In medical imaging, it’s crucial to have equipment that offers precision, clarity, and ease of use. Among the plethora of choices available, one GE C-Arm model stands out – the GE OEC 9900. This blog post will explore this exceptional system’s standard machine and its newer, Elite model’s features, specifications, purchasing considerations, and refurbishment process.
GE OEC 9900 Elite Features
At ImagPros, we marry professional excellence with genuine care to provide unmatched medical imaging solutions. One top option is the latest edition to the GE C-Arm imaging fleet, the OEC 9900 Elite:
- Standard C Model: This model is your reliable partner for comprehensive imaging. It offers a 25° overscan and 90° underscan capability, along with versatile SmartView flip-flop viewing. Its user-friendly design is a testament to our understanding of your needs.
- Super C Model: When you need meticulous detail, turn to the Super C Model. Featuring 55 degrees of overscan and an arc depth extending to 33 inches—larger than that of a standard C-Arm – its advanced image capture technology and a 9″ provide an expansive field of view and enhanced clarity. The Super C is a true reflection of our dedication to precision.
Key Features Across Models:
- Comprehensive Imaging: The Super C model offers extensive overscan and underscan capabilities, ensuring meticulous detail capture at any angle.
- Flexible Viewing: The SmartView pivot joint features allow for minimizing the need for repeated exposures when doing true lateral position imaging.
- User Comfort: All models prioritize operator ease with low lateral height design and reduced steering force.
- Enhanced Clarity: The Super C model’s 9″ detector and the versatile detector options in the Standard C model promise detailed images.
- Intuitive Navigation: The OEC Touch Screen model features a mobile control panel for easy navigation.
- Customizable Use: The adjustable height and display tilt in the OEC Touch Tableside model cater to individual preferences.
The Tried and True: GE OEC 9900 C-Arm
In the realm of medical imaging, precision is paramount. The GE OEC 9900 C-Arm is a stalwart in this field. Despite being an older model, it has earned a reputation for unwavering reliability and exceptional performance. It is a trusted choice among healthcare professionals with cutting-edge technology and a user-friendly design.
Let’s explore the key features that make this GE C-Arm a trusted ally in medical imaging:
- Exceptional Imagery: The GE OEC 9900 C-Arm offers extensive high-resolution imaging, ensuring meticulous detail capture with its 1k x 1k imaging technology.
- User Convenience: This model simplifies operation with a dual control mainframe and an easy-to-use interface.
- Superior Image Quality: The Dynamic Range Management (DRM) technology promises detailed and uncompromised images.
- Intuitive Interface: The model features preset imaging profiles and a touch screen, making navigation easy.
- Customizable Use: With its deep arch, unique X-Ray tube, cooling system, and battery buffer technology, the GE OEC 9900 C-Arm caters to individual preferences and versatile usage.
- Efficient Operation: The unit’s 100 times more image computing power than previous C-arms in this series guarantees efficient operation.
Contact us today at 248-951-9020 to learn more about buying a GE C-Arm!
Investing in a GE OEC 9900 C-Arm is a significant commitment, with prices ranging from $80,000 to $120,000. The 5-year cost of ownership, including maintenance, service contracts, and upgrades, should also be factored in. Setup costs are generally included, but it’s important to understand the extent of coverage to avoid unexpected expenses.
Choose this fully refurbished unit with a solid 7-10-year lifespan.
The Refurbishing Process
When it comes to the refurbishment of a GE OEC 9900 C-Arm, we take immense pride in our meticulous process. We understand the importance of this equipment in your medical practice, so we ensure every refurbished piece is as good as new. Here’s an in-depth look at our systematic refurbishing journey.
1. Initial Inspection and Decontamination
Refurbishment begins with a comprehensive system inspection to detect early damage or malfunctions. The C-Arm is then moved to our specialized decontamination station for thorough cleaning and disinfection using an antimicrobial cleaner. We carefully remove dried blood-borne pathogens from the panels, ensuring complete cleanliness before refurbishment.
2. Documentation and Prioritization
After the decontamination, we document all necessary information about the system, including its date of manufacture, serial number, arrival date, and source. We then uploaded the system onto our CRM. Our operations team designates an order and prioritizes the system based on various factors like demand, urgency, and complexity.
3. Disassembly and Parts Replacement
Afterward, we carefully disassemble the system down to its frame. Our dedicated paint department meticulously sands the panels before applying a fresh coat of top-notch medical-grade paint. Our skilled engineers diligently replace any necessary parts, meticulously inspect all cable assemblies, and rigorously test power supplies. Any components that do not meet OEM specifications are promptly replaced to ensure optimal performance.
4. Calibration and Testing
Once the parts replacement is complete, we begin the calibration process. Every detail is thoroughly checked, from adjusting monitor alignment, brightness, and contrast to conducting an arc test and checking camera alignment. We erase all patient information from the system, adhering strictly to HIPAA compliance.
5. Quality Control and Documentation
After a rigorous testing phase, we reassemble the machine and conduct quality control. This includes inspecting the system’s cosmetics, verifying software and accessories, and reviewing the refurbishment log. A third-party physicist inspects the equipment to ensure it meets state guidelines.
Finally, we document the entire process, including taking pictures of the system for customer documentation packets and uploading these details into our CRM.
The OEC 9900 Elite GE C-Arm is one of the most popular and powerful tools that offer exceptional clarity, precision, and ease of use. Its advanced features and specifications, long lifespan, and comprehensive service coverage make it a valuable investment for any healthcare professional. Whether you’re purchasing a new or refurbished system, this guide has provided the information needed to make an informed decision.
Contact us at Imagpros today to learn more about buying a CE C-Arm!