For those who desire more, TAU 1515 delivers the innovative features you expect from an Orthoscan mini C-arm.
A larger detector and live image give you the freedom to view anatomy as it needs to be seen. Pulsed fluoroscopy and other dose-saving features reduce your dose without sacrificing image quality. Pediatric indication – an industry first – broadens your patient base.
Bring new opportunities to your facility and patients with Orthoscan TAU 1515.
See more on-screen content with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 in bright detail on a hi-bright 24″ monitor for an immersive work experience.
Powered by Orthotouch 2.0 — the advanced touchscreen interface — with color interface, touch support, anatomical selections, and pediatric software.
Expect exceptional diagnostic imagery with a 12″ x 12″ live image to see fine details of anatomy with vivid clarity
With a 15cm x 15cm detector, TAU 1515 provides 25-33% larger surface area compared to conventional mini C-arms*.
Keep your focus on the patient and not the equipment by achieving preferred views with fewer shots, improving your workflow and reducing exposure to you and your patients.
A mini C-arm that works for you
1. LED lights
Insufficient lighting during a case can make it challenging to see anatomy clearly. Unique to the Orthoscan TAU family, surgical LED lights provide additional illumination on the anatomy. Eliminate shadows cast from the C-arm and the OR so you can work with certainty.
2. Bilateral controls
New backlit controls are easier to see with additional buttons for upgraded functionality.
3. C-arm design
Focus on your case with an increased orbital rotation of 160°, larger arc depth of 20”, and improved umbilical cable. Effortlessly maneuver the C-arm to attain preferred views without stressing your patient’s anatomy.
Intelligent Dose Reduction
At Orthoscan, we understand your concerns about radiation exposure and the demand for high-quality images. That’s why the TAU family includes cutting-edge Intelligent Dose Reduction that provides the best in diagnostic image quality while reducing exposure to you and your patients.
Reduce your dose, not your image quality
Orthoscan TAU 1515 features pulsed fluoroscopy technology, previously available only on full size C-arms.
By imaging at 30 pulses per second, significantly reduce your dose rate compared to conventional continuous fluoroscopy — all without loss of image quality or detail.
Further reduce dose with selectable pulses per second of 15 and 7.5 pps, depending upon your imaging needs.
Optimized Dose Filter
The only mini C-arm available with pediatric indication
While Orthoscan TAU is a low dose device by design, it is also the only mini C-arm designed for pediatric use .
By engaging the Optimized Dose Filter, Orthoscan TAU can reduce dose significantly in children and adults.
Next generation CMOS
Next generation CMOS imaging for the surgical market
Achieve increased DQE efficiency with the latest generation CMOS detector.
Free from a dependency on photon energy, these detectors produce low-noise images even in very low dose situations. Next generation detectors improve image brightness, decrease ramp time, and reduce dose.
Additionally, Mag Mode retains image quality without an increase in dose.
* Using Intelligent Dose Reduction (with Cu filter) when compared to Orthoscan 1000-0004-FD. In clinical practice, the use of IDR may reduce patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location, and clinical practice. A consultation with a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task.
Surgeon driven design
Improved bilateral controls
New backlit controls are easier to see with additional functionality.
Redesigned from the inside out to reduce service maintenance.
Three-way brake control
Maneuver your system with ease down hallways, around corners, and in the operating room.
Easy access to the power button and I/O ports directly on top of the chassis.
Integrated cable pushers
Protects power cords and other cables from being damaged.
Keep your equipment and data safe in the modern healthcare environment.
Description of common system functions available directly on-screen.
What’s in a name?
TAU is the name of a mathematical ratio commonly found in nature. It’s often referred to as the Golden ratio.
This ratio can be used to create aesthetically pleasing, natural-looking compositions in designs.
The TAU family was designed using this principle.
SpecificationsDownload tech sheet
|Free space||13.8″ / 35cm|
|Weight||475lb / 215.5kg|
|Height||48″ / 122cm|
|Footprint (W x L)||29″ x 33″ / 73.7cm x 83.8cm|
|Orbital rotation (over rotation)||160°|
|Lateral rotation (wig-wag)||320 °|
|Vertical range||26.5″ / 67.3cm|
|Arc depth||20″ / 50.8cm|
|Distance to cabinet||58″ / 147.3cm|
|Distance to wheel base||44″ / 111.8cm|
|Detector resolution||1.5 k x 1.5 k|
|Detector size||15cm x 15cm|
|Useful array||15cm x 15cm|
|Pixel spacing||99 microns|
|Dose rate||AKR / DAP|
|Display size||24″ LCD|
|Primary “live” image||12″ x 12″ / 30.5cm x 30.5cm|
|Dual reference image||5″ x 5″ / 12.7cm x 12.7cm|
|Resolution||1920 x 1200|
|Arm horizontal reach||26″ / 66cm|
|Arm vertical travel||14″ / 35.6cm|
|Arm vertical height||19″ / 48.3cm|
|Arm lateral rotation||216° + 370° + 200°|
|HDMI (external monitor)||✓|
|Built-in DICOM calibration||✓|
|Input power||90-253 VAC @ 47-63 Hz|
|Sterile field controls||Bilateral|
|Multifunction wireless foot switch||✓|
|Surgical LED lights||✓|
|USB 2.0 port||✓|
|Focal spot||42.5 microns|
|kV range||40 – 78 kVp|
|mA range||0.040 – 0.160 mA|
|Operating mode||Pulse / continuous|
|Selectable pulse rates||Cont, 30, 15, 7.5, 2 pps|
|Collimator||Fixed (normal, mag)|
|Cine loop frame rate||30 fps|
|Adaptive noise suppression||Automatic|
|Manual noise suppression||3 modes|
|Cine loop export||✓|
|Post process brightness / contrast||✓|
|DICOM 3.0 compliant||Storage SCU|
Brakes & wheels
|Braking system||Lock, release, directional|
|Ground clearance||4″ / 10.2cm|
|Start-up time||60 sec|
|Shutdown time||20 sec|
|Operating system||Windows 8.1 embedded|
|Pediatric workflow support||✓|