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C-Arm Image Intensifiers: Which Is Best For You? 9″ vs. 12″ Showdown

On the surface there doesn’t appear to be that much of a difference between 9″ and 12″ c-arm image intensifiers, but as we know too well that usually isn’t the case. Let’s compare the two types below for a face off.

What type of studies will you be performing?

If you perform vascular studies, the 12” c-arm image intensifier will be your new best friend, since it is primarily used in that role. There are 3 extra inches of diameter you can put to use in seeing detailed anatomy and doing run-offs, for example. This would be impossible on a 9” unit. Most 12” used or refurbished c-arm image intensifiers offered today come with vascular capabilities, since it is such a draw. 12” image intensifiers also work incredibly well with neurovascular and orthopedics studies.

If you’re more of a cardiac or general surgery type of facility, the 9” may be your go-to. 9” c-arm image intensifiers also work well with orthopedics, pain management, pacemaker placement, and sports medicine.

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