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C-Arm Inspection Guide: How to Demonstrate C-Arm Image Quality

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If you're hoping to sell your C-arm system, the best way to get a better deal is to demonstrate the condition of the system quickly and clearly. While buyers certainly value a C-arm that is in good shape, they also value a buying process that is simple and a seller who is communicative and transparent.

With these things in mind, we’ve established a process that’s so simple, anyone can do it! Get ready to take your first, easy step toward a better C-arm sale.

How to Demonstrate C-arm Image Quality

Below is an example of one of the best C-arm image-quality photo inspections we’ve ever received. Use it as your guide while taking pictures of your own system.

1. Grab yourself a hi-resolution camera. If you have a smartphone made within the last 3-4 years, the onboard camera is probably more than sufficient.

2. Using proper radiation safety protocols and PPE, shoot X-ray with your C-arm into an empty field set to “auto” with no magnification. 

3. Snap a photo of the result, then repeat step 2 and photograph at magnification level 1, and magnification level 2.

c arm inspection monitor empty field on auto in normal   c arm inspection monitor empty field on auto magnification 1 resized 600  

c arm inspection monitor empty field on auto magnification 2

 "Auto" normal   "Auto" magnification 1    "Auto" magnification 2

 

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with a phantom or metal object (like a key) in the image field:

c arm inspection monitor key in image field on normal   c arm inspection monitor key in image field on magnification 1  
c arm inspection monitor key in image field on magnification 2 
  Key normal    Key magnification 1    Key magnification 2

 

5. Save your photos and use them in emails, messaging apps, or anywhere you communicate with prospective buyers.

The Takeaway

Completion of these steps will allow you to show a buyer the two most important things they want to know about your C-arm: that it works, and that the image quality matches your asking price. There are, of course, other details about your used C-arm that you will be asked to provide, but these are all secondary to functionality and image quality.

If you're looking for a place to start finding buyers, you've already found it! Block Imaging buys used C-arms. Go snap your photos, then tell us more with our "Sell Your Used C-arm" form. Our team would love to review your details and make you an offer.

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