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 & ModelGE OEC 9800Genoray ZEN-7000
X-ray Generation15kW Rotating Anode15kW Rotating Anode
Anode Heat Capacity300,000 HU300,000 HU
kV Range40 ~ 120kV40 ~ 120kV
Pulse Rate1, 2, 4, 8, 15fps5, 15, 30fps

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

Detector9″ or 12″ II9″ or 12″ II
Resolution (more pixels the better)1 k x 1 k1 k x 1 k
FPSUp to 15 FPS recording30 FPS
Display MonitorDual 16″ DisplayDual 19″ Display

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

Free Space31″30.94″
Depth of Arc26″ | Super C 33″28.35″
Orbital Rotation90/25 (overcast) degrees | Super C 90/55 degrees90/45 (overcast) degrees
Panning Motion20 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 FeaturesOn-screen keyboard, Bolus Chase, Cardiac, Motorized optionNetwork Capable (Windows), Remote Control Diagnostic, Virtual Collimator, Adjustable Low Dose Mode
Storage400 images (ESP)up to 4~5 Million images
OutputPC Diskette, Thermal Printer, DICOM (optional)DVD, USB (JPG or BMP or DICOM), Thermals or HP printer, DICOM
Warranty & Support12 Months5 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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