One 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:
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
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.
Chris Sharrock is the Vice President of Healthcare Solutions at Block Imaging. Each day Chris sets out to provide the best equipment, parts, and service solutions for healthcare facilities across the world. Outside of work Chris enjoys playing in a band, and spending time at the lake with his family.