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Varian Medical Systems Equips Three Leading Cancer Centers in Istanbul with Advanced Radiotherapy Technology
Date:5/6/2010

facilities for the growing cancer population."

For many years, Turkey's radiotherapy infrastructure consisted of older Cobalt machines and only about 40 linear accelerators for a population of 70 million people. After considerable private and state investment over the past three years, there are now 110 linear accelerators in operation, with plans to acquire a further 80.

"Within the framework of this national investment, doctors are keen to offer their patients the newest treatment techniques. RapidArc has proven to be a highly preferred option, as the clinical and workflow benefits are clear," adds Tolgay Kurt.

RapidArc delivers a volumetric intensity-modulated radiation therapy treatment in a single or multiple arcs of the treatment machine around the patient and makes it possible to deliver advanced image-guided intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) two to eight times faster than is possible with conventional IMRT. As well as allowing for a more comfortable experience for patients with less time on the treatment couch, faster delivery also allows for reduced chances of patient motion during treatment, which helps to protect nearby healthy tissue and critical organs.

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. V
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