Navigation Links
Leading Turkish Hospital Group Selects Varian Equipment for Major Expansion
Date:8/10/2009

ISTANBUL, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The first hospital group in Turkey to offer cancer patients advanced RapidArc(TM) radiotherapy treatments has acquired four additional treatment machines from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Acibadem Healthcare Group, based in Istanbul, has expanded its radiotherapy facilities in Turkey from three to five with new centers in Adana and Kayseri.

RapidArc treatments have commenced at Acibadem's Maslak Hospital in Istanbul, enabling the hospital to extend more advanced care to more patients. Doctors at Maslak are using the technology to carry out image-guided IMRT (intensity modulated radiotherapy) treatments on a range of tumors.

RapidArc delivers a precise and efficient treatment in single or multiple arcs of the medical linear accelerator around the patient and makes it possible to deliver image-guided IMRT two to eight times faster than is possible with conventional IMRT. Faster treatments allow for greater precision, since there is less chance of patient or tumor movement during treatment delivery and, with less time on the treatment couch, also allow for greater patient comfort.

Dr. Enis Ozyar, M.D., professor of radiation oncology with Acibadem Healthcare Group, said, "Our group continually invests in the latest technology and we seek to offer the most advanced cancer care in Turkey," said Dr. Ozyar. "We are delighted to be the first in the country to offer RapidArc treatments.

"Having departments equipped by Varian brings tremendous advantages to our group and our patients, because all our centers are integrated and connected and remote access is possible to all planning and patient information systems. It makes it easier for our professionals to deliver treatments by standardizing treatment protocols and plans."

Acibadem Healthcare Group established its first radiotherapy center in Turkey in 2005, siting two Varian Clinac(R) linear accelerators in Istanbul Kozyatagi Hospital. A second center equipped with two more Clinac accelerators was opened in Bursa in April last year, while the third - and largest - radiotherapy facility was established in at Istanbul's Maslak Hospital earlier this year, with a Trilogy(R) unit for radiosurgery and a Clinac accelerator with RapidArc capability, along with a VariSource(R) HDR (high dose rate) brachytherapy unit. Each site has a suite of Varian's ARIA(TM) oncology information management software and Eclipse(TM) treatment planning software.

The two new departments in Adana and Kayseri have just commenced treatments, matching Maslak with a Trilogy, a Clinac, a VariSource and full suites of software. With their new equipment and software, all five hospitals in the Acibadem Healthcare Group are able to offer IMRT and IGRT. The group placed orders for the new equipment and software in March.

"Acibadem Healthcare Group has quickly become one of our most significant customers in Europe, demonstrating a commitment to improving treatment excellence," says Michael Sandhu, head of Varian's Oncology Systems business in Europe. "We are delighted that Acibadem is ensuring that an increasing number of Turkish cancer patients will gain access to advanced radiotherapy treatments."

    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, 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, China, and Europe and in its 79 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com/


'/>"/>
SOURCE Varian Medical Systems
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The ScottCare Corporation Completes Acquisition of Rozinn Electronics, a Leading Manufacturer of Cardiac Diagnostic Products
2. Omnicom Acquires Leading Healthcare Marketing Communications Firm in China
3. Leading Child Abuse Center Releases Back to School Tips to Protect Children From Internet Predators
4. Leading-edge body sensor could help produce sporting champions
5. Hospital Quality Info on Web Can Be Misleading
6. AT&T Establishes New Network Services for Leading Medical Liability Insurer
7. Video and Photo: Leading CEOs Launch Alliance With American Red Cross to Strengthen Nations Preparedness for Disasters
8. FDA Approves Expanded Labeling for Campath(R) to Include First-line Treatment for Leading Form of Adult Leukemia
9. Sentillion Positioned in Visionaries Quadrant in Leading Industry Analyst Firms User Provisioning Magic Quadrant
10. Leading Asthma and Allergy Author and Counselor Joins The HealthCentral Network As Expert
11. Long Term Care Insurance Gains Momentum Thanks to State Promotions, a Leading Brokerage Reports
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Park Cities Pet Sitter ... or adjacent to the 75204, 75205, 75206, 75209, 75219, 75220, 75225, 75229, 75230, 75231 ... Bluffview, Midway Hollow, North Dallas, Plano, Preston Hollow and Park Cities areas of the ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... 03, 2016 , ... For the sixth consecutive year, Crawford ... (ICT) companies in the annual Branham300 listing. For 23 years, the Branhan300 has ... by revenue. , “We are honored to be on the Branham300 list ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... availability of the latest release of DocAve 6 Service Pack (SP) 7, ... organizations migrate to SharePoint 2016 and take advantage of the platform’s latest features ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Hydra Skin Sciences, a top-rated skincare company ... a revolutionary new anti-aging skin care product that integrates Snow Algae Powder ... sold over seventy-five thousand units worldwide within the first two months of release. , ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... premiered the state-of-the-art Carnival Vista – the line’s largest cruise ship ever. ... Web has created an infographic spotlighting the Carnival Vista ’s most ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson ... woman who says its talc-based powder products caused ovarian ... $5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million ... ) , This is the second ... February, the same court awarded $72 million to the ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... 2016  Forté Elements, LLC (Forté) is excited to announce the launch of its ... nutritional needs of recovery for a variety of clinical conditions. Founded in 2013, Forté ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160502/362548 Logo -  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160502/362547LOGO ... ... ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... Leading Economies with Fastest Real GDP Annual Percentage Change, 2015  ... 7.8 India 7.3, , Source: IMF and TechSci Research   ... Brazil , Russia , India ... , registered the fastest GDP growth during the first decade of the 21 ... in Brazil and Russia , along ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: