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 sold in 2017, however, the FDA requires manufacturers to provide support on their systems for at least seven years, you can rest assured that manufacturer support will be offered at least through 2023. The install base of OEC 9800s in America is so big that third-party parts and service organizations will keep supporting OEC 9800s for years to come.
The OEC 9800 C-arm is popular because it has been the gold standard in mobile fluoroscopy applications and innovative x-ray imaging technology. It’s ideal for pain management, general, orthopedic, vascular, cardiac and neurovascular surgeries. It’s just a solid system for hospitals, clinics, surgical centers, and most healthcare facilities.
If you own an OEC 9800 or are considering buying a used or refurbished one, you can still certainly buy it with confidence.