GE debuts motorized C-arm for endovascular imaging system
GE Healthcare has introduced the OEC 9800 MD integrated endovascular imaging system to help reduce medical errors and increase productivity in the operating room (OR).

According to GE, the system brings capabilities to the OR that are generally found in a fixed angio or cath lab. The digital mobile imaging system is equipped with a motorized C-arm and 12-inch image intensifier for larger field of view. GE said that physicians now have the ability to position the C-arm, capturing intricate vascular detail, while maintaining control of the entire imaging system.

The OEC 9800 MD offers a full range of features including: 1K x 1K image resolution, tableside user interface, collision protection system, heat management and output and DICOM 3.0 compatible.

Receiving clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in March 2003, the endovascular imaging system was introduced earlier this year at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 24th annual scientific sessions, March 25 - 30, in Phoenix, Ariz.