The first question everyone wants to know is what is the price difference between GE OEC C-Arms and Philips Pulsera C-Arms. GE OEC is more expensive – this is a definitive fact of the world we live in, like the earth being round.
Both Philips and GE OEC are great C-Arms. However our customers have overwhelmingly preferred the GE OEC brand over any other manufacturer for the last twenty years. Over the years OEC has maintained approximately 70% market share in the C-Arm marketplace – this fact illustrates the popularity of OEC C-Arms over all of their competitors and influences all aspects of the buying of C-Arms.
Maintenance and Repair
Because of the huge market share of GE OEC products, it is much easier and less expensive to service and repair OEC C-Arms. There is an enormous supply of parts and many more qualified third party ISO (Independent Service Organizations) available to service OEC C-Arms. Philips C-Arms in particular may require proprietary software only available from Philips to service and repair certain aspects of the C-Arm.
Basically the OEC and the Philips C-Arms both function well and provide quality images and applications for your specific needs. Most customers are equally happy with either OEC or Philips C-Arms.
The Power of your C-Arm
Depending on the procedures you will be applying you might need a more powerful C-Arm.
Features Versus Costs
Essentially the main issue in selecting a GE OEC or Philips C-Arm is a price versus functionality and age decision. Because of the Philips Pulsera’s significantly lower prices, you can purchase a much newer C-Arm with newer features for the same or less money than the equivalently priced OEC C-Arm.
As you can see from our price chart:
Although most of our clients prefer OEC, Atlantis Worldwide does support and sell many different C-Arms from Siemens, Philips, GE, Genoray, Comed and Ziehm and all are excellent C-Arms and depending on what your procedures and budget are there is a C-Arm for you. We are C-Arm experts and can help you choose a great C-Arm for your facility. If you have a C-Arm now that you love we would like to hear about it too. Maybe our next blog can be about your experiences and what works well for you.
Please contact Alex Silbergleit if you would like more information on C-Arms at 212-366-9100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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