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Varian Medical Systems to Highlight the Latest Digital Detectors, X-ray Tubes and Cancer Treatment Technology at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting in Chicago
Date:11/27/2009

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Booth - 3646/South Hall A - Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), a premier supplier of X-ray tubes and flat panel digital image detectors, will exhibit its full range of detectors at the RSNA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ill. from November 29 - December 3, 2009. Varian will also be exhibiting X-ray tube technology for multiple modalities as well as specialized cancer treatment technologies.

Varian's exhibit will showcase the latest X-ray technology including:

  • A broad array of X-ray tubes with applications for CT scanners, radiographic/fluoroscopic imaging, special procedures and mammography.
  • PaxScan dynamic X-ray detectors designed for use in cardiology, angiography, cone-beam CT, surgical C-arms, and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT).
  • PaxScan radiographic X-ray detectors intended for use in capturing large fields of view, with applications in radiographic tables, wall stands, and mobile imaging systems.

"We've expanded our PaxScan portfolio and added a 43cm x 36cm hand-held portable radiographic panel with enhanced features," said Steve Kimmel, Vice President X-Ray Products Marketing. "The new panel reflects our continued commitment to build comprehensive digital imaging products in response to the medical community's requirements for improved workflow and productivity."

Varian will also exhibit new technology enhancements designed to make radiotherapy and radiosurgery treatments faster, more accurate, and easier to plan and deliver. The company's solutions for radiotherapy treatment planning, image guidance, treatment delivery, and information and patient record management will all be on display. This exhibit will include RapidArc® technology, which is now in use at over 270 cancer treatment centers worldwide for delivering radiotherapy and radiosurgery, to treat lung, liver, kidney, spine, and brain cancer more quickly and precisely than was possible with earlier technologies.

About Varian Medical Systems

Varian X-Ray Products is a premier supplier of X-ray tubes and digital detectors for X-ray imaging in medical, dental, veterinary, scientific, and industrial applications. X-Ray Products is a business unit of Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California. Varian 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. The company also supplies X-ray imaging products for cargo screening and industrial non-destructive inspection. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 5,100 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, China and Europe and in its 79 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com/.


FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Elaine Fairless, Varian Medical Systems
801-978-5715   elaine.fairless@varian.com

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