GE OEC 9900

GE OEC 9900 Features

The GE OEC 9900 has many different features that allow it t be technologically superior to other C-arms on the market, and even better than some of GE’s past models like the 9800, and 9600. The C-arm uses proprietary motion tolerant subtraction to produce quality vascular images. This essentially means that if a patient moves during imaging, the image quality will not be compromised. This is the first C-arm that is able to maintain this technology. This unit has faster algorithms and processing technology than the 9800 and 9600 models. Technical features include precision imaging with dynamic range management, touchscreen controls, a unique X-ray tube and cooling system. Other features include HD flat panel monitors on an articulating arm that allows for comfortable viewing from any angle a remote service connectivity to enable performance diagnostics, and a 1k x 1k high resolution imaging technology. Overall, this piece of equipment is technologically the best on the OEC line up, and also is one of the best currently in use in hospitals.

OEC 9900 Specifications

The generator has continuous high level fluoro, and a digital cine pulse with full power from a wall outlet and also has a patented battery buffed design. The rotating anode X-Ray tube has a heat capacity of 300,000 HU, and a cooling capacity of 1,600,000 HU. This unit is able to digitally adjust image display and automatically update the image. The collimator can adjust without X-ray exposure. Modes include fluoro, pulsed fluoro, high level pulsed fluoro, digital spot, and radiographic. The precision imaging with dynamic range management helps to enhance features of interest while attenuating background noise. The AutoTrak automatic brightness stabilization can automatically seek the subject of anatomy anywhere within the imaging field and select the optimum imaging technique. This can also automatically adjust to anatomical size and location while providing uniform image quality throughout the entire image and thus simplifies the operation. The video camera operates in real time and gives immediate feedback and the video display can be viewed at an angle of 170 degrees.

GE OEC 9900 Configurations

There are many configurations that the GE OEC 9900 can take. Endovascular configuration is used for vascular and interventional vascular applications. This has a large field of view for a variety of more complex procedures. Cardiac surgery and mobile cardiac cath lab is used for complex coronary and peripheral/ abdominal angiography. The super C provides a larger area of room for the patient to be imaged, and the overscan has a great range. The 9900 MD C-arm has 9 degrees per second of lateral motorized rotation. A remote user interface has a table side control panel with 9900 mainframe controls, image review functions, C-arm motion control, and a motorized vertical life, This also has contact/collision detection, and the C-arm angle display saves images in realtime. Integrated surgical navigation configuration has a realtime of an electromagnetic tracking of instruments in the images. This configuration can track two instruments at one time.

Requesting a C-arm

The GE OEC 9800 is a bit smaller and an older model in comparison to its 9900 counterpart. Both machines are highly requested and sought after. This is one of our best selling pieces of equipment and C-arms. C-arms are such complex units that you would want all of the information pertaining to them before making such a purchase. All of our sales representatives have many years of experience in outfitting hospitals, surgical centers, and even some physician’s offices. If you are not ready to buy, please ask about rentals, or rent-to-own options. Some customers tend to choose rentals because there is no commitment to ownership or upkeep, and just to test out the model before purchasing! If for some strange reason, the machine breaks or needs a replacement part, it is covered under our service warranty for rentals. Each sales rep can be reached at 1-800-GET-SOMA, or by their direct line. They can also be emailed at [email protected]. If you are in the area, you can also feel free to visit our ISO 13485 certified facility.

The Refurbishment Process

All of the equipment that Soma Technology procures goes through an arduous process before it is deemed by our high standards. First, the piece of equipment is inspected by trained biomedical engineers. These units undergo a series of tests to assess their working status. Once the units are tested, they may be given replacement parts from our large stock of parts. We have one of the largest stocks of replacement parts currently on the market. We even have after market pieces that are usually hard to find. Once these parts are replaced the unit is then to sent to cosmetics. The cosmetics team sands, paints, and cleans up the unit to look as though it did the day it left the manufacturer’s. Next, the team of biomedical engineers retests the units for quality control. Once the unit is up to the original equipment manufacturer’s specifications, the unit is packed and read to ship for immediate use in your medical facility.

Final Thoughts

Have you ever used either the GE OEC 9900, or the GE 9800 before? Are there features on either of these that you enjoy using, or some that you would change? Which of the configuration modes are you or your discipline most likely to use? Do you believe that GE has some of the best medical equipment currently on the market? Is there another brand that you would suggest using? Comment below!

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