Medical devices manufacturer ZDi Solutions has introduced new product to the radiation oncology community.
The company's Z-System patient positioning devices were developed by its chief design officer Zachary Dutton.
It includes Z-Box, Z-Square and Z-Tilt devices.
Dutton said: "Although moldable technology has improved, it can be difficult to work with as therapists navigate the positioning bag and the patient.
“Several hands are needed to assist in complex cases involving the thoracic and abdominal regions.”
Z-Box, which is the supportive piece of the Z-System, is a winged apparatus used during immobilization foam mold fabrication, mostly during CT simulation. It is adjustable to any arm position.
Z-Box also includes side wings on the board, which operate on a hinge that can be raised or lowered to the desired height to fully support the patient's arms.
According to the firm, the adjustable extension under the hands and forearms can be locked in to the appropriate height, helping to create a deep mold for the cradle.
ZDi said that it has tested the device at the Provision Center for Proton Therapy in Knoxville.
The company is exhibiting the new devices at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO 2016) in Boston, which is being held from 24 to 27 September.
Image: Z-System patient positioning device. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto /ZDi Solutions, LLC.