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Varian Medical Systems and BrainLAB to Showcase Novalis Tx(TM) Platform for Non-Invasive Image-Guided Radiosurgery
Date:1/26/2009

lung cancer--both operable and inoperable.

"Preliminary studies suggest that stereotactic body radiation offers us a good chance of achieving 85 to 90 percent local tumor control rates in the treatment of early-stage lung cancer," says Martin Fuss, MD, director of the image-guided radiation therapy program at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Dr. Fuss began using Novalis Tx to perform radiosurgery on patients with lung and other forms of cancer last October.

About the Novalis Tx Platform

The Novalis Tx platform combines the most advanced technologies available from Varian Medical Systems, the world's foremost provider of medical devices and software for treating cancer, and BrainLAB, a leader in software-driven medical technologies for precise and non-invasive surgical procedures. It incorporates a powerful linear accelerator, which rotates around the patient to target surgical beams at tumors from virtually any angle. A set of sophisticated image guidance and motion management tools provide clinicians with detailed information about the shape, size, and position of the targeted lesion, guide patient set up and positioning, and monitor motion during treatment.

For surgery on moving tumors in or near the lungs, the Novalis Tx includes devices for fine beam shaping and synchronizing treatment with the patient's breathing patterns.

"Using Novalis Tx, clinics can treat twice the number of patients per day than with any other stereotactic radiosurgery system on the market," says Dow Wilson, president of Varian's Oncology Systems business. "The speed and versatility of this technology make Novalis Tx the most cost-effective solution for offering advanced radiosurgical treatments to lung cancer patients and others who can benefit."

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