With the 9800 Plus you must assume that the “Plus” means that it includes something more than a standard 9800. Well, this is true. The 9800 Plus differs in a couple of ways: Age of The Unit, DICOM, Image Storage Capacity, and Software.
Age of The Models:
The 9800 Plus C-Arms are newer than most standard 9800 C-Arm systems. This is because the 9800 Plus models came out at the end of the 9800-model cycle. This is usually one of the reasons most people tend to desire the OEC 9800 Plus over the standard OEC 9800 C-Arm.
All of the 9800 Plus systems come with onboard DICOM. This onboard DICOM system is built into the monitor cart of the C-Arm and allows you to connect to your PACS system to send patient and caseload information electronically. Standard 9800 C-Arms had the option of adding DICOM, but the system wasn’t standard. Even today you can still add DICOM to a 9800 model at a low cost.
Image storage was increased on 9800 Plus C-Arm as long as it had the ESP (expanded surgical package) software level or higher. It bumped image storage capacity up by 200, going from a standard 200 images to a total of 400 image capacity. One thing to note however is that in most cases today image storage isn’t really a big concern. With digital image capture devices such as the Medicapture & DICOM/PACS, adding image storage is now much easier and less expensive than it was 5 years ago.
When the 9800 Plus shipped from the factory they were released with the newest software of all 9800 C-Arms. With that said, however, all 9800 C-Arms are eligible for this upgrade, as the software is not exclusive to the plus models. In fact, all of our refurbished 9800 C-Arms are automatically upgraded to the most current software versions to ensure optimal performance.
In the end, most of the changes on the 9800 Plus C-Arms are not really all that much different when compared to any other model 9800 C-Arm. It mostly comes down to the features you need and your budget as often times a standard 9800 with similar features can be purchased at a lower price mainly due to the availability over that of the Plus model. If you’re looking for a 9800 C-Arm, please fill out a form here or give us a call at: (833) 276-2276 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org