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What to Look For When Choosing a Used C-Arm: Spotlight on OEC 9800

Categories: Buying Tips, Products

Tags: C-Arms

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is, “what is the best used c-arm on the market?” It’s important to note here that in order to properly answer this question, prospective buyers need to know what their goals are for the system. For example, for facilities providing pain management services, the OEC 9600 is a reliable, affordable option to meet budget needs and quality standards. If your facility is looking for a more robust system with superior image quality and greater functionality, you may want to look into purchasing an OEC 9800.

The OEC 9800 is one of GE’s most popular models. It was superseded by the OEC 9900 and is now only available on the used market; however, the price for this system remains competitive. In fact, the OEC 9800 remains one of the most sought-after used c-arms for a number of reasons:

  • Affordability: The OEC 9800 c-arm offers many of the same features and functionality found in the new models of c-arms from other manufacturers but is more affordably priced.
  • Outstanding Investment: Money spent on an OEC 9800 is a time proven investment – these systems sell for virtually the same amount today that they did years ago – the same cannot be said for non-GE/OEC systems!
  • Serviceability: Because the OEC 9800 has been on the market for more years than most systems, its parts are readily available throughout the U.S. One drawback to purchasing less popular used systems is that parts can be hard to come by; due to its long life on the market and popularity among facility owners, parts and service for the OEC 9800 are easy to find.
  • Durability: The OEC 9800 has been a highly sought after product for years and one of the primary reasons for its popularity is the long life of each system. The OEC 9800 is known for being durable, and many hospitals and surgery centers are able to continue using the system for many years when properly used and given the appropriate maintenance.
  • Reliability: While there are other well respected manufacturers producing high quality c-arms, none have the reputation and brand name recognition that GE/OEC is known for. This reputation has developed for a reason: GE/OEC makes a reliable product, as is the case with the OEC 9800.

The reasons listed above highlight why the OEC 9800 is a great choice for facilities looking for a high quality used c-arm for their facility. If you’re interested in purchasing an OEC 9800 or would like more information, please contact us today. We would be happy to compare systems with you to help determine the right choice for your facility and budget.

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