Diacor News and Opinion

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

Diacor Features Zephyr HDR and Zephyr XL on YouTube Channel

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, April 18, 2013

Diacor has recently posted videos featuring their Zephyr HDR and Zephyr XL products. Dr. Martin Fuss, MD, with the Oregon Health & Science University describes the advantages of the Zephyr in our Zephyr XL video. A big thanks to Dr. Fuss for working with us! Our Zephyr HDR video shows the complete process of the patient transfer with a Zephyr. We invite everyone to check these great videos out!

Diacor Launches YouTube Channel

Kevin Anderson - Thursday, February 07, 2013

Diacor has recently launched a new Zephyr YouTube channel, displaying our Zephyr xl and Zephyr hdr Stretcher products. We are very excited about this new launch! These videos provide information about our products and give you a chance to see the Zephyr in action! Please visit our YouTube channel to watch these videos, by clicking here, or by going to www.youtube.com and searching for "Diacor Zephyr". Enjoy!

Diacor Receives ANVISA Registration

Kevin Anderson - Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Diacor has recently received our ANVISA registration, now allowing us to market the Zephyr Patient Transport System in Brazil. Our distributor Mario Chiavegatti Jr and his team are already spreading the news this week at their National Radiation Oncology meeting. This is an exciting time for Diacor, and we look forward to marketing our products there.

Zephyr hdr On Display at DEGRO

Kevin Anderson - Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Recently our distributor Reinhard Schroeder and HEK Medical attended the 18th annual DEGRO meeting in Weisbaden, Germany. They had the Zephyr hdr on display, and there was a considerable amount of interest generated. We appreciate Reinhard and his team for all of their hard work, and are excited about the interest in the Zephyr. Here is a photo of their booth:

Diacor Adds New Video To Its Website

Kevin Anderson - Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Diacor has recently added a new video to the website about the Zephyr Patient Transport System. We invite each of you to take a look at it. To view the video, please click here. We also have created our own Vimeo and Youtube channels, and will be posting more video in the coming months. Here are the links to our Vimeo and  Youtube channels. Enjoy!

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 Harvard Medical School's Annual Brachytherapy Review

Kevin Anderson - Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Diacor will be attending Harvard Medical School's 7th Annual Brachytherapy Review, held at the Hilton Back Bay in Boston, Massachusetts.  The Review is held for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, nurses, and physicians who are interested in brachytherapy. Diacor will have information on the  Zephyr hdr on display, so feel free to stop by and view our product!


See the Zephyr at this year's DEGRO June 2-5.

Kevin Anderson - Tuesday, May 31, 2011
We'll have a Zephyr hdr Patient Transport System on display at this year's DEGRO at Wiesbaden, Germany. Our German, Austrian, and Swiss Distributor HEK medical GmbH will be displaying the Zephyr system as well as our other product families. Please stop by and visit with Reinhard if you plan to attend DEGRO.

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. 

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