So, you’re looking to step up your C-Arm imaging capabilities without feeding your budget (not to mention all your space) to the “C” monster. The spine, back, and pain physicians are always hogging the full-size C-Arm and you're just looking to heal a hand or a foot! Logically, the first option that comes to mind is the Mini-C. From there, you end up wondering about mini C-Arm prices, typing your questions into the nearest search bar, and then reading a helpful blog that breaks it all down for you. Great story huh? Well, stop clicking your heels Dorothy, ‘cause this ain’t Kansas and you’re right in the middle of it!
Managing the Mini Market
Used Mini C-Arms can vary widely in price. Age, features, and manufacturer will all be variables. Depending on what you purchase, you could spend anywhere from $15,000 to $47,500. To determine where your mini C-Arm purchase will land in that range, there are two major factors that come into play: equipment and services.
Mini C-Arm Equipment Options
First and foremost, your price will be determined by the model of mini C-Arm you choose. Systems like the Hologic Fluoroscan III will appear on the lower end of the spectrum while the OEC 6800 or the Hologic Premier Encore will be on the high end. For those whose budget falls somewhere in the middle, the OEC 6600 will likely emerge as a candidate.
Mini C-Arm Services
The balance of what you spend will be on services provided such as level of refurbishment, delivery, set-up, FDA documentation, a parts and labor warranty and a brush up "in-service" or full applications training session. While you may need some or all, they are all pieces of the cost puzzle.