C-Arm Comparison: ZIEHM VISION RFD vs Oscar 15 FD

Here’s comparison review of Ziehm Vision RFD which is regarded as one of Ziehm’s top model 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 RFD Genoray Oscar 15 FD
X-ray Generation 25kW Rotating Anode 15kW Rotating Anode
X-ray Cooling Rate 85,000 HU/min 100,000 HU/min
kV Range 40~ 120kV 40-120kV
Pulse Rate 1 ~ 25 pps 1 ~ 30 pps

X-ray Category: Who Wins?
Too Close to Call.  Ziehm has higher kW rating but same kV limit and Oscar 15 offer 30pps pulse… this would be a tie!

Detector Flat Detector 20 x 20cm or 30 x 30cm (11.81 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?
Depends.  Vision RFD has slightly bigger panel but Oscar 15 has better resolution, which typically means better image quality.

Free Space 840mm / 33.10″ 800mm / 31.49″
Depth of Arc 680mm / 26.77″ 730mm / 29″
Orbital Rotation 90/75 (overcast) degrees 90/60 (overcast) degrees
Panning Motion +-12.5 degrees

Physical Spec Category: Who Wins?
Vision RFD, it has bigger opening and more orbital rotation.

Advanced Features 3D, motorized option available Network Capable (Windows), Remote Control Diagnostic, Virtual Collimator, Adjustable Low Dose Mode
Storage 100,000 images 4~5 Million images
Output DVD, USB, Thermal Printer, DICOM 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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