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2011-10-31 07:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CMEF Booth #H2-D16 -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc., (NYSE: VAR) a premier supplier of X-ray tubes and digital X-ray detectors, is pleased to announce its participation at the China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) in Fuzhou, Fuzhou Province, China, October 31 - Nov 03, 2011. Varian will showcase two major product lines; PaxScan® flat panel digital detectors and PaxPower(TM) X-ray tubes to include: The...

2011-10-17 10:00:00

CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Radiosurgery Society(TM) (RSS), a non-profit organization of medical professionals dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and radiosurgery (SRS), will hold its Scientific Meeting on February 23-25 at the La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif. Formerly The CyberKnife® Society(TM) (CKS), the newly-named Radiosurgery Society has been expanded to serve as a forum...

2011-10-07 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third quarter of 2011, Elekta continued its domination of the number one ranking in MD Buyline's user satisfaction surveys by earning the top overall composite rankings in all vital business areas: stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), linear accelerators (tie with another provider), oncology information systems (OIS) and treatment planning systems (TPS). For six consecutive quarters, Elekta has placed first in 23 of 24 quarterly results, trending...

2011-10-06 07:00:00

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Image-guided stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) can be an effective and feasible approach for treating up to three spinal metastases, according to an international team of researchers reporting on the results of a recently concluded multi-institutional phase II trial. Samuel Ryu, M.D., head of neuro- and spinal oncology at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, who served as principal investigator for the trial, reported the results yesterday...

2011-10-05 11:30:00

MIAMI, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Early results from a prospective Phase II trial presented today at the American Society of Radiation Oncology 53rd annual meeting show that patients with low-risk prostate cancer who were treated with radiosurgery using treatment technologies from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) and Calypso Medical Systems had favorable health-related quality of life scores and minimal toxicities. Patients in the study received stereotactic body radiotherapy...

2011-10-04 08:57:00

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTRO Booth #825 -- Tuesday, October 4 at 10:30 a.m. ET, during the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 53rd Annual Meeting, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Elekta will present the Sandy B. Muller Breast Cancer Foundation with a check. The company's activities at ASTRO raised a total of $50,000 for the Miami-based organization. In addition to contributing the proceeds from ticket sales for the Elekta Charity Bash on...

2011-10-03 15:39:23

Radiosurgery is a non-invasive medical procedure in which focused beams of high-energy X-rays target tumors and other abnormalities in the body. A single large dose of radiation is capable of ablating a lesion that might not be amenable to surgical removal. However, some radiosurgery systems, such as the CyberKnife (CK), can be relatively time-consuming because the treatment planning requires the delivery of up to several hundred cone-shaped beams to adequately cover an irregularly shaped...

2011-10-03 11:02:00

MIAMI and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 53(rd) Annual Meeting --Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), the premier radiation oncology company, today announced that the company is unveiling several enhancements to its CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System and TomoTherapy® Radiation Therapy System as well as rolling out its Diamond Plus Service Program to TomoTherapy customers* at The...

2011-09-29 12:24:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) ranked first in overall performance among oncology information system vendors in a 2011 performance report released last month by KLAS, a research firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting on the performance of healthcare technology vendors.(1) Varian's ARIA® software, which is designed to manage a range of clinical, administrative, and financial activities in the...

2011-09-28 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- By the end of 2011, as many as nine U.S. medical centers will be offering multi-session Gamma Knife® surgery with Extend(TM) to treat patients with larger tumors or lesions close to critical structures located in the brain and skull base. Extend technology allows clinicians to non-invasively immobilize the patient's head, making repeatable or multi-fraction Gamma Knife surgery feasible for these cases. Used with Leksell Gamma...