If you are in the market to purchase a used c-arm you may feel overwhelmed in how many choices you have. If you need a c-arm for pain management or cardio procedures there is first your finances to consider. It would be nice to own a new c-arm which can cost as much as $160,000 but we all need to be realistic when you only have a budget of $65,000
If you have decided that you do not want to make a pricey investment in a new c-arm, you definitely should consider a fully refurbished c-arm. To be completely honest, there has not been a lot of changes with the c-arm fluoroscopy technology. You can buy a used c-arm manufactured in 1991 for as low $10,000 or new used c-arm that was manufactured in 2008 for $60,000. The big difference between these c-arms is some might have older CRT (rear projections) monitors, (you remember the 90’s) images may not be as compared to new c-arm but will still do the trick if you have a low budget. The second major difference is the new c-arm produce Dicom information so you can send the images to your PACS or other network.
Used C-arms you may want to consider are the OEC 9800, OEC 9900, the Philips BV Pulsera and the BV Endura, the Siemens Arcadis line and the Compact L and the Ziehm Vision line and the Solo. We sell more of these c-arms than other because they are affordable and have great image quality.
Deciding which company to purchase a used c-arm from can be one of the most important decisions you can make. Important details include receiving a detailed proposal with specifications, estimated time of delivery, having an engineer set up the c-arm and provide training on how to operate it. Make sure the company offer an extended warranty with a service contract. Service contracts range from $8,000-$12,000 per year.. Make sure the supplier provides a FDA 2579 form showing the system information to be provided for US, state and local regulatory agencies.
If you have any other questions concerning a used c-arm please contact our sales department at 877-283-3154