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Prostate Cancer Patient Receives First RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatment at Major Danish Hospital
Date:6/17/2009

HERLEV, Denmark, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading Danish cancer hospital has treated its first patient using RapidArc(R) radiotherapy after installing eight advanced radiotherapy treatment machines from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) of Palo Alto, California. Herlev Hospital, to the north-west of Copenhagen, delivered the fast and efficient RapidArc treatment to a prostate cancer patient using a Clinac(R) iX linear accelerator.

The treatment comes just two years after the hospital selected Varian to replace its entire treatment machine and software infrastructure because the equipment was unable to carry out advanced image-guided treatments. "We are delighted with the rapidity of implementation," says Poul Geertsen, head of radiotherapy at Herlev Hospital. "The transition from our previous equipment to an overall Varian solution has been smooth and has enabled us to be among the first hospitals in Europe to offer RapidArc treatments."

"All our treatment personnel were pleased with the speed and ease of the first treatment and the patient responded well," adds Brian Holch Kristensen, chief physicist. "We now have RapidArc capability on six of our eight linear accelerators and we hope to soon routinely carry out more prostate treatments before expanding our RapidArc program to include other pelvic and head & neck treatments."

RapidArc delivers a precise and efficient treatment in single or multiple arcs of the treatment machine around the patient and makes it possible to deliver image-guided IMRT times 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.

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