Each year thousands of C-arm buyers from around the world seek out our help and advice when planning their next C-arm project. We've found there is a set of core questions and concerns common to most of them. Because these questions are extremely important to consider before planning your C-arm project, we've curated this collection of the quick-link resources that can help you navigate your own c-arm project with ease and efficiency. To make it even easier, we've included a downloadable checklist to help you make sure you don't miss a step.
Select Your C-Arm
The first step in the C-arm purchasing process is finding out which system will best suit the needs of your facility. What types of procedures do you plan to do most often? What type of patients do you plan to serve? The handful of articles below address some general tech concerns and point out a few of the most popular models you're likely to come across as you shop.
Once you have an idea of which system will fit your needs, your next step is to build an expectation of what the cost will be. These articles share current average pricing for C-arm systems currently found on the refurbished market.
Before you begin to spend your budget with someone, make sure your prospective vendor is reputable and provides a quality product. Here are some big points that, with a little consideration, can help you identify potential "red flags" from your vendor.
While C-arms require far less building planning than a modality like CT or MRI, it still pays to be certain that you have enough space. You may not need to take any action on the points addressed below, but they bear at least looking into.
Once your system is up and running, it will be subject to the wear and tear that come with repeated use. To avoid downtime and the costs that go with it, we recommend choosing some form of service to protect the investment you've made. This article will help you vet a service provider for ongoing care of your C-arm.
Ultimately, a quality C-arm provider can, and will, work alongside you throughout your project. Even so, the more you know in advance, the better prepared you'll be to choose the best system, the best provider, and the best service to build your facility a better C-arm experience.
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Click on the screenshot below for a quick-link PDF of the checklist and use the check boxes to mark your place.
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Once you get read up, our team is ready to help you take the next steps. You can contact us with any other questions you might have or use the button below to tell us about your specific project.
Chris Sharrock is the Vice President of Healthcare Solutions at Block Imaging. Each day Chris sets out to provide the best equipment, parts, and service solutions for healthcare facilities across the world. Outside of work Chris enjoys playing in a band, and spending time at the lake with his family.