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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. Paediatric indication – an industry first – broadens your patient base

Bring new opportunities to your facility and patients with Orthoscan TAU 1515.

For in-depth information, documentation and specifications, head to the Orthoscan website here.

Please get in touch for any questions. Call us on 0800 333 909 or email admin@orthomedics.co.nz.

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 paediatric software.

Expect exceptional diagnostic imagery with a 12″ x 12″ live image to see fine details of anatomy with vivid clarity.

Confirm joint space with accuracy, see fractures in full view, and save dose by minimizing shots so that you can work efficiently. Combined with paediatric indication, image anatomy in ways never before possible on a mini C-arm.

Intelligent Dose Reduction

Reduce your dose, not your image quality

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.

Orthoscan TAU 1515 features pulsed fluoroscopy technology, previously available only on full size C-arms. Pulsed fluoroscopy significantly reduce your dose rate compared to conventional continuous fluoroscopy — all without loss of image quality or detail.

The only mini C-arm available with paediatric indication

While Orthoscan TAU is a low dose device by design, it is also the only mini C-arm designed for paediatric use. By engaging the Optimized Dose Filter, Orthoscan TAU can reduce dose significantly in children and adults.

Additionally, the next generation CMOS technology achieves improve DQE efficiency. Free from a dependency on photon energy, these detectors allow for enhanced image brightness, decrease ramp time, and reduce dose.

Additional Features

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.

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.

Imaging evolved

With a 15cm x 15cm detector, TAU 1515 provides 25-33% larger surface area compared to conventional mini C-arms*. Achieve preferred views with fewer shots, improve your workflow and reduce exposure to you and your patients with TAU 1515

Bilateral controls

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

TAU 15|15 Specifications


Free space 35cm
Weight 215.5kg
Height 121.9cm
Footprint (W x L) 73.7cm x 83.9cm
Orbital rotation (over rotation) 160°
Pivot rotation 430°
Lateral rotation (wig-wag) 320 °
Vertical range 67.3cm
Arc depth 50.8cm
Distance to cabinet 149.9cm
Distance to wheel base 111.8cm
Keyboard handles


Type CMOS detector
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 30.5cm x 30.5cm
Dual reference image 12.7cm x 12.7cm
Brightness 575 cd/m2
Resolution 1920 x 1200
Interface DVI
Arm horizontal reach 66cm
Arm vertical travel 35.6cm
Arm vertical height 48.3cm
Arm lateral rotation 216° + 370° + 200°
HDMI (external monitor)
Built-in DICOM calibration
Color support


Input power 90-253 VAC @ 47-63 Hz
Sterile field controls Bilateral
Multifunction wireless foot switch
Laser alignment
Surgical LED lights
USB 2.0 port
EMI filter

X-ray generator

Focal spot 42.5 microns
kV range 40 – 78 kVp
mA range 0.040 – 0.160 mA
Operating mode Pulse / continuous
Selectable pulse rate Cont, 30, 15, 7.5, 2 pps
Collimator Fixed (normal, mag)
Paediatric filter
Magnification mode


Wireless communication Optional
SSD capacity 64GB
Image capacity 26,000
Video capacity 14.4min
Cine loop frame rate 30 fps
Adaptive noise suppression Automatic
Manual noise suppression 3 modes
Cine loop export
Edge enhancement
Post process brightness / contrast
DICOM 3.0 compliant Storage SCU
Worklist SCU
Print SCU
Query SCU
Storage Commitment

Brakes & wheels

Braking system Lock, release, directional
Ground clearance 10.2cm


Start-up time 60 sec
Shutdown time 20 sec


Software Orthotouch™ 2.0
Operating system Windows 8.1 embedded
Paediatric workflow support
On-screen measurements

Get in touch with our Imaging division


Product Brochure

TAU 1515 Brochure – US (1.9 MB)

TAU Family Portfolio – US (3.1 MB)