GE's OEC brand of C-arms are the most popular brand of C-arms on the market today. GE claims that 7 out of 10 surgeons have new or refurbished OEC C-arms today, and have a resale value multiple times higher than its competitors. The OEC brand of C-arm, acquired by General Electric in 1999, has long been known as the top brand of C-arm in the industry. In 2006, the value of the OEC systems increased dramatically as the manufacturing of the OEC C-arms was halted. The price and value of the available refurbished General Electric OEC C-arms
skyrocketed and has become more reasonably priced since. The used OEC C-arms are now readily available at an affordable price through Providian Medical, Inc.