The Evolution of Orthoscan: Tracing the Company’s Journey Through the Years
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The Evolution of Orthoscan: Tracing the Company’s Journey Through the Years

Orthoscan is among the first mini c-arm manufacturers to use flat detector technology. Exceptional image quality through increased grayscale improves diagnostic accuracy. Surgical lights on the undersurface of the flat detector housing reduce shadows in the OR. Save doses with pulsed fluoroscopy and reach new patients with industry-first pediatric indication. All of these are benefits of FPD (Flat Panel Detector) technology. Here are some of the different models that Orthoscan makes.


FD-OR is the first Orthoscan Mini C-arms with flat detector technology, which allows it to be positioned in the surgical environment for exceptional imaging. The flat detector also provides better grayscale to improve diagnostic accuracy. Surgical lights on the undersurface of the x-ray source reduce shadows from the clinician, OR staff, and equipment to further enhance image quality. With the advances in optical detection technology, FD-OR systems offer increased speed and superior imaging performance over traditional TD-detection systems. This has allowed for significant increases in axial scanning speeds up to 50 times. The new systems also provide more flexibility and a higher level of automation than previous generations. As FD is strong enough to maintain a permanent change in frequencies, it can be used to investigate how environmental fluctuations affect evolutionary dynamics. Using this method, we have found that the predictability of evolutionary trajectories decreases with increasing strength of FD in a periodic environment, with a sharp threshold at D=-3.5. Although FD selection is generally assumed to be independent of environmental fluctuations, it can be affected by random noise from other sources. This can be caused by a fluctuating environment or genetic drift, with the relative importance of these factors dependent on the product of the variance in selection and adequate population size. Moreover, the influence of FD may be enhanced by interaction with denser-than-average populations, as observed experimentally for female color morphs in side-blotched lizards.


TAU 1515

Orthoscan 1515 offers the best-in-class features of a mini C-arm. Its giant detector and live image allow you to view anatomy as it needs to be seen. At the same time, pulsed fluoroscopy and other dose-saving features help to lower your dose rate without compromising image quality. Plus, pediatric indication — an industry first — expands your patient base to deliver exceptional care to children and adults. The 15cm x 15cm flat panel CMOS detector provides 25-33% more surface area than conventional mini C-arms and a 12″ x 12″ live image. Enhanced articulation and an improved umbilical cable enable you to position challenging anatomy confidently. Intelligent Dose Reduction with pulsed fluoroscopy, optimized dose filtration, and next-generation CMOS technology delivers superior diagnostic images while minimizing exposure. A lighter frame facilitates easy maneuverability down corridors and around corners and simple storage methods and transportation. Integrated surgical LED lights provide additional illumination to enhance visibility.

TAU 2020

With its impressive articulation, step-less motorized collimator, advanced user interface, and intelligent dose reduction technology, TAU 2020 is the best-in-class mini C-arm. Its innovative design allows you to work efficiently in any clinical setting. The industry-leading 20cm x 20cm detector, with a 27″ high-resolution touchscreen display, provides exceptional image quality. This large detector enables you to accurately confirm joint space, see fractures in full view, and save dose by minimizing shots so that you can do more in less time. Next-generation CMOS technology achieves improved DQE efficiency, freeing you from the dependency on photon energy to enhance image brightness, decrease ramp time, and reduce dose. TAU family also includes pulsed fluoroscopy, a feature previously only available on larger systems that significantly reduces radiation exposure without compromising image quality. TAU 2020 also offers a variety of crucial features, including surgical LED lighting and bilateral backlit controls to simplify operation. Its lightweight, compact frame and three-way brake control make maneuvering down hallways and around corners easy.

TAU Pulse

Unlike other infantry weapons that rely on the rate of fire, Pulse Rifles must remain stationary to operate. However, the weapon’s impressive damage output and effective range compensate for this inconvenience. Pulse sequence dead periods are minimized by using hardware-optimized trapezoid gradient pulses, allowing significant reductions in scan time. A ramped flip angle allows the overhead DC magnetization to be subtracted from image data, significantly reducing the fading tagged contrast effect and improving image SNR. The method has also been extended to 3-D imaging, allowing tagging in three orthogonal axes. Different tagging techniques have been developed independently and grouped into categories depending on their primary improvement goal, such as SNR enhancement or 3-D extension. The evolution of each technique is described along with its related developments and significant studies that used these techniques.

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