C-Arm Size Comparison Guide

After you've made some C-arm decisions about image intensifier size, software packages, generator power, and price, you may also need to consider how much C-arm your facility (and your team) can handle, that is- what C-arm footprint is best for the room you have and the maneuverability you need?

Below is a comparison of ten models of full size C-arms in their standard configurations. The systems include larger C-arms like the Siemens Avantic and the OEC 9800 and more compact models like the Philips Pulsera and the Siemens Compact L.

Large C-arms

  Siemens Avantic Siemens Orbic OEC 9800 (9 inch) OEC 9900 (9 inch)
C-arm Size 33.5" W x 77.6" L 31.5" W x 90" L 33.2" W x 75.9"L 33.5" W x 77.8" L
Cart Size 33.5" W x 27.6" D 33.5" W x 27.6" D 27" W x 27" D 35.5" W x 27.3" D


Compact C-arms

  Philips Pulsera Siemens Compact L Siemens Varic Philips Libra Genoray Z7 Ziehm Solo
C-arm Size 32" W x 77.1"L 31.5" W x 74"L 32" W x 74" L 35" W x 71.4"L 30.7"W x 75.8"L 31.5" W x 68"L
Cart Size 27.5" W x 27.5"D 35" W x 27.6"D 33.5"W x 31.5"D 31.5" W x 31.5"D 27.25" W x 27.25"D Monitor is attached


Keep in mind that some C-Arm needs can't be met by compact models. If you're going to need a 12" image intensifier or a generator strong enough for bariatrics, for example, you'll probably need to turn to a model like those in the "large" tier.

If your needs will be more along the standard lines (orthopedics, basic surgery, pain management), however, a compact model could be a good fit.

If you have more questions about selecting the best C-arm for your facility, contact us, we're ready to offer C-Arm guidance.

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Chris Sharrock

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.