Jan 24, 2013
PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the company's Edge™ radiosurgery suite, a new dedicated system for performing advanced radiosurgery using innovative real-time tumor tracking and motion management technologies.
"The Edge suite represents a new paradigm in radiosurgery, offering clinicians a system that combines Varian's world-class technologies in an end-to-end solution for planning and delivering radiosurgery treatments," said Chris Toth, vice president of marketing for Varian's Oncology Systems business. "It integrates Varian's state-of-the-art radiosurgery technology with tools for real-time imaging, tracking, and patient positioning. It enables fast, accurate delivery of stereotactic radiosurgery for treating lesions, tumors, and conditions anywhere in the body where radiotherapy is indicated, including tumors of the lung, prostate, spine and brain."
Recent FDA 510(k) clearances cover the following technologies that are integrated into the Edge radiosurgery suite. These new technologies are also being made available as upgrades to other compatible Varian systems:
One optional Edge suite subcomponent is still pending FDA 510(k) clearance: Calypso anchored Beacon® transponders for implantation in the lung to guide lung radiosurgery procedures.
Note to editors: high resolution images of the EDGE radiosurgery suite are available at this URL: http://varian.mediaroom.com/image-gallery?mode=gallery&cat=2874.
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, digital detectors, and image processing workstations for X-ray imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications and also supplies high-energy X-ray devices for cargo screening and non-destructive testing applications. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 6,200 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and approximately 70 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com or follow us on Twitter.
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