C-Arm Comparison: ZIEHM VISION FD VARIO 3D vs Oscar 15 FD

Here’s comparison review of Ziehm Vision FD Vario 3D and Genoray’s Oscar 15 FD.  Both system features Flat Detector panel instead of II and comes with lots of advanced capabilities and close competitors.  Let’s see how they measure up on key specs!

Brand & Model ZIEHM VISION FD VARIO 3D Genoray Oscar 15 FD
X-ray Generation 2.02kW Stationary Anode 15kW Rotating Anode
X-ray Cooling Rate 45,000 HU/min 100,000 HU/min
kV Range ~ 110kV 40-120kV
Pulse Rate Not specified 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 (To be added Summer of 2019)

X-ray Category: Who Wins?
Oscar 15.  Oscar 15 has 15kW Rotating Anode which is industry standard for most C-Arms in the market versus Ziehm adopted much lower powered 2.02kW Stationary Anode.

Detector Flat Detector 20 x 20cm (7.87 inches) Flat Detector 26 x 26cm (10.24 inches)
Resolution (more pixels the better) 1024 x 1024 pixels 2,600 x 2,560 pixels
Pixel pitch (smaller the better) not listed 100 u

Detector Category: Who Wins?
Oscar 15.  Oscar 15 comes with bigger panel with higher resolution.

Free Space 895mm / 35.24″ 800mm / 31.49″
Depth of Arc 680mm / 26.77″ 730mm / 29″
Orbital Rotation 90/45 (overcast) degrees 90/60 (overcast) degrees
Panning Motion +-20 degrees +-12.5 degrees

Physical Spec Category: Who Wins?
Too close to call.  Each system takes 2 categories & actual difference in real life applications would be minimum.

Advanced Features 3D Network Capable (Windows), Remote Control Diagnostic, Virtual Collimator, Adjustable Low Dose Mode
Storage Max 55,000 images 4~5 Million images
Output DVD, USB, 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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