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Diacor looks at exciting news and developments in the radiation therapy field.

ASTRO Held September 14-17

Kevin Anderson - Monday, September 08, 2014

ASTRO will be held this year in San Francisco, California. It will take place from September 14-17, and Diacor will be in attendance! We've got a lot of great product to show you, so come by and see what we've been working on. Our booth number is 2428. We are excited to be exhibiting and are looking forward to meeting with each one of you. For any questions, please contact Diacor by visiting our contact page. See you there!

Diacor Survives Hurricane Sandy at ASTRO

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, November 01, 2012

Last Monday night, the effects of Hurricane Sandy were felt in Boston. It was stormy for most of the night, but had sunny skies on Tuesday. The conference was shut down early on Monday in order to prepare for the storm. Luckily, the storm wasn't as severe as where we were. We're grateful to everyone who came out and stopped by our booth to check us out, and we hope that those affected by Hurricane Sandy can recover quickly. 

Diacor Will Attend ASTRO 2012

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, October 25, 2012

Diacor will be attending this year's annual ASTRO meeting, held in Boston, Massachusetts, October 28th through the 31st. The theme for this year's meeting is "Advancing Patient Care Through Innovation". ASTRO hopes to further innovation in patient care and in how the care is delivered. This is the 54th Annual Meeting. For more information on the Annual Meeting, please click here. We look forward to meeting with each of you.

Diacor Releases 2012 Events Schedule

Kevin Anderson - Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Diacor has released its 2012 Events Schedule. Among the different events Diacor will be attending are the ESTRO 31 Meeting, the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Annual Meeting, and the ASTRO (American Society for Radiation Oncology) Meeting. We look forward to attending each of these events and hope each of you will stop by and meet with us. To view our full schedule of events, please click here.

Diacor Attends 2011 Annual ASTRO Meeting

Kevin Anderson - Monday, October 10, 2011

Diacor recently attended the 2011 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting held in Miami, Florida from October 2-6. Diacor displayed the Zephyr hdr and the Zephyr xl which were met with great reception. We thank everyone who stopped by and made the meeting such a success! Here are some pictures of our booth from the conference:



Diacor Will Attend 2011 ASTRO Annual Meeting

Kevin Anderson - Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Diacor will be attending the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), held this year in Miami Florida, October 2-6. More than 11,000 attendees are expected, including oncologists, oncology nurses, radiation therapists, biologists, and other cancer researchers. We will be there displaying both the Zephyr xl and the Zephyr hdr, so please stop by and take a look at our products. We hope to see you there!

For more information about ASTRO, please click here.


ASTRO Publishes Paper on IMRT Safety

Kevin Anderson - Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The American Society for Radiation Oncology has recently published a paper on IMRT safety. IMRT, or intensely modulated radiation therapy, has been a technique used the last few decades, which provides a safe and effective delivery of radiation. However, it also requires much more time and resources from cancer clinics to be performed correctly. ASTRO raises three main concerns about IMRT in their paper, the first being the staff must work together in order to improve patient safety. The second concern is to suggest standard operating procedures to provide time for quality reviews and to have quality assurance checks at key points during the process. Finally, the third concern is that delays in initiation of treatment may be necessary in order to to allow enough time for quality assurance checks and investigation of any problems discovered. For more information on this press release, please visit http://cs.astro.org/blogs.

Reminder: US Election Day during ASTRO's 52nd Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, September 30, 2010
As a friendly reminder, the US Election Day falls on November 2nd this year, during ASTRO's 52nd Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.  If you plan on attending ASTRO, please be sure to contact your state election board to get your absentee ballot.

Diacor Press Release: Zephyr Patient Transport System Allows Therapists to Safely and Accurately Move Patients during HDR Brachytherapy Treatments

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, September 23, 2010

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, September 16, 2010 – Diacor’s Zephyr Patient Transport System is fast becoming an essential tool to safely and accurately move brachytherapy patients during treatment.

Released at the 51st ASTRO meeting in November 2009, the Zephyr Patient Transport System has been evaluated and adopted by treatment facilities in Asia, Europe and North America. These facilities rely on the system to scan and treat patients in the same position and minimize the risks of applicator or needle movement.

The Zephyr Patient Transport System uses air-bearing technology to easily transfer patients laterally and longitudinally from CT couch top to patient stretcher to HDR Brachytherapy table. This minimizes changes in implant geometry during patient transfer.

“In most therapy settings, patients are moved from a CT scanner to an HDR brachytherapy setting multiple times,” says Glenn Waterman, president of Diacor. “The Zephyr system maintains consistency of treatment and seed position by minimizing patient movement during these transitions. It’s better for the patient and safer and easier for the therapist.”

“The Zephyr Patient Transport System is essential if transportation of brachytherapy patients is required for imaging and/or treatment,” says Subir Nag, MD, Director of Brachytherapy Services at Kaiser Permanente Radiation Oncology in Santa Clara, California.

Diacor will display and demonstrate the Zephyr Patient Transport System at the upcoming 52nd Annual ASTRO Meeting, October 31 – November 4, 2010 in San Diego, California.

About Diacor

Diacor was founded with a single goal: to make radiation therapy as safe and accurate as possible. This vision continues to guide and direct new product initiatives as we tackle new challenges. We constantly work with radiation therapists and oncologists to ensure we are aware of changing needs and evolving therapeutic approaches. Ultimately, we deliver patient positioning systems, patient transfer systems and patient alignment lasers that work accurately and as expected; conduct ongoing research and development to pinpoint needs and develop valuable solutions; provide unparalleled sales and product support, today and tomorrow, and develop lasting distributor relationships that help us to better serve our customers worldwide. 

ASTRO is coming fast!

Kevin Anderson - Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Just returning from ESTRO 29 in Barcelona, the Diacor staff is quickly changing gears and preparing for the 52nd Annual Meeting of ASTRO, held this year in beautiful San Diego, California.  Please stop by our booth, # 329, and see all of the latest from Diacor.  We'll be launching a new product within our Patient Transfer product family, so you'll want to make sure and stop by our booth!

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

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