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Clinical Experts Describe Radiosurgical Advances for Brain, Breast, and Spinal Cancers
Date:11/16/2010

ain radiosurgery procedure within 15 minutes using Varian's new TrueBeam™ system, according to Arno J. Mundt, MD, professor and chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Diego.  This type of treatment would typically take more than an hour using other systems for stereotactic radiosurgery.  "The actual 'beam on,' or treatment time, once we completed imaging, was only 61.8 seconds," Mundt said.   "We can perform these procedures very efficiently using TrueBeam to significantly reduce the time patients spend in treatment."  

About Varian Medical Systems

Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California,  (NYSE: VAR) 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 5,200 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and approximately 70 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com.

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