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Varian Medical Systems Announces Symposia on RapidArc Technology for Faster, More Precise Radiotherapy Treatments
Date:2/20/2008

, electron and respiratory-gated treatments.

"No other company offers this level of options for customizing treatments according to each patient's specific needs on one treatment machine. Doctors can utilize the advances of RapidArc for prostate and head and neck treatments, and still offer world-class fixed beam IMRT treatments with motion management for lung and breast tumors and electron treatments for patients with superficial lesions."

The first symposium has already taken place in Dallas, Texas and future events are scheduled for Orlando, FL. (February 28th); Newport Beach, CA. (March 18th); Chicago, IL. (May 3rd); Boston, MA.(May 7th); Philadelphia, PA. (June 12th); and Toronto, Canada (date tbc). External speakers have included Dr. Karl Otto, PhD, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver and Dr. Cedric Yu, ScD, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. These symposia are intended exclusively for medical professionals.

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 4,600 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America and Europe and in its 60 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com/.

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