SiemensSharp Medical refurbishes Siemens Mobile C-Arms back to factory standards, and tests all equipment to make sure it meets all manufacturer criteria and specifications.


Siemens Cios Alpha

Siemens Cios AlphaWhether being used to check the anatomical details such as blood vessels, bones and kidney stones or the position of the implants or instruments, Cios Alpha has helped address critical procedures with superior efficiency and accuracy. The device, with its Full View Technology, provides high-resolution, distortion-free images in real time and allows the physician to have greater image coverage even when rotated. With its ergonomic design and intelligent features, Cios Alpha fits into your intraoperative imaging needs seamlessly.

The crème de la crème of mobile C-arms, Cios Alpha delivers exceptional prowess when it comes to image quality. With its 30 cm x 30 cm (12” x 12”), 1.5K x 1.5K flat detector, the device provides a larger field of view with excellent spatial resolution and dynamic range. This helps the doctor differentiate between tissues and the surrounding areas.

Cios Alpha comes with two state-of-the-art medical monitors. These informative displays come with high-resolution, high-contrast TFT panels which offer better color reproduction, better readability and exceptional color stability even at extreme viewing angles. The Enhanced Acquisition System (EASY) reads the full image matrix on the monitors and adjusts the brightness, contrast and dosage accordingly. The monitors are adjustable both horizontally and vertically and can also be rotated in 180° fashion to suit the requirements. The device also has a monitor out function so that it can be wall-mounted for better visibility.

Apart from reproducing true-to-life colors on its monitors, Cios Alpha has special features in its arsenal to reduce the dosage content. Its FD technology along with advanced series-processing algorithms and specifically optimized organ programs help contain the dose and increase the image quality. Also, Cios Alpha’s unique single-touch positioning function eliminates the need for multiple trial and error exposures when returning the detector to a previous projection.

With its 25 kW high power generator, Cios Alpha boasts of a huge power reserve which helps it to deliver razor-sharp, crisp images in all situations. Its sophisticated cooling system comes with an advanced tube design with rotating anode. This intelligent cooling system keeps overheating at bay by efficiently manging the dissipation of heat. The device also has an Energy Storage Unit (ESU) which channelizes the energy according to the requirements. So, in case of higher penetration, the energy storage unit opens its gates for greater flow of power.

Superior ergonomics and flexibility is what defines Cios Alpha in a nutshell. The device allows you to control it right from the monitor cart. The interface on the cart offers a plethora of functions, from positioning the collimator to controlling the brakes. It helps working with the device a breeze and lets you to concentrate on the patient.

Whatever your surgical discipline, Cios Alpha covers the imaging needs of clinical needs including vascular and cardiac surgery, gastroenterology, urology, trauma and spine surgery. Investing in Cios Alpha can give you a high “bang for your buck.” With its effortless operability, one-of-a-kind features and pioneering technical prowess, it is a breath of fresh air and can make a surgeon’s work more efficient and easy.

Manufacturer’s Brochure – Siemens Cios Alpha Brochure

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Siemens Arcadis Orbic 3D C-Arm

siemens-arcadis-orbic-3d-c-arm-250wFor a great many professionals in the field of fluoroscopy, a refurbished Siemens Arcadis Orbic 3D C-Arm stands as one of the most desirable pieces of equipment on the market. This stands to reason when you consider the greater level of flexibility that the Siemens Arcadis Orbic 3D offers when compared to other tools on the market today.

Though it is large when compared to some models, its ability to gather the pertinent information that physicians require is nothing short of legendary. Professionals swear by its user friendly workflow, and the excellence it provides in imaging.

A refurb Siemens Arcadis Orbic 3D C-arm provides your physicians with the ability to view the problem areas as if in real time even after the patient is gone by compiling the data and generating the 3 dimensional map image of the scanned area. This does wonders in keeping dose to an absolute minimum due to the fact that the patient does not need to be present for in depth exploration of the condition. This also helps reduce the possibility of complication, as the physician is able to operate with a full understanding of every angle before the procedure begins.

Because of the reduced cost of refurbished C-Arms, you can expect to capitalize on the investment made in the equipment much sooner than if you had purchased it new. We understand that when it comes to medical equipment it is extremely important to know that the every dollar spent has the potential to return as profit.

At Sharp Medical, we know that the situation of every facility is different. Space restrictions can have a profound impact on which models are available. Similarly, it is extremely important to make sure that the features of the C-Arm are up to snuff and able to consistently perform.

The ability to make sure that your patients receive the care they need is paramount to maximizing confidence in your physicians and the facility at large. Our staff is highly experienced in the C-Arm industry and more than qualified to go over the specific needs and goals of your situation. We suggest taking the time to do some preliminary research, gather your questions and take advantage of our knowledgeable, friendly staff.

Our goal is to provide our customers with the equipment they need to provide their patients with the best care possible without overstepping budget. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding any model that catches your fancy. We will be sure to keep you well aware of their strong points, as well as potential downfalls.

Manufacturer’s Brochure – siemens-arcadis-orbic-3d-c-arm-brochure.pdf

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Siemens Arcadis Orbic C-Arm


For a great many professionals in the interventional pain management field, a model that represents true innovation is the Siemens Arcadis Orbic. Refurbished models allow access to the feature rich design and maximize the investment that this equipment represents. Perhaps the central reason behind the success and proliferation of this model around the world is its Isocentric design which places it ahead of the curve in terms of usability and efficiency.

Refurbished Siemens Arcadis Orbic C-Arm is often a clear choice for anyone who requires equipment in the fields of Trauma, Pain Management and Spine Surgery. Isocentric design makes controlling the parameter of Source to Isocenter Distance is often very important in achieving the best quality image while keeping patient exposure to the absolute minimum. In fact, this is precisely what the Siemens Arcadis Orbic C-arm was designed to do.

By approaching the design from the perspective of time and dose saving features, Siemans has created a C-arm solution many facilities rely on to make the most of the equipment and the investment it represents.

190 degree orbital rotation virtually eliminates the need for readjustments and provides nearly unlimited projection possibilities. Combining this with intelligent color coding makes the initial adjustment faster and more precise. A multifunction footswitch allows technicians to control operating modes and enable image storage outside of the sterile field.

In addition to the two 19” high contrast, high brightness monitors, a “monitor out” interface enables the connection of additional screens for greater flexibility. Extensive options in post processing archiving and documentation are yet another boon that the Siemans Arcadis Orbic provides; these include DICOM, CD, DVD, USB capabilities.

One of the design goals of this equipment was to improve the clinical workflow. This was achieved through several features such as vertically and horizontally adjustable monitors which allow adaptation to specific needs. A lightweight design with centralized foot brake enables physicians to quickly move the equipment, lack it back into place and carry on with the procedure whenever necessary.

The dense feature listing and excellent adaptability, combined with the Isocentric design philosophy makes a refurbished Siemans Arcadis Orbic C-arm a fantastic choice for any facility. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions regarding this or any other equipment which catches your attention. We understand that every office has a different set of requirements for their equipment, and we want to help you make the choice which represents the best option in terms of technology, space restrictions and return investment.

Manufacturer’s Brochure – pdfsiemens-arcadis-orbic-c-arm-brochure.pdf1.69 MB

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Siemens Arcadis Avantic C-Arm

Siemens Arcadis Avantic C Arm 250wThis multipurpose C-Arm boasts generator performance of up to 25 kW with an industry leading 13″ image intensifier and superior image quality and offers user friendly connectivity, interfaces and operation, making it one of the most efficient c-arms to be found in vascular and orthopedic surgical settings. This machine will give you highly accurate functionality reports offering super diagnostics and patient education data.

The Avantic is a multipurpose high-end C-arm for a vast range of applications including cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, gastroenterology, orthopedics and many other fields of practice where high power and a large field of view are required.

Key Features:

  • Powerful performance – 25 kW generator with 250 mA max current
  • Large field of view with industry-leading 13” image intensifier
  • 2.6 Million Heat Unit Capacity – No worries of overheating in long cases
  • Rad Tech friendly with electro-magnetic locks & great counter-balance
  • 60,000 image storage onboard & CD, DVD, USB and DICOM transfer capability
  • Emotion onboard sound system – Keep the O/R rockin’!

Real World Comparison:
Arcadis Avantic vs. GE OEC 9800/9900

Arcadis Avantic GE OEC 9800/9900
Image Intensifier 13″ 12″
Generator Power 25kW 15kW
Max Power 250mA 150mA
Image Storage 60,000 1,000
Motorized Functions No Yes – Optional
Heat Capacity 2.6 million HU 1.6 million HU
Digital Image Rotation & Collimation Yes Yes
Dual Monitors with Articulating Arm No Yes
Software Ease of Use More Involved Straight Forward
Pricing of Used Systems Low/Mid High


On the face of it, the Siemens Avantic has better specs than the GE OEC 9800/9900 models. The reality is the 9800 and 9900 enjoy a huge market share advantage, which brings a user base very comfortable operating the OEC 9800 & 9900. The Rad Techs using the c arms in the operating room have probably trained on the 9800 & 9900 and have used them frequently. The Siemens Avantic only comes configured with the 13” image intensifier, so it competes with the 9800 and 9900 mostly in vascular procedures and some orthopedic cases, like hips. Vascular surgery requires more use of the systems software capabilities and this is where the familiarity with the 9800 and 9900 make an impact.

Overall value:

The Siemens Avantic is a real value on the aftermarket, you can realize a savings of up to 40-50% compared to the 9800, and considerably more on a 9900. If your team is up to the challenge of learning different buttonology, you will save enough to buy a new car! The Avantic is a sophisticated piece of technology produce by a leader in the imaging industry, Siemens Healthcare. You will be happy with the image quality and performance, if learning curve is acceptable.

Real World Comparison:
Arcadis Avantic vs. Philips Pulsera

Arcadis Avantic Philips Pulsera
Image Intensifier 13″ 12″
Generator Power 25kW 7.5kW
Max Power 250mA 75mA
Depth of “C” 29″ 24″
Image Storage 60,000 5,000
Motorized Functions No No
Heat Capacity 2.6 million HU 1.9 million HU
Digital Image Rotation & Collimation Yes Yes
Dual Monitors with Articulating Arm No No
Software Ease of Use More Involved More Involved
Pricing of Used Systems Low/Mid Low/Mid


The Siemens Avantic and the Philips Pulsera 12” are similar in some regards, but vary widely in others. They are both viable solutions for vascular and orthopedic applications, but the Arcadis Avantic is the stronger candidate for both. In the vascular arena, the Avantic offers considerably more power for challenging cases and a higher heat capacity if the procedure stretches into a marathon, an overheated tube makes for a bad day. On the orthopedic front, there is a critical dimension that haunts all Pulsera models, the depth of the c arm, or what we call “Immersion Depth.” Losing a valuable 5” of depth to Pulsera competitors, like the Avantic, maneuvering around a patient in the sterile field is much more  challenging. Not a deal breaker, but surgeons looking for more space prefer other options that the Pulsera.

Overall value:

The Siemens Avantic and the Philips Pulsera are real values on the aftermarket, you can realize a savings of up to 40-50% compared to the 9800, and considerably more on a 9900. If you are not dyed-in-wool OEC 9800 or 9900 user, the Avantic and Pulsera are great options. The Avantic and Pulsera represent a real opportunity to save money and are both quality devices produced by leading companies in the imaging industry. You will be happy with either c arm, as long as you understand there are a few differences worth noting.

Siemens Arcadis Avantic C-Arm Features:

  • Powerful performance with up to 25 kW
  • Large field of view by industry-leading 33 cm (13”) image intensifier
  • Brilliant 1K2 image quality
  • Optimized clinical workflow
  • Increased efficiency through user-friendly operation
  • syngo®-based – the unique software platform
  • Comprehensive connectivity and specialized interfaces

Easiest operation thanks to

  • Ergonomic and lightweight trolley design with a small footprint for superior maneuverability
  • Counterbalanced C-arm design with surpassing values in free space, immersion depth and overscan for superior patient access and positioning flexibility
  • Fast and precise positioning through electromagnetic brakes with intelligent color-coding
  • Adjustable control panel for all-in-one operation

Effortless positioning

  • Circular handle for easy and accurate C-arm positioning
  • A laser light localizer can be activated at the control panel and indicates the focus exactly with a reduction of fluoro time

Dose-saving features

  • An integrated laser light localizer, radiation free collimation and multi-level dose control are only a few of many dose reduction features
  • The detachable grid combined with a high resolution DAP (Dose Area Product) measuring chamber and an integrated copper filter open the path for pediatric surgery, where dose is most critical

Advanced footswitch operability

  • The multifunction footswitch as an alternative to the standard footswitch allows to control all operating modes and single image storage out of the sterile field

Remote control from within the sterile field

  • Remote user interface for control of all relevant C-arm functions from within the sterile field

Improved clinical workflow through user-friendly features and design

Ergonomic lightweight and compact trolley design for better maneuverability and less space requirement

  • Cable free rear side and 180° rotatable monitors for considerable reduction of the distance to the OR table
  • Vertically and horizontally adjustable monitors for adaption to application specific needs
  • Intelligent accessory and cable management such as integrated CD and pen box
  • Easy accessibility of all network and video interfaces for direct connections without any cable chaos
  • X-ray indicator on top of the monitors guarantees best visibility from all directions
  • Centralized footbrake for simplified and fast positioning
  • Foldable monitors for protection during transport and storage of the trolley

Uncompromising performance in visualization

  • Large 19″ high-brightness, high contrast TFT monitors
  • Extraordinarily wide viewing angle of 170° and a highly ergonomic mounting on the trolley
  • “Monitor out” interface for viewing on additional monitors

Maximum flexibility in data handling

  • Support of virtually all DICOM 3.0 functionalities (including DICOM Send/Receive, Storage Commitment, Print, Worklist, Query/Retrieve and MPPS)
  • Almost unlimited options for postprocessing, archiving and documentation (with CD, DVD in DICOM and with USB in DICOM and BMP format)

Enjoyable work throughout

  • EMotion – the integrated onboard sound system – supports a positive working atmosphere

An intelligent investment for years to come

  • SRS (Siemens Remote Services) for proactive monitoring and detection
  • Constructive improvements such as status visualization of the UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply)


Kevin Noone Compares the features of the Arcadis Avantic C-arm vs. the Varic C-arm

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Siemens Arcadis Varic C-Arm

siemens-arcadis-varic-c-arm-250wIn the field of C-Arm solutions, the ability to trust your equipments performance is easily one of the most important requirements. A refurbished Siemens Arcadis Varic C-Arm performs brilliantly in this regard. Because of its feature rich design and its ability to provide to the point solutions for operators, it confidently stands on its own merits and excellently designed features.

In many ways, the focus of Siemens Arcadis Varic rests on making the equipment easy to use, and creating a streamlined workflow for its operators. A Refurbed Siemens Varic C-Arm provides all the features that made the new model desirable to technicians at a price that fits the budget.

A lightweight system makes operation easier, while a separate viewing trolley allows for greater positioning options for the physician while operating is underway. Easily understood color coding on the arm itself makes adjustment of the arm itself quick and simple.  Because of its smaller footprint, you can find better uses for the space made available in the operating room. Superior mobility in the equipment makes the workflow easier, and can increase productivity of your staff.

A unique software platform allowed for Siemens to create a more effortless approach to the operation of the system.  While advanced footswitch operability allows control of operating modes and enables the control from outside the sterile field.

Dose reduction features abound in the Siemens Varic C-Arm, these include a laser light locator, multi level dose control as well as radiator free collimation to name only a few.

19 inch, foldable, High brightness, high contrast monitors make viewing easy on the eyes even from a distance. The suite of post processing options are nearly limitless, this includes CD, DVD, Dicom and USB. All of these things combined make a refurbished Siemens Arcadis Varic an attractive and intelligent investment which you can rely on for years into the future.

In order to help our customers make the right choice for their facility, we have make a habit of being highly knowledgeable in all the models that we provide. The ability to compare features and discuss possibilities in real time with an expert is just part of the process necessary to making the correct choice for your facility. We understand that any investment in C-Arm equipment is not made lightly. Expectations for returns must be calculated while keeping function, space requirements and dose levels in balance.
We invite you to contact us with any questions you may have, our staff will make sure that you have the knowledge you need to make the best decision that fits your requirements. 

Manufacturer’s Brochure – pdfsiemens-arcadis-varic-c-arm-brochure.pdf1.14 MB

Kevin Noone Demonstrates The Significant Features of the the Arcadis Varic C-arm

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Siemens Siremobil Compact L C-Arm


In the case of a Refurbished Siemens Siremobil Compact L C-Arm, your facility will be glad to see this extremely compact piece of machinery; which pulls more than its own weight in the Operating Theater.

Especially as a refurb, Siemens Siremobil C-Arms are perfect for the facility with a few key things in mind; the idea that equipment size does not belie its functionality, and ease of workflow take center stage with this equipment. It is a well-known fact that space extra space in the work area makes a huge difference in the efficiency of operators as well as offering greater options in the positioning of the C-arm Itself. By minimizing the size of the equipment, physicians are able to quickly make the necessary adjustments to collect the information they need.

Beyond its extreme mobility due to its size, Refurbished Siremobil Compact L C-Arms come standard with an Optimized workflow interface which allows the operator to register patients in its system and document images. Because this is a windows based system, it is intrinsically familiar to the vast majority of operators and extremely easy to use.

For facilities that require something a little more from their Fluoroscopy Equipment, the Siemens Siremobil C-Arm becomes an extremely attractive choice due to its performance abilities in extended fluoro times. Over 50 minutes of continuous fluoro times allow for more complex procedures like placing a pacemaker, while still maintaining the lowest dose.

With a Siemens Siremobile Compact C-Arm, a smaller footprint does not mean compromises in image quality or storage. Two High-Resolution TFT Monitors allows for superior mobility of the trolley and quick adjustments by operators to ensure that nothing is missed. The Standard package allows for 200 images to be stored, with options to upgrade to either 2 thousand or a whopping 5 thousand images.

This is a just scratching the surface of the extremely rich feature list of the Siemens Siremobil Compact C-arm. We at Sharp Medical understand very well that the process of choosing the correct C-Arm equipment for your facility can seem like a difficult task. This is why our experts are on hand to help you through the process of feature comparisons, as well as calculating investment returns for your business. We take great pride in helping our customers through every step of the process, Contact us today for any clarification you may require on any of the models, we’ll make sure everything remains focused and transparent.

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