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Mini C-Arm vs Full Size C-Arm vs Compact C-Arm

Posted by Josh Block

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Sep 23, 2016 3:45:00 PM

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Full_v_Mini_v_Compact.jpgBeyond the obvious difference in size, there are several other key differences between mini C-arm, full size C-arm and compact C-arm systems. Just like Goldilocks' three bears and their beds, chairs, and porridge, there’s a C-arm that's just right for everyone.

The following video details the differentiating factors and advantages of each C-arm type. We've also listed out some of the most popular C-arm machine options from top manufacturers for each category below. 

Mini C-Arm vs. Full Size C-Arm vs. Compact

Mini C-Arm vs Full Size C-Arm vs Compact


Mini C-Arm

  • OEC -  6600, 6800
  • Fluoroscan - III, Premier, Premier Encore, Insight, Insight II
  • Orthoscan - HD


Full Size C-Arm


  • OEC - 9000, 9400, 9600, 8800, 9800 and 9900
  • Siemens - Siremobile 2000, Orbic, Iso-C 3D, Varic, Avantic
  • Phillips - BV 25, 29, 300 and Pulsera,
  • Ziehm - 7000, Vista Plus
  • Genoray - Zen 2090, Z3


siemens-siremobil-compact-c-armCompact C-Arm

  • OEC - 7600, 7700 and 7900
  • Siemens - Compact L and Siremobile Compact
  • Philips - Endura, Libra
  • Ziehm - Quantum, 7000 compact

The Takeaway

Choosing a C-arm is all about matching the tool to the task. Take stock of the procedures you plan to perform most often, and use the result to help guide your search. Whichever C-arm style is best for your facility's needs, we can help with your next C-arm project; buying, selling, renting, servicing, refurbishing, spare parts support, apps training, etc. Start the conversation with the price request button below, or check out our C-Arm Buyer's Guide to learn more about your options.

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Written by Josh Block

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Josh Block is the President of Block Imaging. He is also a husband, father of two, and self-proclaimed waffle chef. As a part of the second generation of Blocks to lead Block Imaging, Josh carries on the family passion for putting people first, delivering memorable service, and improving lives all over the world by empowering medical care providers with high-quality equipment.

Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Imaging Equipment Solutions, C-Arm, Video

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