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Varian Medical Systems to Unveil RapidArc(TM) Volumetric Arc Therapy and Other Products Designed to Speed Delivery of Precision Radiotherapy and Brachytherapy
Date:10/25/2007

eatment planning software. This platform features the highest dose delivery rates in the industry, dynamic beam shaping, and frameless patient positioning for more rapid, effective, and comfortable treatments. "Together, we are offering radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons and other medical specialists the sharpest knife available for radiosurgery," said Tim Guertin, CEO of Varian.

-- Varian's new iX line of HDR afterloaders and VariSeed(TM) treatment planning software, which are designed to enhance accuracy and streamline the planning and delivery of brachytherapy treatments.

-- Eclipse(TM) treatment planning, with its Smart Segmentation(TM) automatic contouring and beam angle optimization tools, as well as proton spot scanning*, which makes it possible to modulate the beam's intensity to produce optimized proton dose distributions in three dimensions.

-- The ARIA(TM) Oncology Information System with comprehensive electronic medical records (EMR) for medical and radiation oncology treatment facilities.

"Across our entire product portfolio, we have focused our development on speeding up highly targeted treatments," said Dow Wilson, president of

Varian's Oncology Systems business. "These new offerings make this a pivotal year for Varian."

Users' Meeting and Emerging Technologies Symposium

In addition to its exhibit at ASTRO, Varian is sponsoring two additional events during the meeting:

(1) Users' Meeting on Saturday, October 27, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, with a focus on optimal workflow practices for image-guided radiotherapy. Topics will include efficient planning for complex cases, optimizing technology in an all-Varian or mixed-vendor environment, and managing information in a digital (paperless) environment.

(2) Emerging Technologies Symposium, Tuesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Billy W. Loo, Jr., MD, of Stanford University, will talk
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