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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah International Research Center Signs With Varian Medical Systems and IMRIS for Future Technology for Use in Radiotherapy
Date:11/2/2010

er physician confidence and more accurate treatments with both external beam and brachytherapy applications," noted Dr. Suliman Al-Ghamdi of NGHA.  "This technology represents a revolution in radiation therapy and we are proud to participate as a leader in this new field."

As part of the agreement, NGHA will participate in aspects of the development of this revolutionary technology and will consult with Varian and IMRIS on the clinical implementation of the new technology.

"There are many challenges to be addressed and the MR-Linac solution is a great opportunity for innovation in the field," commented Dr. Abdelhamid Saoudi, Chief Medical Physicist at NGHA Jeddah.  "We look forward to contributing to the overall solution in the developmental phase and maximizing the clinical utility in a busy radiation therapy practice."

The joint development of the MRgRT system between Varian and IMRIS was announced earlier this Fall.  Following the successful completion of the development stage of this project, and subject to necessary regulatory approvals, the companies anticipate co-branding the new MR-guided radiation therapy suite and leveraging Varian's global presence and leadership position in the fields of radiotherapy and radiosurgery to market the new product.  

About National Guard Health Affairs National Guard Health Affairs (NGHA) with its 4 Regional hospitals has made a clear determination to improve the health care delivery to its patients. NGHA believes that supporting health related research will have a major impact on the quality of both patient and community health care.  For this reason King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) was established with a clear vision to be a leading Research Institute for the translational health science research. NGHA, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) and KAIMRC appreciate the enormity and the effort required which is bei
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