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2012-03-21 02:24:41

BEIJING, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), a leading manufacturer of medical devices for treating cancer with radiotherapy, will exhibit the full spectrum of the company's advanced clinical capabilities and technologies at the 24th International Medical Instruments and Equipment Exhibition (ChinaMed), taking place here later this month. Varian will also co-sponsor a day-long "Advances in Radiation Oncology" symposium, and will present...

2012-03-21 02:24:08

BEIJING, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 24th International Medical Instruments & Equipment (ChinaMed) Exhibition, March 23-25 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, Elekta (booth #3A001) will showcase its comprehensive range of oncology solutions and demonstrate its preeminence as the dominant provider of radiation therapy technology in China. In the last five years, Elekta has concentrated resources to support China's unprecedented initiatives to modernize...

2012-03-20 02:24:13

CLEVELAND, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewRay(TM) Incorporated, a privately held medical device company, today announced the addition of Michael Brandt as senior vice president of sales. A veteran of the radiation therapy and medical imaging industries, Brandt will lay the groundwork for ViewRay's worldwide sales and marketing programs as the company prepares for the commercialization of its MRI-guided radiotherapy system. ViewRay's treatment planning and delivery software received 510(k)...

2012-03-16 08:50:41

ATLANTA, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sultan Kosen won't be posting new world records for height anymore, but that's just fine with him. The Gamma Knife® radiosurgery the 29-year-old Turkish man had in August 2010 has successfully stopped his growth at the height of 8 ft 3 in (251 cm). Mr. Kosen, who suffered the effects of acromegaly, has held the title of "World's Tallest Living Human" since September 2009, when his 8 ft plus stature edged 7 ft 9 in Xiu Xung from China. In an item...

2012-03-13 07:00:00

CLEVELAND, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewRay(TM) Incorporated, a privately held medical device company, has closed the final tranche of a $45 million round of Series C venture capital financing. Institutional investors include Aisling Capital, Fidelity Biosciences, Kearny Venture Partners, OrbiMed Advisors and Siemens Venture Capital (SVC) GmbH. The ViewRay system is designed as the first comprehensive image-guided radiation therapy system, providing a patented combination of...

2012-03-08 05:00:00

GALWAY, Ireland, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Soft tissue imaging with 3D ultrasound both at therapy simulation and just before treatment has transformed prostate radiotherapy at University Hospital Galway (UHG). The majority of radiotherapy patients with prostate cancer who visit the clinic will benefit from a new technology that can accurately track the prostate's position before each treatment. The Elekta Clarity® 3D system provides ultrasound-assisted image guidance to radiation...

2012-03-01 08:00:00

SYDNEY, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a single bound, Nepean Cancer Care Centre (NCCC) leaped from traditional 3D conformal radiation therapy for its prostate cancer cases to a dramatically faster therapy delivery method, Elekta VMAT (Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy), a technique that is even quicker with Elekta's new Integrity(TM) R1.1 sixth generation digital control system. NCCC physicians treated their first patient with prostate cancer using Integrity on December 13, 2011, and have...

2012-02-24 13:26:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brainlab, a leader in software-driven medical technology including radiosurgery treatment planning systems, and Radion, a leader in healthcare eCollaboration solutions for oncology clinics and hospitals, announced today their collaboration to provide an integrated radiation therapy patient management solution including advanced image sharing and enrichment tools. With the Brainlab-Radion partnership, radiation therapy centers are able to more...

2012-02-23 05:00:00

SINGEN, Germany, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A video display on the door of Lake Constance Radiation Oncology Centre (Singen, Germany) includes the message "Let the Sun Shine," exhorting patients to think positively and have sunny thoughts despite the reason for their visit to this Southern Germany clinic. The message might as well also signify a plea for cloudless skies, as the radiotherapy center's lights, treatment systems and other machines and systems get a major percentage of their...

2012-02-22 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), a world leader in cancer therapy technology, is exhibiting a new release of its ARIA® Oncology Information System, designed to improve ease of use and interoperability with the company's Eclipse(TM) treatment planning software. The new software is being shown at the 2012 annual conference of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) here this week (Booth 5737). ARIA 11 has also...