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radiation therapy - Styro•former®

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StyroFormer CompuCutter

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Renowned as the worldwide industry standard, more Styro•formers are in use than all other shielding block mold cutters combined.  Styro•former® offers accurate, easy and fast cutting with minimal training.  A hand-held tracing stylus allows quick radiograph outlining to provide a smooth and efficient block cutting procedure.

Our Styro•former® Power Lift LT features panel-mounted drive controls for both source and block arm distances.  A quick change wire system uses unique thumb screws and a table-mounted measuring template for quick, easy wire changes.  Radiotherapy teams worldwide have come to depend on Huestis Medical for quality and cost effective radiotherapy products.  The Styro•former® is FDA registered and CE certified.


  • Acurate Cutting
  • Manual tracing produces smooth, accurate cuts with minimal training.
  • Accurate cuts save time and material.
  • Verification light included.
  • Rigid Box Frame
  • Short cutting wire is kept tight in a rigid box frame to eliminate bowing.
  • Never necessary to apply downward pressure to keep the wire tight.
  • Rigid box frame ensures that cutting wire is precisely aligned between the source point and block tray.
  • Nichrome cutting wire fits into frame’s unique electro-mechanical bushings.
  • Bushings hold wire with a flat grip, for long wire life and easy wire changes.
  • FREE cutting wire for life of machine.
  • Quick, Smooth Operation
  • Spring-loaded,Teflon tracing stylus moves freely in every direction.
  • Unhampered by limitations of an X or Y axis for complete maneuverability.
  • Can be adjusted to any treatment machine for universal application.
  • Work area remains stationary at a comfortable desktop working height.
  • Free-standing table and calibrated column can be placed in almost any small area without wall attachment.
  • Standard Foam Block Holders
  • Included holders position standard 8", 10" or 12" (20.3, 25.4 or 30.5 cm) foam blocks
    (maximum use: 16", 40.6")
  • Power Lift LT
  • Drive controls are panel mounted for quick, push-button height adjustments.
  • Position measurements are easily read directly from the vertical column.
  • Easily adjustable thumb screws allow quick cutting wire changes.
  • Wire measuring template included.
  • Convenient storage bin holds up to three tracing tips.
  • Auto Boost Option
  • Automatically boosts wire temperature to adjust for wire deflection.
  • Simple switching system reroutes the current through another circuit with its own potentiometer.
  • Can be pre-set to minimize distortion and maximize productivity.
  • Inexperienced operators can have limits set by a supervisor.
  • Audio/visual alarm warns when too much pressure is applied by operator.
  • Model SF 319-4 includes both Power Lift and Auto Boost options.
  • Radiotherapy Accessories
  • Low-melt alloy #158 or cadmium-free, medium-melt alloy #203.
  • Precision-surfaced foam blocks.
  • Convenient starter kits and other radiotherapy accessories available.
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