Veterinary C-Arm Equipment Guide

Veterinary C-Arm Equipment Guide


For those veterinarians who are in the market for a C-Arm, we wanted to share some things that many people overlook as they begin to plan their veterinary imaging project. Making sure you take these ideas under consideration can save you some headaches in the long run:

C-Arm Positioning:

Because of the wide variety of patient body shapes and sizes a veterinarian may see, positioning can be a challenge with some C-Arm systems. What works for imaging a cat probably will not work for imaging a horse. If you’re looking for more vertical positioning abilities, then a Mini C-Arm would be preferred.

Imaging Power:

Many veterinary facilities consider purchasing a Mini C-Arm or a Large C-Arm. If your specialization is in small animals (dogs, cats, birds, rodents & most reptiles) a Mini C-Arm will most likely be appropriate in both imaging power and positioning abilities. However, if your patient base will include horses, cows, pigs, or other large livestock, a Large C-Arm will be necessary to image them to penetrate their large anatomies.

C-Arm Tables:

A C-Arm table is a great start for practices that deal primarily with cats and dogs, but you may need a heavy-duty patient lift for incapacitated large animals. If your facility plans to use equipment like a C-Arm, it may be worth considering building a ramp to elevate the C-Arm if needed.

Financing Options:

When you start your imaging equipment project, you may find yourself outside your original budget. Fortunately, we offer financing options that can get you the unit and imaging power you need, while still allowing the flexibility you need to add a table, ramp, accessories, etc. that you may need. Please review some of our flexible financing options here.

The Takeaway:

No matter what animal your facility will be serving, planning your first imaging equipment purchase can be a big deal with a lot of information and surprises that can pop up along the way. Please reach out to one of our team members today if you have any questions or concerns about your next purchase. Please call (833) 276-2276 or email: