Diacor News and Opinion

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

ESTRO Anniversary Congress - London

Kevin Anderson - Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Last week, we had a wonderful time at the ESTRO Anniversary Congress in London.  We highlighted our flagship product, the Zephyr hdr Patient Transport System for HDR Brachytherapy, as well as provided marketing information for our other product families.  To all those who stopped by our booth, thank you!  We truly enjoyed meeting new friends and renewing existing friendships.  

We look forward to seeing all of you at AAPM in Vancouver!

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. 

Diacor Exhibits at ESTRO 29

Kevin Anderson - Wednesday, September 22, 2010
After years away from exhibiting at a European radiation oncology conference, Diacor returned to exhibit at ESTRO 29 held in beautiful Barcelona, Spain from September 12th through the 15th.  The European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology is the premier event for radiation oncology in Europe and Diacor was honored to be a part of the technical exhibits.

Diacor exhibited our Zephyr Patient Transport System and received high reviews from conference attendees.  We also provided information on the rest of Diacor's product families - our Centralite Patient Alignment Lasers, MammoRx Patient Immobilization Systems, CT Overlays, and Integra Head and Neck Systems

The highlight was meeting so many wonderful people from various countries, all striving to improve the treatment of cancer.  Below are a few photos of our booth and Barcelona.

Diacor's Global Expansion Extends to Singapore

Kevin Anderson - Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Diacor is pleased to announce that Biomedia Holdings Pte Ltd will begin representing Diacor products and solutions in Singapore.  Myra Chung, Marketing Director for Biomedia Holdings, and Diacor confirmed the agreement over the weekend.  Diacor is thrilled with the opportunity to work with Myra and the Biomedia Holdings organization and looks forward to supporting their sales and marketing efforts in the Singapore market.  Biomedia will represent the following Diacor product families:
Please visit our distributor section for contact information for Biomedia Holdings.

New Diacor Distributor for Saudia Arabia

Kevin Anderson - Monday, June 14, 2010
Diacor is pleased to announce that Al Haddad Medical became Diacor's newest global distributor.  Based in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, Al Haddad Medical will represent Diacor's Centralite Patient Alignment Lasers, MammoRx Breast Immobilization Systems, Zephyr Patient Transport System, and CT Overlays.  Diacor looks forward to working with Dr. Reda Al Haddad and his team in the weeks and months ahead.

Zephyr on Display at DEGRO

Kevin Anderson - Friday, June 04, 2010
DEGRO opened this past Thursday, June 3, 2010, with an opening reception and the first chance to view the new Zephyr Patient Transport System from Diacor at a major European trade show for radiation therapy.  Mike Koger, Product Specialist for the Zephyr, traveled to Magdeburg, Germany to support Diacor's exclusive distributor for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland - HEK Medical.  After the first full day of DEGRO, it sounds like the Zephyr has been a hit with conference attendees. 

In addition to the Zephyr, HEK Medical has product information on all of Diacor's other product families - Centralite and Centralite CT Patient Alignment Lasers, MammoRx Breast Immobilization Systems, Integra Head and Neck Immobilization, and CT Overlays for CT SIM. 

Here's a few images from Germany....

Euro Meditech displays Zephyr Patient Transport System at Japanese Brachytherapy Society Meeting

Kevin Anderson - Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Euro Meditech Co Ltd., Diacor's exclusive representative for the Japanese radiotherapy market, attended this year's Japanese Brachytherapy Society Meeting on May 15th and 16th, 2010.  Euro Meditech displayed marketing collateral for the Zephyr Patient Transport System for HDR Brachytherapy, as well as other devices that Euro Meditech distributes.  Click here to view Euro Meditech's web page on the Zephyr Patient Transport System to find out all of the latest information.

Zephyr Patient Transport System on display at DEGRO

Kevin Anderson - Friday, May 14, 2010
In partnership with our German, Austria, and Switzerland distributor, HEK Medical GmbH will have on display at this year's DEGRO the Zephyr Patient Transport System.  The Zephyr is designed to ease patient transfer of HDR patients while at the same time minimize movement of applicator or needles in relationship to the implanted area.

This year's DEGRO will be held in Magdeburg, Germany.  HEK Medical's booth number is F01.  Please stop by and visit with us!

New Diacor Distributor for Portugal

Kevin Anderson - Friday, May 14, 2010
Diacor is excited to announce that IberVoxel, Lda., located in Parede, is our newest global distributor.  IberVoxel will offer the following Diacor products to the radiotherapy centers in Portugal:
  • Centralite Red and Green Fixed Lasers
  • Centralite CT Moving Lasers
  • MammoRx Patient Positioning System
  • Carbon Fiber CT Overlays
  • Zephyr Patient Transport System for HDR Brachytherapy
If you are interested in speaking with IberVoxel about Diacor products, please visit their web site by clicking here.

IberVoxel's contact information can also be found on the distributor page of Diacor's web site.

Diacor Attends the American Brachytherapy Society's Annual Meeting

Kevin Anderson - Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The American Brachytherapy Society's Annual Meeting was held from Thursday, April 29th through Saturday, May 1st in Atlanta, GA.  Diacor was pleased to participate in the event and exhibited our latest product for the HDR Brachytherapy community - the Zephyr Patient Transport System. 

The Zephyr solves the patient transfer dilemma plaguing most radiation oncology centers that are trying to adopt CT data images in to their HDR treatment planning. In addition to easing patient transfer between OR, CT and the HDR Brachytherapy suite,  the Zephyr also minimizes movement of the applicators or needles in relationship to the implanted area.

To find out more about the Zephyr, please click here

For more information on the American Brachytherapy Society, please click here.

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