Exceptional mini C-arm imaging begins here

Designed around your needs, TAU 1512 introduces the next generation of mini C-arms.

Exclusive dose-saving features, advanced Orthotouch interface, and improved articulation and arm design are all packaged in a small and light-weight form factor you expect from an Orthoscan mini C-arm.

Get the quality and performance you desire in a package to meet any budget.

Orthoscan TAU 1512 mini C-arm with arm in foreground

24″ monitor | Orthotouch 2.0 | Live image

Anatomy revealed

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 9.5″ live image to see fine details of anatomy with vivid clarity.

24″Diagnostic monitor
Orthotouch 2.0Advanced Touchscreen interface
12″ x 9.5″Live image
Orthoscan 24" monitor with startup screen

Size & storage

Small size, big capability

Orthoscan TAU 1512 is engineered from the inside out for durability and mobility in a light-weight frame. Surgeon driven design means navigating restrictive rooms and hallways while compact mode allows for simple storage and transportation.

Orthoscan mini C-arm in compact mode

C-arm design | Bilateral controls | LED lights

A mini C-arm that works with you

1. 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.

2. Bilateral controls

New backlit controls are easier to see with additional buttons for upgraded functionality.

3. 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.

TAU 1512 C-arm showing LED lights and sterile field controls
Surgeon smiling with Orthoscan TAU 1512 mini C-arm in background

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.

up to66%cumulative
dose reduction*

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. In continuous mode, users will not attain the stated levels of cumulative dose reduction possible with that offered in pulsed fluoroscopy. In clinical practice, the use of IDR may reduce patient dose depending. 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.

Upgraded serviceability

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.

User-friendly connectivity

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.

Enhanced security

Keep your equipment and data safe in the modern healthcare environment.

On-screen help

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.

Golden curve laid over TAU C-arm



Free space13.8″ / 35cm
Weight475lb / 215.5kg
Height48″ / 122cm
Footprint (W x L)29″ x 33″ / 73.7cm x 83.8cm
Orbital rotation (over rotation)160°
Pivot rotation430°
Lateral rotation (wig-wag)320 °
Vertical range26.5″ / 67.3cm
Arc depth20″ / 50.8cm
Distance to cabinet58″ / 147.3cm
Distance to wheel base44″ / 111.8cm
Keyboard handles


TypeCMOS detector
Detector resolution2 k x 1.5 k
Detector size15cm x 12cm
Useful array15cm x 12cm
Pixel spacing75 microns
Dose rateAKR / DAP


Display size24″ LCD
Primary “live” image12″ x 9.5″ / 30.5cm x 24.1cm
Dual reference image5″ x 4″ / 12.7cm x 10.2cm
Brightness575 cd/m2
Resolution1920 x 1200
Arm horizontal reach26″ / 66cm
Arm vertical travel14″ / 35.6cm
Arm vertical height19″ / 48.3cm
Arm lateral rotation216° + 370° + 200°
HDMI (external monitor)
Built-in DICOM calibration
Color support


Input power90-253 VAC @ 47-63 Hz
Sterile field controlsBilateral
Multifunction wireless foot switch
Laser alignment
Surgical LED lights
USB 2.0 port
EMI filter

X-ray generator

Focal spot42.5 microns
kV range40 – 78 kVp
mA range0.040 – 0.160 mA
Operating modeContinuous
CollimatorFixed (normal, mag)
Pediatric filter
Magnification mode


Wireless communicationCapable
SSD capacity64GB
Image capacity26,000
Video capacity14.4min
Cine loop frame rate30 fps
Adaptive noise suppressionAutomatic
Manual noise suppression3 modes
Cine loop export
Edge enhancement
Post process brightness / contrast
DICOM 3.0 compliantStorage SCU
Worklist SCU
Print SCU
Query SCU
Storage Commitment

Brakes & wheels

Braking systemLock, release, directional
Ground clearance4″ / 10.2cm


Start-up time60 sec
Shutdown time20 sec


SoftwareOrthotouch™ 2.0
Operating systemWindows 8.1 embedded
Pediatric workflow support
On-screen measurements

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