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Varian Medical Systems to Showcase Advanced Motion Management Technology for the Treatment of Lung Cancer at CHINA-HOSPEQ 2010
Date:8/17/2010

BEIJING, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR) will showcase the company's new Gated RapidArc technology on its Trilogy® machine with advanced motion management capabilities at the 2010 CHINA-HOSPEQ exhibition being held in Beijing August 19-21 by China's Ministry of Health.  Varian, the world's leading manufacturer of medical technology for treating cancer and a premier supplier of X-ray imaging technology, will also exhibit its software for planning and for managing radiation therapy treatments.

"Our next generation Gated RapidArc technology, which was introduced five months ago for the Trilogy and other Varian accelerators, enables clinicians to monitor and adjust for tumor motion during a RapidArc® treatment," said Xiaoyun Wang, managing director of Varian's Oncology Systems operations in Beijing.  "This sophisticated new tool makes it possible to monitor patient breathing and compensate for tumor motion during lung cancer treatments.  This Gated RapidArc approach can 'gate' the beam—turn it on and off—in response to tumor motion during treatment, to target the tumor accurately and spare surrounding healthy tissues.

Varian software on display will include:

  • The Eclipse™ treatment planning system, which simplifies modern radiation therapy planning for all kinds of treatment, including 3D conformal, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), electron, proton, and brachytherapy treatment.  "Eclipse helps doctors and physicists efficiently create and verify treatment plans that have been optimized for each patient," said Wang.
  • The ARIA® oncology information system, a comprehensive information and image management system that aggregates patient data into a single, organized, oncology-specific medical chart that simplifies the treatment process so clinicians can foc
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