on hold at the Cashel facility due to a problem with the machine.
It has now emerged that the equipment is beyond repair with the replacement cost possibly as much as €100,000.
A decision on this expenditure is expected within days.
Tipperary Independent Deputy Michael Lowry says that it must be replaced as any decision to remove x-ray services in Cashel is in breach of a High Court agreement.