MOBILE C-ARMS COMPARISON CHART: OEC Elite 9900 Vascular vs. Ziehm Vision RFD


Match Up: OEC Elite 9900 Vascular vs. Ziehm Vision RFD

C-Arm Model > OEC Elite 9900 Vascular > Ziehm Vision RFD
Company GE Healthcare Ziehm Imaging
Used for Interventional fluoroscopic imaging Fluoroscopy
Noteworthy feature(s) Advanced vascular I.Q. w/MTS, low dose Liquid cooling; 7.5 or 20 kW generator; SmartVascular
Dose reduction features Low dose, pulse, laser aimer Low dose & pulsing generator
Maximum output @ 120VAC 75 mA @ 120 kVp 40 – 120 kV 75/ 200 mA
Maximum output @ 220VAC 75 mA @ 120 kVp 40 – 120 kV 75/ 200 mA
Heat capacity 300,000 5,000,000 HU
Cooling, HU/min. 85,000 100,800
Cooling system/features Passive cooling Active liquid cooling
Focal spot size, mm 0.3 – 0.6 Dual focus: 0.3 / 0.6
Radiographic mode 0.3 – 0.6 0.6
Fluoroscopic mode 0.3 0.3 / 0.6
Tube power rating,
kW @ 100 kVp
15 40 – 120 kV
Type High-frequency, 60kHz Varian Monoblock
Power rating, kW@100kVp 15 40 – 120 kV
kV range 50 – 120 40 – 120
mA range Up to 75 75 / 200
mAs range Up to 300 N/A
Exposure time, sec. 0.1 – 4 , automatic
computer control
kV range 40 – 120 40 – 120
mA 0.2 – 10 7.5kW: 1.5-75; 20kW: 1.5-200
Pulsed fluoroscopy Yes Yes
Pulses per sec. 1,2,4,8,15 / 30 DC 1 – 25
ABS control kVp, mA, camera gain kV, mA, gain, black level,
TV iris, dual histogram multiregion control
Snapshot mode Yes Yes
Cine 30 FPS 25 FPS
Diameter, cm (in.) 23/15/11 (9/6/4.5) or
31/23/15 (12/9/6)
Amorphous Silicon TFD detector 30cm x 30cm

OEC 9900 Elite
Ziehm Vision RFD

The Bottom Line: Both the OEC 9900 and Ziehm Vision can serve all your fluoroscopic VASCULAR needs. However, the Vision does offer a higher heat capacity tube along with a higher kW generator. The OEC 9900 offers a 30fps vascular package compared to Ziehm’s 25 fps. The main difference between these two units is the Image Intensifier. The Ziehm system is using a direct digital plate that allows higher resolution and immediate image transfer. Even though this is a great feature that has revolutionized the C-Arm industry. It also adds additional costs for maintenance and service. The plates used can be very expensive and will be difficult to locate on the used market. Pricing for the systems are pretty much the same however x-ray parts seem to be more readily available for the OEC 9900.

Amber Diagnostics has proudly served the healthcare community for over 25 years, offering quality refurbishment and custom warranty plans. If you need more information on the OEC 9900 or Ziehm Vision Vascular C-Arms, please feel free to contact us to learn more.

Posted by:
John (JB) Brant
Sales Manager

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