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Leading Dutch Cancer Center Commences Treatments Using New TrueBeam from Varian Medical Systems
Date:9/13/2010

nced image-guided IMRT two to eight times faster than is possible with conventional IMRT. Since its introduction, Varian has installed more than 500 RapidArc systems in cancer centers globally.  

"We are delighted to now become only the second oncology center in Europe, after Zurich University Hospital, to treat clinically using TrueBeam," adds Prof. Slotman, who will be presenting research findings into both RapidArc and TrueBeam treatments at the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) exhibition in Barcelona this week. "We now have cone beam CT scans and RapidArc on all six treatments machines in the department, which allows us to use the new technologies for large groups of patients."

Designed to advance the treatment of lung, breast, prostate, head and neck, and other types of cancer, the TrueBeam platform for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery as introduced in April as the first fully-integrated system designed from the ground up to treat a moving target with unprecedented speed and accuracy. A second TrueBeam system is currently being installed at VU University Medical Center and is due to enter clinical operation in November.

Editorial contact: Neil Madle, Varian Medical Systems, +44 7786 526068

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 5,200 people who are lo
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