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2012-01-23 07:00:00

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), the world leader in radiotherapy, is spotlighting its family of advanced treatment machines and integrated software solutions at the 2012 Arab Health Congress and Exhibition over the next four days. The Varian exhibit (Sheikh Saeed Hall, Booth No. S3-E40) focuses on latest developments and future innovations in Varian's complete line of medical linear accelerators - including the fast...

2012-01-16 18:54:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Brainlab announced the 500th sale of its ExacTrac® patient positioning system for frameless radiosurgery. The scale of uptake highlights physicians continued focus on adopting clinically proven systems for high-precision cancer treatments and their ongoing investment in ensuring access to advanced radiation therapy for patients. The ExacTrac® system, first developed almost a decade ago, has been proven consistent and...

2012-01-11 07:00:00

TOKYO, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), a world leader in radiotherapy equipment and software for the treatment of cancer, has established its first education center in Tokyo, Japan, to train radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and technologists who work with Varian's cancer treatment systems. In addition, the company has established a clinical contact center (Help Desk), to provide phone support for Varian's customers in Japan. These services are...

2012-01-10 13:51:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has received FDA 510(k) clearance for a new radiotherapy treatment planning tool designed to work with the company's market leading Eclipse(TM) treatment planning software to reduce the amount of time needed for planning advanced treatments. "In order to create a customized treatment plan, a clinician must take the patient's anatomical images and identify and outline the tumor and nearby...

2011-12-20 11:00:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Among oncology software products, customers ranked Elekta first for its MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System (OIS) in a survey by KLAS, an independent research firm. The recently released 2011 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services* report showed that MOSAIQ scored 79.1 out of 100 and 88 percent of customers indicated they would buy again. The report, which puts MOSAIQ at the top for 2011, is a summary of performance data...

2011-12-09 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With a score of 94.4 out of 100, Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion(TM) is "practically perfect in every way," ranking at the top among six advanced radiation therapy systems, according to KLAS research firm's recently released customer survey, Radiation Therapy 2011: A Dose of New Technology. The Elekta Infinity(TM) radiation treatment system garnered the #2 ranking with a score of 84.4, improving its score over the 2010...

2011-11-23 07:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- South Hall, Booth 6212 - Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) is introducing a new line of PaxPower(TM) X-ray tubes that offer the heat management capabilities of conventional X-ray tubes in a much smaller and lighter package. The PaxPower(TM) tubes are designed to be paired with the company's PaxScan® digital detectors for filmless imaging, and will be debuted in Varian's exhibit at the annual meeting of the Radiological...

2011-11-22 08:00:00

LEEDS, England, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Setting the pace in the United Kingdom for lung SBRT treatments, clinicians at the St. James's University Hospital are becoming increasingly adept in managing respiratory motion and accurately targeting mobile lung tumors, a difficult task before the introduction of advanced technology. For many of the more than 200 patients treated, St. James's doctors have used Elekta's Symmetry(TM) solution, 4D image guidance technology that...

2011-10-31 08:00:00

SYDNEY, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To successfully irradiate a moving lung tumor requires doctors to find a way either to stop the tumor from moving or a means to compensate for its motion. On September 8, clinicians at Prince of Wales Hospital Cancer Centre (Randwick, New South Wales) chose the second option, using Elekta's Symmetry(TM) respiratory motion management software for the first time to treat a 75-year-old male patient with a tumor that moved back and forth with...

2011-10-31 07:00:00

MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Europe's leading cancer centers will be offering radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments using fast and precise TrueBeam systems from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). The Maastro Clinic has acquired three TrueBeam systems for its main site in Maastricht and a satellite site in nearby Venlo as part of a project to replace all its equipment and software from an incumbent supplier. "This will make a big improvement to the...