What Used C-ARM to Buy: OEC C-Arms or Philips Pulsera C-Arms?

Top 3 Reasons to Buy Either OEC C-Arm and Philips Pulsera C-Arm

Whether you are in the medical field of orthopedics, gastroenterology, cardiology or even dentistry chances are your practice requires c-arm medical imaging equipment. Two popular brands used medical equipment buyers always research are the Philips Pulsera C-Arms and OEC C-Arms. Both manufacturers of c-arm equipment produce excellent medical imaging machinery. However,  depending on your medical facilities needs for a new or used c-arm machine there are both pros and cons you want to consider before making the choice of going with either an OEC C-Arm or a Philips Pulsera C-Arm. Below we highlight the Top 3 Reasons to Buy a Used OEM C-Arm as well as a used Philips Pulsera C-Arm.

Buying a Used OEC C-Arm Top 3 Benefits

According to Your Top 10 Reasons to Trust in OEC,  OEC’s C-arms can earn a seller four times more in resale value than other C-arms. They also point out that seven out of ten surgeons in the United States use OEC C-arms. When it comes to buying used c-arm machines resale is very important to keep in mind in case you ever need to liquidate inventory or upgrade to newer c-arm equipment.

Below our the Top Three Reasons to Buy a Used OEC C-Arm:

1. Used OEC C-Arm Service and Maintenance-

Part of buying any new or used c-arm machine and for that matter any type of imaging equipment will most certainly mean you will need to perform upkeep. One, of the great benefits of buying a used OEC C-Arm is its popularity. Meaning, you have a lot more demand for service. That entails more independent engineers are available to service your OEC C-Arm than Philips or any other brand.

2. Used OEC C-Arm Parts and Repair Cost-

Similar to buying parts and repairing popular automobiles can be cheaper than lets say fixing a rare Saab 9-4X. The same goes with popular used c-arm machines. Being that used OEC C-Arms are the most popular in the market. Also means used parts availability, equipment and repairs for OEC C-Arms are also more cost effective. Many times you will find less Philips parts and they can also be more costly since they are not as common as OEC C-Arm parts.

3. Used OEC C-Arm More Lasting Power-

When compared to the Philips Pulsera C-Arm machine an OEC C-Arm machines has twice as much power in their generator, a wider mKv range and ten times the heat capacity. For more lasting power count on an OEC C-Arm.

Buying a Used Philips Pulsera C-Arm Top 3 Benefits

When doing research on the best used c-arms to buy there are two manufacturers that always come up in comparison the OEC C-Arm brand and Philips Pulsera C-Arm Brand. Although, not as popular as the OEC C-Arm, the Philips Pulsera C-Arm brand always seems to be favorite alternative. In a comparison by The National Center for Biotechnology Information, several c-arm machines where put to the test on image quality and radiation exposure from C-arm fluoroscopy when used for taking images of the spine. The results were a close second for Philips Pulsera C-Arm with, no surprise, the OEC C-Arm being the favorite. Although the OEC C-Arm has a large portion of the used c-arm market it does not have all of it. In fact, many medical specialist prefer the Philips Pulsera C-Arm for several reasons mostly how much you get for your buck.

Below our the Top Three Reasons to Buy a Used Philips Pulsera C-Arm

1. Used Philips Pulsera C-Arm Pricing-  

A big benefit of buying a used Philips Pulsera C-Arm is definitely the cost effectiveness. When it comes down to it used OEC C-Arm machines cost more than the same or even newer models of a used Philips Pulsera C-Arm.

2. Used Philips Pulsera C-Arm Features More  for Less-

If you are on a budget or require more updated features when looking for the ideal used c-arm machine you can count on Philips Pulsera C-Arms to be way under budget compared to most used OEC C-arm machines. In addition, because of the lower cost you can get a lot newer model c-arm machine with many more featured offered by more dated OEC C-Arm machines.

3. Used Philips Pulsera C-Arm Functionality

When it comes down to actual functionality of a used c-arm machine you want great images and features specific to your medical practice. When it comes down to it both Philips Pulsera and OEC C-Arms function superbably. In essence, you get pretty much the same function at a lower cost.

The Best Used C-Arm Verdict: Popular OEC C-Arms vs. Cost Effective Philips Pulsera

Although OEC C-Arms are the most popular in the market and the Philips Pulsera C-Arm features more if you are on a budget, Pacific Healthcare Imaging recommends you speak with one of our Medical Imaging Equipment Specialist to tailor to your specific c-arms needs. Whether you are looking for new or used c-arm machines or any other medical imaging equipment we can help. Click Here to email our customer service with any questions or if you are looking for a specific c-arm machine OEC, Philips, GE, Comed, Ziehm, Genoray or any other brand. You can always call us during our business hours toll-free at 1-877-283-3154.

 

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