While many C-arms are versatile across a variety of applications, shopping for the best system is still not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Depending on what your budget and specialty are, the refurbished market has a number of systems to offer.
Among the refurbished makes and models you'll find are the Siemens Arcadis Varic and the OEC 9800. While the models certainly have some overlap in functionality, there are areas where each shines in contrast to the other.
To help you know the pros and cons as you shop for your next C-arm, view the clip below to see how the 9800 and the Arcadis Varic stack up in terms of:
• Generator power
• Rotating vs. stationary X-ray tubes
• System size