Our Rental, Service and Parts teams are available to serve urgent needs during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Please contact 517-668-8800 for immediate assistance.

View Rental Options

>> Buy & Sell Now

Contact Us

 Your Guide to Medical Imaging Equipment

Enjoy these tips, tricks and insights that answer 100's of questions we've received from radiology and imaging professionals that need help buying, selling, servicing and maintaining their medical imaging equipment: MRI, CT, C-Arm, Digital X-ray, PET/CT and Women's Health. We extend the life of imaging equipment so that healthcare providers worldwide can extend the lives of patients. This is why we answer your imaging equipment questions.

~ Block Imaging Team

OEC 9800 Hardware and Software Options

Posted by Chris Sharrock

Find me on:

Mar 3, 2014 4:45:00 PM

:: 1 minute read ::

OEC_9800_Hardware_and_SoftwareOne of the most popular machines I sell is the OEC 9800 C-arm. When you sell a lot of something, you build up a list of FAQs pretty quickly. One that's posed to me several times a week is, "What are the possible hardware and software configurations for an OEC 9800?"

There are subtleties and nuances with each configuration that bear consideration a little further into the system selection process, but in general terms, these are the most important options that you'll choose from:


OEC 9800 Hardware Options

Standard 9"- OEC's standard-sized C-arm with a 9" image intensifier (II), used often for cardiac, orthopedics, pain management, general surgery, pacemaker placement, sports medicine

Standard 12"- OEC's standard-sized C-arm with 12" II, used often for vascular, neurovascular, and orthopedics

Super C- Larger C-arm (7" deeper arc than standard 9", 5" deeper than standard 12"), 33° more rotation than standard systems, only available with 9" II

9800 MD- Motor-driven, joystick-controlled C movements, arc depth and rotation of Super C, 9" or 12" II options


OEC 9800 Software Options

GSP- General surgery package, digital spot, pulsed fluoro, averaging, edge enhancement

ESP- Extended surgery package, GSP features plus more image storage, digital zoom and roam

ESP8- Extended surgery package, ESP features plus 8 frames per second cine

Vascular 8- ESP features plus DSA, roadmapping, 8 frame per second cine

Vascular 15- Vascular features plus 15 frame per second cine

NeuroVascular- Vascular features 30 frame per second cine

Cardiac- Vascular features plus 30 frame per second cine (note: cardiac software always paired with 9" II)


As you can see, the OEC 9800 comes in many configurations that work for just about every C-arm application there is. Regardless of which of these configurations you're looking for, or if you're still undecided, we're here to help you make the best pick. Contact us or check out our free resources to learn more about the OEC 9800.

Download the C-arm Buyer's Guide

Written by Chris Sharrock

author of blog post

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

Post a Comment Here

Search this site

Get medical imaging equipment insights delivered straight to your inbox. Subscribe below.

Resources, videos, and tools to learn more about your project
Meet the Block Imaging Team
See Imaging Equipment Prices

Questions? Ideas? Imaging project you'd like to discuss? Let us know!