Quality Images and Clinic Productivity  MD Buyline, a consumer education website and publication has been a  long time recognized and top rated independent health care research company.  Buyline has rated OEC’s products as ranking as the top C-Arms in the industry for USER SATISFACTION.  GE has consistently received  top scores competitively in this category due to equipment such as the OEC 9800 Plus.  In particular, GE prides itself on their unique technological (Proprietary Imaging I.Q. and rightly so)  imaging capability.  Not just a dependable image but an outstanding image and all with less training time for the operator.  What makes the OEC 9800 Plus c-arm so special in terms of usability?   

Intelligence in imaging is a claim not lightly made, here.  The  9800 Plus in particular has shown that it can assist even an inexperienced technician to calculate with greater speed and accuracy for a truly advanced outcome.  The 9800 Plus’ Proprietary Imaging system does half the work of focusing and cleaning up images before the technician even lifts a finger. Efficiency like this plays a key role in the turnaround time and overall scheduling outcome.  Very simply more and better images eventually pays back on an investment such as that needed for one of these machines.  No manual adjustments are needed.  The images almost “take themselves on the 9800 Plus!  It starts with the easy to use control system that cuts training time and costs to the bone.  And that is a lot of justification for the price over the long haul.  Additionally the power of the OEC 9800 Plus and the flexibility allows for imaging of very dense subjectsOEC calls it the “Smart Window”.   

Recognized as the top of the game in quality and creating a new standard for concise controlled  imaging OEC promises value that you can see.  Basically the average image a technician is working with upon first glance is a slightly grainy and somewhat distorted scan that takes a lot of expertise and a good dollop of time to discern, trim and focus in on.  The operator’s level of expertise can make or break the value and usefulness of this image.  OEC has created an initial viewing window that samples the image in a more clear fashion and gives the operator a collimator positioning tool which assists as technician determines  from which vantage to extrapolate new images.  

The window does the work, adjusting for brightness, leveling out the contrasts in the image and offering a dual -leaf tungsten collimator that gives maximum control in framing an image. “Auto Track Function How the OEC 9800 Plus Cuts Training Time and Costs.  So, have we mentioned Plug and Play and Point and Shoot and how these impact fluro applications with the 9800+?  Basically the sample window can auto-detect the most efficient image  and choose the correct imaging technique for each case that comes under the cam.  Auto-correct springs into action if/when the subject moves saving imaging time and keeping technicians thankful and sane.  Reductions of blurring, dark images and burned out images means you don’t waste time or reproductions.  Lower doses of radiation are guaranteed when fewer images are needed, good for patient and technician.  Easily print down easy to read charts with dose indicators following any scan. 

The built in DICOM connectivity of this machine can interface easily into a hospital system or clinic database to improve patient information management. It can also send images to networks, laser cameras, printers or archives. C-view’s trademarked software allows images to be viewed from any P/C as well.   On site creation of DVD’s ,CD’s, streaming video, and disk copies further saves time and money. More than 700 images may be added to one CD.  Enhanced patient confidentiality, so important these days, is guaranteed when you use OEC’s new HIjAA SECUREView features on the workstation allowing blank screen, erase screen and library archive with a single keyboard button.