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OEC Brivo Plus C-Arm, OEC 9800 or OEC 9900: Which is Right for You?

Posted by Alex Silbergleit on Wed, Aug 13, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

The OEC 9900 is the latest and greatest OEC currently on the market—and being such, it can be a costly purchase for a healthcare facility. Many clinics, hospitals and practices are considering a more affordable solution: the OEC Brivo C-Arm.

Brivo-98-99 C-arms

The OEC Brivo Plus C-Arm is a budget device that’s used for basic intra-surgical imaging. It delivers an intuitive workflow, wireless connectivity, and Advanced Clear Intelligence imaging. It’s ideal for surgery centers that need a simple “point and shoot” C-Arm for everyday applications.  The OEC Brivo C-Arm features include:

  • Proven and familiar OEC interface for confident operation
  • Automated features, including true point-and-shoot capability to help improve productivity
  • It’s small and maneuverable, thanks to advancements in steering and construction
  • It includes SMART options – SmartMetal, AutoTrak and AutoWindow to help perfect your technique in more challenging situations
  • Low dose features help you get the right image at the right dose
  • It delivers 1k x 1k high resolution imaging technology from a fully digital image processing system
  • A 9” Image Intensifier provides high spatial resolution
  • A Carbon fiber grid reduces scatter radiation effect, while improving image detail
  • The touch screen user interface can reduce procedure time and improve efficiency
  • It provides advanced connectivity, with wireless DICOM and MPPS

While the OEC Brivo is a high quality C-Arm, you won’t get the full library of features that the OEC 9900 delivers, and it can’t be used as strenuously as the OEC 9900. It’s also slightly smaller in size. However, it can be an ideal solution for surgery centers that don’t use it all day, every day. It also requires less space than a large C-Arm.

Physical Specifications of OEC Brivo Plus C-Arm 


System length             71.3 in (181 cm)        

System height             69 in (175 cm)           

System width 30 in (76 cm)


Height                        65.8 in (167 cm)         

Width                        35 in (89 cm)  

Depth                        24.7 in (63 cm)           

The Benefits of a Refurbished OEC 9800 C-Arm

Another alternative to the OEC 9900 is a refurbished OEC 9800 C-Arm. It delivers superb image quality and is a real workhorse. You can depend on it every hour, every day and every year. It’s 15kW rotating anode X-ray tube, tube cooling system and small socal spot enables dense anatomy penetration with ease. The proven design facilitates longer fluoro ontime, so you can get a great image in almost any situation.

  • It’s designed to deliver more consistent uptime with its high performance rotating anode and patented battery buffer technology
  • Durable 9800 C-Arms have withstood the punishment of wheeling, propping, positioning and cleaning for more than 10 years.

The most significant difference between the OEC 9900 and OEC 9800 C-Arm is the fact that the OEC 9900 has flat screen monitors and a swivel arm that allows you to position the monitors to face you, no matter where you are in the room. From a functionality and feature standpoint, differences are marginal and don’t justify the price difference between the two.

Physical Specifications of OEC 9800 C-Arm

9", 12” or Super C Image Intensifier


System length 75.9" (193cm)

System height 69.8" (177cm)

System width 33" (84cm)


Height 64" (163cm)

Width 27" (69cm)

Depth 27" (69cm)

To find out which solution is the best fit for your practice or facility, it’s worth the time to talk to an expert, like those at Atlantis Worldwide. Please contact Alex Silbergleit at 212-366-9100 or email for more information.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, Medical Imaging Comparisons, C-Arm