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Doctors in New Hampshire Now Treating Cancer with Non-Invasive Image-Guided Radiosurgery Using Novalis Tx(TM) Technology
Date:5/26/2009

alis Tx platform made it possible for us to treat Donald's lung tumor," said Dr. Mahadevan. "It incorporates all the tools for both the imaging and dose delivery steps, which makes the process very smooth for us and for our patients. It enabled us to verify the position of the tumor prior to each treatment and deliver the dose in a way that aims to avoid other tissues already weakened by the patient's chronic pulmonary disease. The Novalis Tx is an exceptional machine for treating tumors and malignancies in highly sensitive areas of the body."

The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2008, doctors diagnosed 215,020 new cases of lung cancer in the US, with over 1,040 occurring in New Hampshire, and 1,330 occurring in Maine.

About Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, a not for profit, acute care hospital, is one of the fastest growing acute care hospitals in New Hampshire and the busiest in the Seacoast region. Specialties include the regional Seacoast Cancer Center offering a wide range of medical and radiation oncology services; the daVinci Robotic Surgical System for GYN, Urologic, General and Thoracic Surgery; a Wound Healing Institute with Hyperbaric Oxygen; CHaD at WDH, an outpatient pediatric specialty medicine center; a comprehensive Women and Children's Center for birthing and inpatient pediatric services, Integrative Therapies and Palliative Care inpatient and outpatient programs.

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
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