C-Arm Machine Sizes

C-Arm machine sizes include Mini C-Arms, Compact C-Arms, and  Full-Size C-Arms.  Keep in mind there are also modifications for C-arms such as digital retrofit devices for analog C-arms.  C-arms are used for a range of diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive surgical procedures.  They are flexible, and can be used in a variety of situations.

Mini C-Arms:

C-Arm Machine Types

Hologic_Fluoroscan-Mini C-Arm_


  • Mini-C-Arm machines are smaller systems that are used in sports medicine, orthopedic and podiatric imaging.
  • They are ideal for scanning extremities such as hands, feet, ankles, knees, elbows, and shoulders.
  • These units can be especially helpful during external reduction and fixation of fractures since the bone alignment can also be visualized in a non-invasive manner via real time.

Compact C-Arms:


C-Arm Machine Types

Compact C-Arm



  • Compact C-Arm machines are larger than a Mini C-Arm, but not as big as a full-size C-Arm .
  • They can come in either one-piece or two-piece systems, with the main benefit being its mobility.
  • If you need something bigger than a Mini C-Arm, but don’t have the room or need for a Full-Size C-Arm – the Compact C-Arm is a great compromise.

Full-Size C-Arms:

C-Arm Machine Types

OEC 9800 C-Arm

  • Full-Size C-Arm machines are the most sought after model because they allow you to perform just about any type of procedure.
  • These C-Arm machines are used for swallow tests, spine and torso studies, cardiology, pain management and surgery.
  • The open space in the regular full size C-arm is 26 inches, making it large enough to fit a table and patient between the image intensifier and the tube.
  • They can come with a 6/9″ Image Intensifier, and even a 12″ image intensifier, which can be especially useful for cardiology.

Contact us at Pacific Healthcare Imaging, and talk to one of our experienced technicians,  We sell and support pre-owned, used and refurbished c-arms and other diagnostic imaging systems for medical facilities. We only sell the highest quality used and refurbished medical imaging equipment, specializing in C-ArmsMini C-ArmsPortable Ultrasounds and more.  We have rentals available as well.