C-Arm Types – Examples

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There are four types of C-Arm that vary in sizes and specialization. The four types are Mini C-arm, Compact C-Arms, Full-Size C-Arms, and Super C C-Arms. Mini C-Arm: The Mini C-Arm the common size is 4”/6” image intensifier that specializes in scanning extremities such as hands, feet, ankles, knees, elbows, and shoulders (depending on the…

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Mini C-Arm Radiation Information

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Radiation Exposure: Mini C-Arm radiation exposure is less then with the conventional C-arm. Radiation exposure should be kept to the absolute minimum to the patient and the surgeon, and ionizing Radiation Regulation (2000) requires that the radiation exposure be clinically justified and: Performed by a trained professional. Kept to as minimal exposure as possible, or…

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Major C-Arm Companies

Major C-Arm

Major C-Arm Companies – Differences to Consider When Purchasing Imaging Equipment. Major C-Arm companies are GE, Philips, Siemens, Ziehm, Hologic, and SonoSite. Cost? When it comes to the cost of a C-Arm what matters the most is the age of the C-Arm, features, as well as the brand & model. For example, a Philips Pulsera can…

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OEC 9800 – Best Selling C-Arm

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While it is true that OEC no longer sells new 9800 C-arms, the OEC 9800 has been the best-selling C-arm ever in America. It has been a mainstay on the C-Arm market for 20 years, but many are concerned that it will become obsolete or declared end of life. The latest new unit sold in…

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C-Arms – Information and Usages

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C-Arm name is derived from the C-shaped arm used to connect the x-ray source and x-ray detector to one another, and has various spellings: C-arm, C-Arm, c-arm, c arm. C-arms have radiographic capabilities, though they are used primarily for fluoroscopic intraoperative imaging during surgical, orthopedic and emergency care procedures. The devices provide high-resolution X-ray images in real time, thus allowing the physician…

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Mini C-Arm Advantages & Disadvantages

Hologic Fluoroscan Mini C-Arm

Mini c-arms produce a small detector area, uses lower laser power, has tight beam collimation and uses the new technique of pulse fluoroscopy.  Because it’s  simple to use and compact, it’s popular for routine use, especially for hand, ankle and foot surgeries. They have also contributed toward making procedures less invasive and costly.  This is…

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Sell Your Medical Equipment

Pacific Healthcare Imaging has been in the business of selling and servicing medical equipment for many years. However did you know that we also buy back equipment from clinics, hospitals, private physicians and imaging centers?  We do! We are actively looking to buy anything used in  imaging equipment including: MRI machines. Both single-slice and multi…

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Ultrasound Versus Radiology

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Medical professionals use sonography to diagnose conditions and internal injuries. Ultrasound techniques are also used to monitor pregnancies and help doctors develop treatment plans.  The importance of accurate imaging in modern medicine makes skilled sonographers a critical part of any healthcare team. Emerging technology is increasing the usefulness of medical imagining. The ability to view different body…

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Mobile C-Arm

Mobile C-Arm

What is a Mobile C-Arm? Mobile C-Arms are medical imaging devices that are based on X-ray technology and can be used flexibly in various ORs within a clinic. The name is derived from the C-shaped arm used to connect the X-ray source and X-ray detector to one another.  Since the introduction of the first C-arm…

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Renting Imaging Equipment

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Renting imaging equipment can be an attainable operating expense that fits into even modest budgets.  For many hospitals, clinics, or private imaging centers, buying new or used imaging equipment requires large capital expenditures. The greatest value of renting is the low risk it carries. It brings the equipment you need into your facility, and costs…

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Comed KMC-950 C-Arm

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Comed KMC-950 C-Arm is our New C-Arm for sale.  Please contact us if you have any questions about any of our new c-arm systems. Comed KMC-950 C-Arm: Allows the user to perform most c-arm procedures. With the ease of movement and positioning, the KMC-950 c-arm machine allows for fast alignment when used with an imaging…

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AfterMarket OEC Monitor Upgrade

After-Market OEC Monitor Upgrade

Aftermarket OEC monitor upgrades have several options: a single, large split screen, two individual screens, fixed screens, rotating screens, screens on an articulating arm. There are also 1k, 2k, and now, 4k resolution. OEC Monitor Upgrade There is a board range of prices, depending on options.  At the high is including an articulating arm, while…

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X-Ray Equipment

X-Ray machines have revolutionized the medical industry.  Healthcare providers can now clearly peer into the human body without intrusion. X-Ray – Discovery and First Use: Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, a professor at Wuerzburg University in Germany discovered the x-ray 1895.   When the  cathode ray was active in his laboratory with high voltage, fluorescent minerals nearby began…

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Rent Versus Buying Medical Equipment

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Rent versus buying medical equipment is a business decision that varies according to each practice’s unique needs and goals.  Practices will rent medical equipment as a test of actual usage before venturing into a particular service line. Common reasons why medical practices rent equipment: Provide uninterrupted operations while equipment is repaired/recalibrated. You have access to…

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Refurbished Imaging Equipment – Reasons to Buy

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Reasons to Buy that you May Not Have Considered: Refurbished imaging equipment generally costs half the price of new. Your Purchase could include installation and service contract. Reimbursement rates through CMS are the same, whether your equipment is new or refurbished. Third-party parts providers can supply parts 80% of the time at half the cost of…

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Differences Between Major C-Arm Companies

Major C-Arm

What are the differences between major C-Arm companies, such as GE, Siemens, Phillips, and Zheim? Cost? When it comes to the cost of a C-Arm what matters the most is the age of the C-Arm, features, as well as the brand & model. For example, a Philips Pulsera can have the same features as GE OEC 9800 but…

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Consider Buying Refurbished Medical Equipment

Consider Buying Refurbished Medical

MRI systems, portable x-rays, c-arms, and other medical equipment is vital for things to run smoothly in your hospital or doctor office, however it also comes at a price. When a machine starts to malfunction or it’s time for an additional piece of equipment, it’s time to start thinking about budgets and how much you can pay…

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OEC 9800 C-ARM

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The OEC 9800 has been a mainstay on the C-Arm market for 20 years, but many are concerned that it will become obsolete or declared end of life. While it is true that OEC no longer sells new 9800 C-arms, the OEC 9800 has been the best-selling C-arm ever in America.  The latest new unit…

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Buying a C-Arm System Considerations

Ziehm Quantum C-Arm

Buying C-arm that is right for your practice can get a little overwhelming. Without having adequate knowledge, the search process can become information overload with the wide variety of brands, sizes, and costs involved. In the end, the deciding factor comes down to what type of imaging work you intend to do at your facility. If…

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Refurbished Imaging Equipment

Consider Buying Refurbished Medical

Refurbished imaging equipment is a practical way to upgrade diagnostic capability while meeting your budget goals. Refurbished medical imaging equipment represent a vital component of today’s healthcare technology market. By purchasing refurbished equipment, hospitals and health clinics are able to upgrade diagnostic capability, and patients benefit from increased accuracy in diagnosis, at a fraction of…

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C-Arm Safety Considerations

Patients and staff may have concerns about potential exposure to radiation when using a C-Arm, but there are ways to lower the risk to  both patient and staff.     By observing the following, the risk to both patients and staff can be lowered:   Understand and follow Federal regulations requiring a C-Arm maximum output…

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Examples of Types of C-Arms

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There are four types of C-Arm that vary in sizes and specialization. The four types are Mini C-arm, Compact C-Arms, Full-Size C-Arms, and Super C C-Arms. Mini C-Arm: The Mini C-Arm the common size is 4”/6” image intensifier that specializes in scanning extremities such as hands, feet, ankles, knees, elbows, and shoulders (depending on the…

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C-Arm Service Contract

Ziehm Quantum C-Arm

Ongoing service of medical imaging equipment is essential, and it is important to remember that not all service contracts are created equally. There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to provide your C-Arm services because of downtime. Make sure that the place you’re opting for has a reputation for providing efficient services and…

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Image Intensifier – Usable Life

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An image intensifier is a important component for fluoroscopic equipment such as a C-Arm.  Most image intensifiers have a good lifespan,  however, it is common for fluoroscopy systems to go through a few image intensifiers throughout their life. Following are a few ways users can prolong the life of their image intensifiers and/or determine if…

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The Need for Digital Imaging

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Analog image intensifiers and digital flat plate detectors have their pros and cons. However, in today’s medical imaging field, digital imaging is the efficient way to go if hospitals, outpatient facilities, and private practices want to stay competitive. Digital images are easily transferred throughout the hospital and other health care facilities. They can be stored…

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