When it comes to comparing the OEC 9800 vs. OEC 9900 it comes down to a few details since they are over 86% comparable. Both the OEC 9800 vs. OEC 9900 come equipped with several features, but there are some differences especially in price. A new or used OEC 9900 will always cost more than a more standard new or used OEC 9800. So if you want to know why the difference in cost and what additional features an OEC 9900 has compared to the OEC 9800 you have come to the right place. Let’s sum up how these two C-arms compare.

OEC 9800 C-ARM

The OEC 9800 is more standard in the industry and although is not as modernly equipped as the OEC 9900. You will find that it is very efficient in features and price. Here are some of the features that set the OEC 9800 C-arm apart.

CRT Monitors

The OEC 9800 C-arm offers 1K X 1K resolution delivering 1,000 lines on every inch. The OEC 9800 uses 18” CRT monitors.  

Image Storage Capacity

The hard drive for the OEC 9800 C-arm image capacity is 63 images for the GSP system and the image storage on the OEC 9800 C-Arm ESP system is 200 images.

Common Features

The OEC 9800 C-Arms come with standard features such as hardware, image intensifier, imaging chain, X-ray tube, generator, and excellent steering capabilities.

OEC 9900 C-ARM

When looking to spend more for a new or used c-arm machine like the OEC 9900. You want to know what exactly makes the cost go up and how does it benefit your practice. Although very comparable to the OEC 9800 the differences come with added features and hardware.

Flat Panel  Monitors

Just like the OEC 9800 the OEC 9900 offers 1K X 1K resolution and also delivers 1,000 lines per inch. However, the type of monitor it uses is an articulating flat panel.

Image Storage Capacity

The hard drive for the OEC 9900 C-Arm image capacity is 63 images for the GSP system and the image storage on the OEC 9900 C-arm ESP system is 1000 images.

Additional Features

With all the standard features of the OEC 9800 C-Arm in place on the OEC 9900. We wanted to point out some of the additional features on the OEC 9900 C-Arm machine.

The OEC 9900 Added Features:

  • USB and DVD Storage
  • Image profiles for each configuration that can be pre-set
  • More Onboard Static Image Capacity
  • Secure View HIPAA
  • Better Software


The Verdict on OEC 9800 C-Arm vs OEC 9900 C-Arm

You don’t entirely want to base your choice on common features and price. You need to pick the right machine for your medical practice. For example, if your practice requires you to do a lot of vascular work then you want to consider the added software features on the OEC 9900 C-Arm. You always want to consider that you can also upgrade an OEC 9800 C-Arm as well. The best way to know what new or used c-arm machine to buy is to speak to a C-Arm Specialist.

For more information on the OEC 9900 c-arm, the OEC 9800 c-arm, or other imaging equipment, call us at 1-877-283-3154 to speak to a c-arm specialist or request a quote by clicking here.

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