Varian Medical Systems Spotlights Industry-Leading Motion Management and
Radiosurgery Technologies at ESTRO 2013 in Geneva
Full range of equipment and software for the precision treatment of cancer
exhibited at the Geneva Convention Center
GENEVA, Switzerland, April 18, 2013
GENEVA, Switzerland, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Booths 5000/4700 – Varian
Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR), the world leader in radiotherapy equipment and
software, will demonstrate its full range of radiotherapy delivery systems and
software at the 2^nd ESTRO (European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology)
Forum, taking place April 19^th-22^nd. The Varian booth will feature the
company's technology and products for radiotherapy, radiosurgery,
brachytherapy, and proton therapy.
Varian's TrueBeam™ platform for fast and precise radiotherapy and radiosurgery
will be on display along with the RapidArc® image-guided intensity-modulated
radiotherapy system, the PerfectPitch™ six-degrees-of-freedom couch, and the
Calypso® 'GPS for the Body' system, all of which are aimed at helping
clinicians to deliver treatments faster and more precisely.
Visitors to the Varian booth can also learn more about the company's new EDGE*
Radiosurgery™ treatment system, Varian's first dedicated, fully integrated
end-to-end solution for planning and delivering advanced radiosurgery
treatments using new real-time tumor tracking technology and motion management
"The next big advances in radiotherapy and radiosurgery involve continuing
improvements in how motion is monitored and tumors are tracked during
treatments and Varian continues to offer our most advanced clinical
capabilities," said Rolf Staehelin, head of international marketing for
Varian's Oncology Systems business. "The ESTRO forum enables Varian to
showcase advances in treatment speed and precision."
The latest version of the ARIA® oncology information management suite will
also be exhibited. This comprehensive paperless system was designed to
streamline clinical, financial, and administrative processes in cancer care,
with the aim of making radiation and medical oncology departments more
efficient and cost-effective. It can be configured to guide clinical personnel
through their daily tasks by automatically activating the next step in a
process as each step is completed.
Varian will demonstrate new features in its Eclipse™ treatment planning
software that make planning more straightforward and intuitive, including
SmartSegmentation® Knowledge-Based Contouring that expedites the process of
outlining tumors as well as surrounding healthy organs for planning
Visitors to the Varian booth can learn about the company's EnVision Better
Cancer Care™ global strategic partnership with Siemens Healthcare. Varian and
Siemens represent each other's products for radiation oncology customers
globally and the two companies are investigating opportunities for joint
development of new products for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery.
Varian is also spotlighting its new respiratory gating system for Siemens CT
scanners. In addition, in March, Siemens received 510(k) clearance from the
FDA for ARIA connectivity to Siemens ONCOR and PRIMUS linear accelerators,
giving Siemens customers a wider choice as aging accelerators are due for
replacement. Visitors will be able to learn more about this connectivity
between Varian's ARIA software and Siemens medical linear accelerators
directly at the Varian and Siemens booths.
Varian BrachyTherapy will be highlighting further integration between the
company's family of afterloader systems and the ARIA oncology information
suite, focusing on the system's dose tracking capability, as well as
displaying the company's fast and flexible brachytherapy treatment planning
systems BrachyVision™, VariSeed™ and Vitesse™.
The Varian booth is also spotlighting the company's ProBeam™* proton therapy
system which is being installed in new proton therapy clinics globally. The
ProBeam system incorporates pencil-beam scanning technology, which optimizes
the dose applied to every point within the area being treated. Several new
ProBeam features will be demonstrated in the Varian booth, including a new
user interface, a more compact robotic patient positioner and advanced imaging
capabilities for precise patient setup verification and correction utilizing
planar kV imaging and 3-D cone-beam CT imaging.
The show kicks off with a Varian Oncology Summit held at nearby Uptown Geneva
on Friday April 19^th, attracting more than 400 oncology professionals. Held
in combination with Siemens Healthcare, this educational event will feature up
to thirty scientific talks from physicists, clinicians and other healthcare
professionals, examining advances in radiotherapy and radiosurgery.
A Varian symposium will take place on Sunday April 21^st, focusing on the next
steps in stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR), a type of
radiosurgery used for indications like lung and liver cancer. This event
features presentations on the clinical implementation of Varian's Calypso
tumor-tracking technology at Washington University in St. Louis, U.S.,
advanced SABR treatments for lung cancer at VU University Medical Center in
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and applications of Knowledge-Based Contouring at
the MAASTRO Clinic in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The symposium will be
chaired by Dr. Marta Scorsetti from Humanitas Clinic in Milan, Italy.
*CE mark and international registrations pending for EDGE Radiosurgery and
ProBeam. Not available for sale in all markets.
Editorial contact: Neil Madle, Varian Medical Systems, +44 7786 526068
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
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