Jul 23, 2009
ANAHEIM, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) will showcase a wide spectrum of new and updated products that improve and simplify the processes of radiotherapy and radiosurgery. Among the products on display will be a new version of the Eclipse™ radiotherapy treatment planning system, with five new features that enhance the product's speed, precision, and clinical flexibility. The new software release received FDA 510(k) clearance at the end of June.
Eclipse now incorporates the following features:
"Each of these new capabilities either speeds up the planning process, brings biological data into the optimization equation, enhances accuracy, or adds flexibility," said Jeff Amacker, director of clinical solutions. "No two patients and no two tumors are alike. We are committed to providing clinicians with the flexibility and the tools they need to choose the optimal treatment approach for each and every patient, and then deliver that treatment."
Varian will also exhibit other products and capabilities at the 2009 meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), taking place here from July 26-30, including:
Varian's AAPM exhibit will also feature two demonstration stations:
Varian Sponsored Users Meeting at AAPM
Prior to the start of the AAPM meeting, Varian Medical Systems will sponsor a Users Meeting at the Anaheim Hilton on Saturday, July 25, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Topics will include: technological advances in radiation oncology; RapidArc™ radiotherapy (clinical implementation and QA considerations); developing IGRT protocols; and BrachyVision Acuros™ treatment planning for heterogeneity-based HDR dose calculations. For more information about this event, visit http://www.varian.com/us/oncology/resources/events/aapm2009.html.
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, proton therapy, 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 5,100 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and approximately 79 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com.
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Varian Medical Systems Meryl Ginsberg, (650) 424-6444
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