Posts in Radiation Therapy
Multi-Modality Markers

IZI Medical Products designed our series of Multi-Modality Markers to provide a clear and accurate reference point on any type of scan. Made of a hydrogel component with a medical grade adhesive, they appear as a bright object on CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, PET and x-Ray scans and can be seen on all MRI sequences. These versatile markers attach securely and detach easily. Our Radiology/Radiation Therapy Marker has an inner center hole that permits hypodermic needle passage, while our Nuclear Med/PET Marker has a well used for injecting a radionuclide with a conventional hypodermic needle.

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IZI Gold Fiducial Markers

IZI Medical Products provides all the marking tools you need to better verify localization and reduce your number of fractions. Take our top-selling IZI Gold Fiducial Markers, which enhance accuracy and efficiency during radiation therapy. These implantable markers are used in IMRT, CRT, and IGRT treatment to provide real-time, accurate localization of the treat- ment volumes. Used in soft tissue cases such as the prostate, liver, and lung, these markers are essential whenever the target may move during and between treatments relative to external skin markings.

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Indicator® Radiopaque Markers - CT and X-Ray

Our Indicator® Radiopaque Markers can be used in a variety of imaging procedures to identify any point of interest. Users appreciate their ability to provide a clear, accurate reference point that is free of spray artifacts. The flat design prevents tissue indentation and the clear, adhesive backing aids in precise marker placement. In addition to enhancing accuracy, they promote procedural efficiency with double pull tabs that permit easy application and removal. IZI also now offers a raised BB marker.

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Indicator® Radiolucent Markers

IZI Medical Products designed our Indicator® Radiolucent Markers for Mammography with a special pink ink that is radiolucent. Their flat, radiolucent design prevents tissue indentation while facilitating a quick, accurate diagnosis by eliminating artifacts and revealing underlying pathology. The double pull tabs and perforated lines make them easy to apply and remove.

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X-MARK™ Gold Fiducial Markers & X-MARK™ Ultra Fiducial Markers

The X-MARK™ Gold Fiducial Marker is a powerful new tool, engineered to provide features never before available on an elongated fiducial marker. Designed for higher visibility and greater stability in soft tissue, the X-MARK™ lets you target tumors with confidence. Its enhanced visibility and length is ideally suited for image fusion and daily patient positioning. X-MARK’s™ unique safety guide wire and band design eliminate fears of compression or elongation. Proven effective worldwide, it is the most economical elongated marker available for IGRT and IMRT.

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FlexiMarc™

IZI Medical Products is pleased to introduce the FlexiMarc fiducial marker. The first of its kind, this implantable marker produces a unique non-biological node based projection. The FlexiMarc combines 99.99% pure, biocompatible, gold connectors and 3mm long gold nodes. Unlike regular linear or coiled markers, FlexiMarc has nodes that inhibit migration and are easily recognized by the human eye and IGRT software.

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Thermoplastic Masks

IZI Medical Products provides Violet® Thermoplastic Masks for fast, comfortable immobilization during radiotherapy of any body part—including the head and head/neck/shoulders. These masks improve fit by becoming transparent when soft. They are available in a variety of thicknesses, perforation types, and apertures for virtually any radiotherapy need.

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MOLDCARE Pillows

IZI Medical Products introduces MOLDCARE Pillows, an advanced molding technique to comfortably immobilize patients during radiation therapy. A choice of six sizes accommodates virtually all patient treatment needs. These pillows offer customizable forms that quickly and easily mold patient posture to the exact position needed for treatment. They require only a light misting of water, about 20 minutes of patient time and 20 minutes to dry. When treatment is finished, the MOLDCARE Pillow can be shrunk using an autoclave for easy disposal.

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ShadowForm® Markers

IZI manufactures disposable ShadowForm® Markers to outline pelvic soft tissue during simulation and CT planning. Patients appreciate the fact that they’re soft, smooth, and latex-free while providers like their accuracy and disposability. Safer for high risk patients because there is no cross-contamination. Available for both rectal and vaginal use, these markers are highly flexible and include a T-bar handle that can easily be removed to allow for barium insertion.

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SoftStrips™ Covers

Thermoplastic masks are invaluable tools to ensure precise radiation during head and neck cases; however, jagged edges around the eye, mouth and/or nose holes can create discomfort during treatment. That’s why IZI Medical Products created SoftStrips™ Covers as an invaluable adjunct to quality radiation therapy. They have a cushioned, adhesive-backed material that is easy for therapists to apply and comfortable for patients to wear. They adhere throughout an eight-week course of treatment without deterioration.

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I.Z. PORT® Skin Markers

Successfully used by thousands of medical centers, our I.Z. PORT®Skin Markers satisfy providers and patients alike. Consisting of a set of markers that outline the treatment field, these markers have a clear backing and split liner that make them easy to apply. Once applied, their thin, accurate lines improve treatment precision. Their ability to remain in place for seven to ten days eliminates the need to re-mark patients and saves time. These markers are also hypoallergenic with no messy ink to enhance patient comfort, and on a clear backing for precise application.

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