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

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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 & ModelZIEHM VISION FD VARIO 3DGenoray Oscar 15 FD
X-ray Generation2.02kW Stationary Anode15kW Rotating Anode
X-ray Cooling Rate45,000 HU/min100,000 HU/min
kV Range~ 110kV40-120kV
Pulse RateNot specified1, 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.

DetectorFlat Detector 20 x 20cm (7.87 inches)Flat Detector 26 x 26cm (10.24 inches)
Resolution (more pixels the better)1024 x 1024 pixels2,600 x 2,560 pixels
Pixel pitch (smaller the better)not listed100 u

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

Free Space895mm / 35.24″800mm / 31.49″
Depth of Arc680mm / 26.77″730mm / 29″
Orbital Rotation90/45 (overcast) degrees90/60 (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 Features3DNetwork Capable (Windows), Remote Control Diagnostic, Virtual Collimator, Adjustable Low Dose Mode
StorageMax 55,000 images4~5 Million images
OutputDVD, USB, 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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Hi! only to say that Ziehm Vario systems are no longer produced by Ziehm since some years ago.
For motorized (and 3D) systems they have the Ziehm RFD Hybrid Edition (or RFD 3D), with 25 kW or 30 kW