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

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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, radiother
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