Site Planning For C-Arm

Site Planning For C-Arm

Site planning for your new c-arm is as crucial to selecting the size and type of C-arm for want for your facility. The c-arm needs to be housed in a room that provides enough clearance  to allow you to manipulate the C-arm to get a better view without having to move the patient. The room…

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Considering a C-Arm Purchase?

Considering a C-Arm Purchase

Considering a c-arm  purchase?  Perhaps you you might be gearing up to open up a pain management center, looking to expand your services, or to add surgical procedures. Deciding to acquire a C-arm is simple enough, but choosing which one is right for your practice can get a little overwhelming. Without having adequate knowledge, the…

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C-arm Image Intensifier – Which is Best For My Facility

C-arm Image Intensifier

C-arm image intensifier that is the best size is best for your facility is a common concern when purchasing or upgrading your medical imaging equipment. The single most important determining factor is the type of studies your facility conducts.  Below are are the two most common sizes of the c-arm image intensifiers. Studies Performed With a 12”…

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Major C-Arm Manufacturers

major c-arm manufacturers

Major C-Arm Manufacturers: GE-OEC The GE-OEC 9900 is by far the most popular C-arm in the United States. Most surveys show that 7 out of 10 mobile C-arms in use in the US are GE-OEC C-arms. GE-OEC has an overall 71% market share. In the general surgery and orthopedic  segments, GE OEC c-arms market share…

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OEC C-Arm – 9800 and 9900

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OEC C-Arm 9800: The OEC 9800 c-arm 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 GE no longer sells the OEC 98oo c-arms, it has been the best-selling C-arm ever in America.    The install base of…

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C-Arm Uses and Definition

C-arm uses and definition

C-Arm Uses and Definition: A medical imaging unit used primarily for fluoroscopic imaging during surgical and orthopedic procedures. A c-arm uses a computer workstation to view, manipulate, store and transfer the images. The C-Arm is named for the C-shaped arm used to connect the x-ray source and x-ray detector to one another. The first C-arm…

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Medical Imaging Equipment Safety Considerations

medical imaging equipment safety

Medical imaging equipment safety considerations are a concern to both patients and medical staff.  By observing the following, the risk to both patients and staff can be lowered: Medical Imaging Equipment Safety Rules: General: Understand and follow Federal regulations requiring a C-Arm maximum output to have a limit. Make sure to thoroughly scan and go…

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Selling Your Medical Equipment

Site Planning For C-Arm

Selling your medical equipment, no longer needed at your facility, can be difficult. You have to find the right venue, decide on price, etc and it will take a lot of valuable time away from your regular business. Pacific Healthcare Imaging has been in the business of buying medical equipment for many years.  We take…

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Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Service Agreements

Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Service

Diagnostic imaging equipment service agreements are essential for your facility.  There are countless factors to consider – budget, service provider preferences, availability of in-house repair technicians.  The level of service needed will depend on factors that are most important to your practice. Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Service Agreements: Full-Service: Service can be requested 24/7 usually via a…

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Refurbished Medical Equipment

Sell your imaging equipment

Refurbished medical equipment is a viable route to consider when new equipment comes at a cost that is sometimes too high to pay. Used equipment is certainly much more affordable, but you may have concerns about buying “used” equipment. Luckily there are a lot of options out there, even when it comes to medical equipment.…

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OEC 9900 C-Arm

OEC C-Arm9900

OEC 9900 C-Arm Elite image processing power is 100 times greater than older OEC C-Arm models.  It uses Dynamic Range Management and is capable of producing 1k x 1k high-resolution images. GE Healthcare has set the standard for c-arms and the OEC 9900 c-arm is no different, incorporating leading edge performance and enriched technology. The…

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C-Arm Machines

C Arm Machines

C-Arm machines are named for the C-shaped arm present in the device that is used to connect the x-ray source and the detector. These C-Arm machines are widely used during orthopedic, complicated surgical, pain management, and emergency procedures, and provide high-resolution X-ray images in real time.  Healthcare professionals monitor progress and make decisions accordingly. It’s…

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OEC Monitor Upgrades

OEC Monitor Upgrades

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 end is including an articulating arm, while…

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X-Rays

X-rays

X-Rays 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 to…

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Fluoroscopic Imaging

Fluoroscopic Imaging

Fluoroscopic imaging is used at least 50% of  the time on an estimated 4-10 million patients in the U.S., using equipment such as a Fluoroscopic C-Arm. Most clinicians favor fluoroscopy because it allows for a more exact needle placement, which ensures the accurate delivery of the injected drug. However, fluoroscopic guidance as an interventional technique…

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Mobile Imaging Systems

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Mobile Imaging Systems are an essential part of everyday hospital life, due to their ability to move around the patient.  The optimum angle for a high-quality image is achieved, while keeping the patient comfortable. Specialists in fields such as surgery, orthopedics, traumatology, vascular surgery and cardiology use C-arms for intraoperative imaging. The devices provide high-resolution…

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Digital Images For C-Arms

digital images

Digital images are the  way to go in today’s medical imaging field if hospitals, outpatient facilities, and private practices are to stay competitive. Digital images are easily transferred throughout the hospital and other health care facilities. They can be stored in patients’ electronic health care records to be reviewed later without the need for patients…

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Upgrading C-Arms

Upgrading C-Arms

Upgrading C-Arms will help hospital CEO’s and radiologists under pressure to reduce funds without reducing the quality of imaging systems.  Radiologists are predicting a spike in fluoroscopic cases in 2022 -2024, and c-arms will need to be in good working order to meet demands.  The predicted increase in fluoroscopic procedures could overtax an older c-arm,…

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C-Arm Rentals

C-Arm Rentals

C-Arm rentals can be an attainable operating expense that fits into even modest budgets.  For many hospitals, clinics, or private imaging centers, buying a new or used C-Arm 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 you…

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Cardiac Procedures – Outpatient

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Cardiac procedures, as well as many other surgeries deemed elective during the pandemic, were postponed.  This was a problem for many healthcare professionals. Many outpatient facilities began performing cardiac procedures such as stent placements, catheterizations, and pacemaker implants.  Now, almost 70% of cardiac procedures are taking place in hospital outpatient settings.  Insurers are reimbursing outpatient…

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C-Arm Technology

new c-arm technology

C-Arm technology has dramatically improved in the past few years.  Mobile C-Arms are delivering the same high quality images that costly fixed-arm platforms are delivering.  They are also getting easier and easier to use. Imaging: Flat panel CMOS image detectors are allowing surgeons to magnify images without increasing radiation dose or losing clarity. By using…

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OEC C-Arm Electrical Specifications

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OEC C-Arm electrical specifications are one of the first concerns facilities have when purchasing their first OEC c-arm system.  As well as deciding where the system will be located, they are wondering if they will have to have special electrical work done before installing the OEC system. The short answer – NO.   The OEC c-arm…

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Elite CFD – Alpha C-Arm Comparison

Elite CFD - Alpha C-Arm

Elite CFD – Cios Alpha C-Arm are high-quality, fully digital systems that have current, flat-panel detector models.  OEC and Siemens are two of the biggest names among C-arm manufacturers, and have a reputation for quality. Following  is a comparison of hardware and technology elements of the Elite CFD – Cios Alpha C-Arm systems. Generator Power:…

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Differences Between C-Arm Sizes

Differences Between C-Arm Sizes

Differences Between C-Arm sizes is more than the actual size of Mini C-arm, Compact C-Arm, and Full size C-arm systems.  There is a C-arm to meet your needs and budgets.  Here are some of the most popular C-arm machine options from top manufacturers for each category. Mini C-Arm: A mini C-arm is designed to scan patient…

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Renting C-Arm

OEC 9900 Elite C-Arm

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

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