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OEC 8800 vs. OEC 9800

Posted by Chris Sharrock

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Oct 25, 2017 1:08:00 AM

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8800 vs. 9800.jpgSide-by-side, it’s clear that the OEC 8800 and the OEC 9800 c-arm are related. A lot of the similarities are immediately apparent; the color schemes, the layout of the control panels, the design of the monitor carts- all the same.

On the other hand, there are a number of differences that don’t stick out so much...

Here’s a deeper look at exactly how the OEC 9800 and 8800 are alike, how they’re different, and where we see each enjoy the most success:

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What’s the same?

  • Monitor cart
  • All internal boards
  • Touchscreen monitors
  • 1k x 1k imaging quality
  • The majority of other internal parts

Advantage 8800

  • The 8800 comes standard with 45 degrees of overscan flexibility in its orbital rotation. To see this feature in the 9800 series, you would need to purchase the 9800 Super C.
  • The 8800 is capable of iso-centric scans. This reduces the need for repositioning patients and increases efficiency.
  • The price of the 8800 is significantly lower than the 9800.

C-Arm Cost Price Guide

Advantage 9800

  • The 8800 has a stationary anode x-ray tube while the 9800 has a rotating anode. The output of the rotating anode is significantly higher and allows for more penetrating power on larger patients and thicker anatomy.

Stationary Anode vs. Rotating Anode

Where the 8800 Shines

  • Orthopedics
  • Pain management
  • Basic surgical applications

Where the 9800 Shines

  • High-volume vascular facilities
  • Bariatric studies

The Takeaway

The separate strengths of the OEC 8800 and the OEC 9800 make it plain that “one size fits all” does not apply in the c-arm world. Depending on the individual needs of your site, either of these OEC c-arm models could be the functional equipment solution you’re looking for. Learn which model will best meet your c-arm equipment needs:

Which C-Arm Is Best for You


Written by Chris Sharrock

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Chris Sharrock is the Vice President of Equipment Solutions at Block Imaging. Sometimes referred to as the “The C-Arm Guy”, Chris has a passion for music, fitness and genuinely enjoys helping others make decisions about c-arms and fluoroscopy equipment. You can download Chris’ very popular “C-Arm Buyer’s Guide” or connect with him here.

Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, C-Arm, Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment, Used Medical Imaging Equipment

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