March 6, 2014

Varian Medical Systems to Exhibit Wireless Flat Panel Detectors, X-Ray Tubes for Digital Radiography and Image Processing Software at the European Congress of Radiology

SALT LAKE CITY, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Expo C/Booth #316 - At this year's annual meeting of the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) will exhibit a comprehensive line of imaging components to include digital X-ray image detectors, X-ray tubes and imaging software for fluoroscopy, angiography, cardiology and cone-beam CT imaging.

"Varian is committed to providing X-ray imaging system manufacturers with the components they need for building high-performance imaging systems," said Steve Kimmel, vice president of sales and marketing for Varian's Imaging Components business. "We will be showcasing technologies that enable cost efficient, high quality imaging as well as excellent workflow and performance."

Varian will spotlight several advanced filmless imaging and X-ray tube components, including:

    --  PaxScan(®) Wireless Radiographic Detectors - Varian now offers two
        wireless detector models; PaxScan 4336W and PaxScan 2530W.  The
        lightweight, cassette size, portable 43cm x 36cm detector can generate
        images very quickly.  Even while the panel is inside a cassette tray, or
        below the X-ray table, the wireless transmission rates stay consistently
        high.  The space efficient 25cm x 30cm portable radiographic panel is
        designed with special imaging modes for use in imaging extremities and
        is compatible for neonatal procedures as well as mid-size radiographic
        applications such as dental Cone Beam CT (CBCT) and Ear, Nose and Throat
        (ENT) procedures. The 2530W panel has extended battery life and is
        interchangeable with the 4336W detector battery.  "These wireless
        detectors allow our customers to provide superior image quality,
        increased throughput, and significant workflow efficiencies to enhance
        the patient care experience," said Kimmel.
    --  PaxScan(®) 4343CB - The 4343CB is an advanced radiography and
        fluoroscopy panel for universal RF and large volume CBCT applications
        that delivers high quality X-ray images as well as excellent low-dose
        fluoroscopic images, showing motion at up to 60 frames per second.  The
        panel has one of the smallest pixel sizes available supporting high
        resolution image quality.
    --  PaxScan(®) 3024M - The 30cm x 24cm panel is a full-field digital
        mammography detector designed to support rapid image acquisition and
        tomosynthesis, a method of using X-rays to create a 3-dimensional image
        of the breast.  The panel uses cost effective and environmentally stable
        amorphous silicon (aSi) technology.  "This environmentally robust
        technology enables customers to extend the capabilities and efficiencies
        of digital mammography into emerging markets and mobile screening
        applications," says Kimmel.
    --  G-692 X-Ray Tube - The metal G-692 rotating anode X-ray tube was
        specifically developed for use with flat panel digital detectors used in
        fluoroscopic applications.
    --  MCS 8064 - The 8064 X-ray tube is an anode end grounded (AEG)
        replacement X-ray tube for the GE LightSpeed® VCT scanner offering
        lower life cycle costs. The MCS-8064 was designed with Varian's
        experience of manufacturing anode end grounded CT tubes over 20+ years. 
        The MCS-8064 installs and calibrates on the LightSpeed® VCT like the
        original OEM tube.
    --  Nexus Imaging Software & Workstation - Nexus is an advanced image
        processing software and workstation with complete flexibility for
        processing data from mixed inputs: CCD cameras, legacy image intensifier
        systems and RF and DR flat panel image detectors.  The Nexus digital
        imaging system offers RF & DR capabilities on a single console and
        features sophisticated image processing and integrated on-screen
        generator control. With a streamlined workflow and color touch screen
        controls, the system is optimized for faster patient throughput,
        flexibility, and increased usability.

"The Nexus product offering can be integrated into any X-ray room, extending the lifetime of existing equipment, reducing time to market for new system development, and providing a budget-friendly solution for today's market," Kimmel said.

About Varian Medical Systems

Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is a premier supplier of tubes and digital detectors for X-ray imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications and also supplies X-ray imaging products for cargo screening and industrial inspection. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 6,400 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and 72 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter.

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