PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) will be displaying its extensive range of radiotherapy and brachytherapy technology advancements at the annual American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, later this week. Varian can be found on Booths 34 and 35.
In advance of the show, Varian is hosting an educational symposium on February 24th focusing on the practical implementation of high dose rate brachytherapy for prostate and gynecological cancer. Dr. James McGee, MD, from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL and Dr. Catheryn Yashar, MD, of the University of California, San Diego Medical Center in LaJolla, CA., will detail a number of clinical experiences and focus on treatment planning techniques and treatment workflow.
"We are delighted that two such eminent clinicians will be on hand to share their experiences of offering high dose rate brachytherapy treatments to cancer patients using Varian equipment and software," says Hosea Mitchell, head of Varian's brachytherapy business. "It is important for Varian, as the world leader in radiation oncology equipment and software, to be present at the American College of Radiation Oncology meeting and we are pleased to extend our partnership with this key organization."
Varian will also be highlighting its leading external beam technologies in a sponsored symposium at the show on February 25th. Techniques for intensity-modulated radiotherapy, image-guided radiotherapy, stereotactic body radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and RapidArc® volumetric modulated arc therapy will be described in a symposium with experts including Dr. McGee and Dr. John Fiveash, MD, of the University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL.
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 5,000 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and approximately 79 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com.
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