When you’re looking for a C-Arm there are the tried-and-true models like the OEC-9800 and the relative newcomers, like the ZEN-7000. Both are high-end workhorses that can be an asset to any clinic—supporting your best-in-class patient care. But if you’re looking to choose between them, let’s dive into the specifications and see what’s there.
Which machine you choose depends on the types of procedures performed in your facility, how busy your facility is, your initial purchase budget, and your ongoing maintenance and inspection budget. If you’re in a busy facility doing mostly neurological and cardiac studies and budget isn’t a concern, then the ZEN-7000 seems a clear winner.
If like most facilities, your caseload varies, you’re doing a variety of studies, and your budget isn’t unlimited, the OEC-9800 deserves a good, hard look. Since it’s available refurbished, your acquisition costs will be lower. The market penetration of the OEC brand facilitates lower ongoing costs because parts are widely available and you have an abundance of service companies and engineers who know the 9800 well.
If you would like more information, please contact us. Our nationwide network of dealers and service facilities means we can refer you to someone in your area who can answer your questions.