C-Arm Comparison: OEC 9800 vs ZEN-7000

GE OEC 9800 is undoubtedly the most popular C-Arm at least for the past decade.  And there are advantages of being the most popular system in the market such as familiar interface.  But let’s see how it really stack up against Genoray ZEN-7000.

Brand & Model GE OEC 9800 Genoray ZEN-7000
X-ray Generation 15kW Rotating Anode 15kW Rotating Anode
Anode Heat Capacity 300,000 HU 300,000 HU
kV Range 40 ~ 120kV 40 ~ 120kV
Pulse Rate 1, 2, 4, 8, 15fps 5, 15, 30fps

X-ray Category: Who Wins?
Too close to call.  Both equipped with 15kW tube, they’re essentially the same thing.

Detector 9″ or 12″ II 9″ or 12″ II
Resolution (more pixels the better) 1 k x 1 k 1 k x 1 k
FPS Up to 15 FPS recording 30 FPS
Display Monitor Dual 16″ Display Dual 19″ Display

Detector Category: Who Wins?
ZEN-7000 has edge with standard 30 FPS display and recording

Free Space 31″ 30.94″
Depth of Arc 26″ | Super C 33″ 28.35″
Orbital Rotation 90/25 (overcast) degrees | Super C 90/55 degrees 90/45 (overcast) degrees
Panning Motion 20 degrees +-12.5 (25 total) degrees

Physical Spec Category: Who Wins?
Depends.  OEC Super C has slightly better specs than ZEN-7000 but without Super C option, ZEN-7000 has better physical specs.

Advanced Features On-screen keyboard, Bolus Chase, Cardiac, Motorized option Network Capable (Windows), Remote Control Diagnostic, Virtual Collimator, Adjustable Low Dose Mode
Storage 400 images (ESP) up to 4~5 Million images
Output PC Diskette, Thermal Printer, DICOM (optional) DVD, USB (JPG or BMP or DICOM), Thermals or HP printer, DICOM
Warranty & Support 12 Months 5 Year Full Parts Warranty + 1 Year Labor Warranty
LIFETIME Phone & Remote Control Support!


Which do you think is a winner?  Which would you get?  Tell me your thoughts below!


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