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Varian Medical Systems Spotlights Fully Integrated Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy at PTCOG 2011 Meeting
Date:5/6/2011

ient positioner and advanced imaging capabilities for precise patient setup verification and correction utilizing planar imaging and 3D kV cone CT imaging.

"With the introduction of pencil beam scanning, the workflow of proton therapy has already become significantly more efficient," says Karmalawy. "The introduction of the new user interface, the patient positioner and imaging enhancements make this system easier to use for clinicians, building on our workflow expertise in conventional radiotherapy."

Varian has equipped the Rinecker Proton Therapy Centre (RPTC) in Munich, site of the world's first clinical IMPT treatments. Construction work is currently underway at the Scripps Proton Therapy Center in San Diego, which will also be equipped with Varian hardware and software. The company has also been named preferred supplier for a number of other proton therapy ventures globally.

"Varian is entirely committed to proton therapy and brings the same integrated, automated and versatile approach to protons as it has for many years of leadership in radiation therapy," says Lester Boeh, head of Varian's emerging businesses group.

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, 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 5,500 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, an
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