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OEC 9900

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The GE OEC 9900 first launched in 2006, and continuously introduced upgrade models such as the GE OEC 9900 Elite and OEC Elite with slight facelift and user interface upgrades. Although in 2017, GE cleared 510(k) for her new CMOS Flat Detector incorporated the GE OEC Elite CFD as a premium grade C-ARM system, the GE OEC 9900 with a 1k x 1k CCD camera and a traditional image intensifier type is still importantly positioned as a key C-ARM product in the GE C-ARM line-up.
The GE OEC 9900 is popular due to its extended clinical support – GSP (General Surgical Package), ESP (Extended Surgical Package, Vascular Package with 4/8/15/30 Frames per Second (FPS), Neurovascular Package, and Cardiac Package. Most packages are not standard, but optional. Cost of package varies. The GE OEC C-ARM series has similar clinical packages, so the learning curve is shorter if a user gets used to one of the GE OEC C-ARM series.

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Imaging Mode

• Fluoroscopy Mode

– Focal spot: 0.3 mm
– kVp range: 40 – 120 kVp
– mA range: 0.2 – 10 mA normal mode
– mA range: 1.0 – 20 mA continuous fluoro boost mode
– Auto and manual modes
– Continuous, one-shot or pulsed operation
– AutoTrack ABS varies mA, kVp and camera gain
– User specific ABS tables

• Pulsed Fluoroscopy Mode

– Focal spot: 0.3 mm
– kVp range: 40 – 120 kVp
– mA range: 0.2 – 10.0 mA
– Pulse rate: 1, 2, 4, or 8 pulses per second
– Pulse width: 25 or 50 milliseconds
– Computer controlled ABS, mA, kVp and camera gain
– Reduces X-ray dose to patient and operator

• High Level Pulsed Fluoro (optional)

– Focal spot: 0.3 mm
– kVp range: 40 – 120 kVp
– mA range: 0.2 – 40.0 mA
– Pulse rate: 1, 2, 4, or 8 pulses per second
– Pulse width: 25 or 50 milliseconds
– Computer controlled ABS, mA, kVp and camera gain

• Digital Spot Mode (optional)

– Standard with the Expanded Surgical Platform (ESP)
– Enhanced digital fluorographic oneshot with 12 mA boost
– Automatically terminates exposure and stores enhanced image to storage archival disk
– kVp range: 40 – 120 kVp
– mA range: Up to 75 mA

• Radiographic Mode

– Focal spot: 0.3 mm or 0.6 mm
– Focal spot automatically selected
– 0.3 mm – mAs range: 1 – 100 mAs
– 0.6 mm – mAs range: 110 – 300 mAs
– kVp range: 50 – 120 kVp
– Optional film cassette holder
– 10″ x 12″ (24cm x 30cm) for 9″ I.I.
– 14″ x 14″ (35cm x 35 cm) for 12″ I.I.

Acquisition & Optimization

• Video Camera

– High resolution CCD camera
– Full frame capture
– 360° motorized rotation
– On-screen orientation indicator (realtime feedback without fluoro)
– Left-right image reversal
– Top-bottom image reversal
– Negative mode
– Video signal: Standard RS 170A 60 Hz, 525 lines
– Aspect ratio: 4:3
– Computer controlled features:
– Gain, Blanking, Camera iris

• Image Intensifier

– 9″ Image Intensifier
– Tri-mode 9″/6″/4.5″ (23cm/15cm/11cm) image intensifier
– 12″ Image Intensifier
– Tri-mode 12″/9″/6″ (31cm/23cm/15cm) image intensifier

• Image Optimization

– AutoTrack ABS(Automatic Brightness Stabilization
– Smart Window
– Smart Metal
– Tungsten Collimator

Clinical Software Options

• GSP – General Surgical Package
• ESP – Expanded Surgical Package (optional 8 Frames Per Sec)
• Vascular Package ( 8/15 Frames Per Sec)
• Neuro Vascular Package (30 Frames Per Sec) – with MTS(Motion Tolerant Subtraction)
• Cardiac Package (30 Frames Per Sec)

Dimension

• C-Arm(9″ I.I.) Dimensions:

– Height: 69.7 in (1770 mm)
– Width: 33.5 in (851 mm)
– Length: 78 in (1994 mm)
– Weight: 610 lbs (277kg)

• Workstation Dimensions:

– Height: 64.25 in (1632 mm)
– Width: 27.25 in (692 mm)
– Depth: 27.25 in (692 mm)
– Weight: 450lbs (204kg)

Additional Features

• User Interface

– Entire system is computer controlled and software upgradeable
– Touchscreen control available
– Multi-functional controls
– Footswitch, IR remote (Optional), Hand-hel control
– Multi-purpose image directory
– Retrieve and review images
– Compose hardcopy films
– Copy images
– X-ray dose summary

• Hardcopy Options

– Integrated film/paper printer
– No film developing required
– 8″ x10″ (20.3cm x 25.5cm) laser quality film/paper
– Thermal printers
– Integrated DICOM 3.0 Interface (storage class/print class/query work-list)
– Laser aiming device (optional)

FAQ

AutoTrak is the function that automatically seeks the subject anatomy anywhere within the imaging field and selects optimal imaging. It automatically adjusts to anatomical size and location.

Automatic Brightness Stabilization (ABS) is the function that provides uniform image quality throughout the entire image. Unlike a CFD C-ARM, an II type C-ARM by nature has imaging distortion and brightness uniformity issues. These problems worsen it gets closer to the edge.
Smart Window is the function that dynamically senses the collimator position and automatically adjusts brightness and contrast to produce high image quality.

Smart Metal is the function that allow users to adjust automatic brightness and contrast sensitivity levels when metal is introduced to the field.

Tungsten Collimator is the function that denser collimator limits X-ray exposure area to reduce scatter radiation, which improves image detail.

• Generator

– 60kHZ high frequency
– 15kW power
– Up to 120kVp
– Up to 75mA for radiographic film exposure
– Continuous high level fluoro (HLF) up to 20mA
– Digital spot up to 75mA
– Digital cine pulse
– 15 pulses per second, 60 Hz
– 12 pulses per second, 50 Hz
– Up to 150mA
– 10ms pulse width
– Full power from standard wall outlet
– Pateneted battery buffered design

• X-RAY Tube

– Rotating anode X-ray tube
– 0.3 and 0.6 nominal focal spots
– Anode heat capacity: 300,000 HU
– Anode cooling rate: 85,000 HU/min
– Housing heat capacity: 1,600,000 HU
– 9″ (23cm) Standard C-arm housing cooling rate 15,000 HU/min
– 9″ (23cm) Super C-arm and 12″ (31cm) standard C-arm housing cooling rate 22,500 HU/min
– 9″ (23cm) Cardiac Super C-arm and motorized(MD) C-arm housing cooling rate 31,000 HU/min

• Collimator

– On-screen collimator position indication
– PreView™ iris collimator
– PreView™ Tungsten rotatable double leaf collimator
– Adjusts collimators without X-ray exposure

The GE OEC 9900 first launched in 2006, and continuously introduced upgrade models such as the GE OEC 9900 Elite and OEC Elite with slight facelift and user interface upgrades. Although in 2017, GE cleared 510(k) for her new CMOS Flat Detector incorporated the GE OEC Elite CFD as a premium grade C-ARM system, the GE OEC 9900 with a 1k x 1k CCD camera and a traditional image intensifier type is still importantly positioned as a key C-ARM product in the GE C-ARM line-up.
The GE OEC 9900 is popular due to its extended clinical support – GSP (General Surgical Package), ESP (Extended Surgical Package, Vascular Package with 4/8/15/30 Frames per Second (FPS), Neurovascular Package, and Cardiac Package. Most packages are not standard, but optional. Cost of package varies. The GE OEC C-ARM series has similar clinical packages, so the learning curve is shorter if a user gets used to one of the GE OEC C-ARM series.

The GE OEC 9900 offers 9″ or 12″ image intensifiers, a 15kW rotating anode X-ray tube, a passive tube cooling system, a smaller focal spot, large tube capacity up to 300,000HU, faster cooling rate of 85,000HU/min, and 8 pulses per second available on pulsed fluoroscopic mode. In terms of features and system capacity, between the OEC 9900 and OEC 9800 (Plus), the GE OEC 9900 has dual, 18″ flat plat monitor and an articulating arm that allows the operator to position the monitor to see image captures without viewing angle limitation. In addition, GE OEC 9900 added features includes HIPAA secure view and USB/DVD storage (both GE OEC 9800 and OEC 9900 come with DICOM, which can be connected to a PACS system. The image capacity on the GE OEC 9900 GSP package and the GE OEC 9900 ESP package is 63 and 1,000 respectively. Includes pre-set image profiles for each configuration, increased onboard static image storage, and improved software features for vascular work.

The GE OEC 9900 is a old platform, but its user interface and imaging options are similar to the most recent model, the GE OEC 9900 Elite, except for the preview LCD monitor on workstation. Also, the GE OEC 9900 provides the similar features on other GE OEC series such as Auto Track, Automatic Brightness Stabilization (ABS), Smart Window, Smart Metal, Tungsten Collimator, battery buffered technology working like an UPS (Universal Power Supply), and optional Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) upon applicable clinical package selection. The GE OEC 9900 collimator enables adjustment of collimators without X-ray exposure, while reviewing target images on Preview mode with features of Preview iris collimator, and PreView Tungsten rotatable double leaf collimator.

Year Launched

2006

Video Camera

CCD

Image intensified

Image Intensifier

Size of II or FPD

9" or 12"

Generator Power Rating

15kW

Anode Maximum Output

75mA

Anode Heat Capacity

300,000 HU

Anode Cooling Rate

85,000 HU/min

X-ray tube

Rotating anode

Generator Cooling System

No

Pulsed Fluoscopic Mode(mA range)

0.2 – 10mA

Pulsed Fluoscopic Mode(Pulses per sec)

1, 2, 4, & 8

Display Monitor

Dual 18" LCD on articularing arm

Monitor Resolution

1,280 * 1,024

Touch screen

No, old, outdated keyboard type

DICOM Connectivity

DICOM 3.0

Storage Capacity

63 images(External capture device)

USB

Yes

Battery

Yes

AutoTrak

Yes

Auto Brightness

Auto Brightness Stability

Auto Collimation

No, PreView iris collimator

Motion Correction

No

DSA

No

SID

39.4"(1,000 mm)

Free space in arc

31.5"(800 mm)

Orbital Rotation

115°

The GE OEC 9900 in the current refurbished market is more or less 10-years old. Due to the high price position of the new OEC Elite and OEC Elite CFD series (around 200,000 US dollars), refurbished about 10 years ago, GE OEC 9900 systems are popular, but not as popular as the refurbished GE OEC 9800. They are sold between 120,000 and 150,000 US dollars depending on options and parties; whether refurbished by GE itself or a third party ISO (Independent Service Organizations). However, the price of parts and repair is still very expensive and it is difficult to get parts to reduce the system down time.

The GE OEC 9900 and OEC 9800 are very similar in features and performance. A few added features and an articulating flat panel monitor of the GE OEC 9900 are difficult to justify such a high additional cost than the OEC 9800. Hundreds units of the refurbished OEC 9800 are sold in the USA every year, so customers have more alternatives to find a place to repair and find a part for the GE OEC 9800, rather than the GE OEC 9900. However, more than 10 years of pre-owned medical equipment in tough clinical environments may have higher risks of problems on mechanical parts and lowered functionality on X-ray tubes and other generator and power supplies. Unless it’s covered by expensive warranty through GE or ISO (Independent Service Organizations), the cost of repair will be extremely high.

One of major strengths of having the GE OEC 9900 is that this system is clinically proven to provide extended imaging modes (Fluoro Mode, Pulsed Fluoro Mode, High Level Pulsed Fluoro, Digital Cine Pulse Mode, Digital Spot Mode, and Radiographic Mode) and clinical packages like current, top-selling C-ARM systems competitors. The 15kW generator power is well accepted and not limited in most examinations. Its rotating X-ray tube makes the system last long enough to perform complicated neurovascular and cardiac procedures as well. Additional complements of the GE OEC 9900 is that the mechanical apparatus is known to be durable, so that a 10 year-old refurbished system is still usable. Positioning of the system is relatively easy with smooth maneuverability and wheeling, but its 115° limited orbital rotation often gives operational inconvenience, which can significantly disturb a smooth operation procedure.

In conclusion, the GE OEC 9900 is a superior system, but difficult to justify the price difference against the GE OEC 9800, which almost has the same functionality and size. The GE OEC 9900 and other OEC series are durable, but most pre-owned systems in the market are more than 10 years old. Generally, refurbished OEC series are offered with a limited warranty of one year or no warranty at all. If a customer wants to purchase a C-ARM for next 5 to 10 years, the customer must consider the maintenance cost and parts scarcity within 1 to 2 years. A very limited number of people still have a CRT monitor TV or a 2G flip phone; however, a large portion of physicians still buy pre-owned C-ARMs since an up-to-date and fully digital interface C-ARM is still too expensive. Considering this background, what if there is a brand-new CFD C-ARM with 2 to 5 years warranty, proven durability and quality in more than 300 clinical sites in the USA, and is inexpensive compared to the refurbished GE OEC 9900 – don’t we need to consider the brand-new, affordable CFD C-ARM as your system for next 10 years?