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Varian and BrainLAB Announce Rapid Uptake of Powerful and Versatile Radiosurgery Platform
Date:1/24/2008

s patient positioning for more rapid, effective, and comfortable treatments.

"Novalis Tx has the dose delivery rate, advanced imaging, and high definition beam shaping capability needed to offer faster, more precise, more comfortable radiosurgical procedures for our patients," said Fang-Fang Yin, Ph. D., professor and director of radiation physics at Duke University School of Medicine, which is completing the installation of a Novalis Tx.

Unlike other radiosurgical devices, Novalis Tx allows multiple beam energies from 6 to 20 million electron volts for treating deep-seated tumors and sparing surrounding healthy tissue more effectively. Clinics can treat twice the number of patients per day than with any other stereotactic radiosurgery system on the market. "The speed coupled with the precise beam shaping and advanced imaging capabilities make the most advanced radiosurgical treatments more affordable for hospitals and their patients," adds Dow Wilson.

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 4,400 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/.

About BrainLAB

BrainLAB develops, manufactures and markets software-driv
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