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How to Change the X-Ray Dose Units on Your OEC 9800 C-Arm

Posted by Mackenzie Dryer

Sep 9, 2019 4:05:00 PM

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oec-c-arm-controlsWhether your facility is in the US and measures radiation absorbed dose in milligrays, or is in Europe or Asia and measures in rads, there's a setting on the OEC 9800 to express that measurement in the preferred unit. Change this setting to keep communication clear and to save yourself the trouble of doing the conversion in your head every time you have a case.

To make things easier for yourself, you can change the dose units on your OEC 9800 between rad and mGy in the three easy steps pictured below. And if you don't already know how to convert between these two units, stick around until the end. We'll share that with you too.

How to Change Dose Units on OEC 9800 C-Arms

1. Press the "Customize" button on the keyboard.


2. Click the "Workstation" button on the screen.


3. Choose your dose unit (rad or mGy) by pressing the checkbox beside it. Press "OK" to confirm your selection.


Converting mGy to Rad

If there ever comes a time when you must convert mGy to rad, or vice versa, the conversion is very simple to perform. If you're starting with mGy, divide your absorbed dose measurement by ten to get it in rads. If you're starting with rads, multiply your measurement by ten to get it in mGy.

Other Questions?

If you have other questions about use, maintenance, and service for your OEC 9800, our team is ready to assist. Contact us below to tell us what you need and how we can help!

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Written by Mackenzie Dryer

author of blog post

Mackenzie Dryer is a Project Coordinator at Block Imaging. Her goal is to facilitate communication and efficiency at every step of an imaging equipment project. When she’s not helping medical professionals get their systems up and running, Mackenzie can be found traveling with her family, reading, or performing in musical theatre.

Topics: Imaging Equipment Service, C-Arm

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