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Varian Medical Systems to Showcase Fast, Precise Brachytherapy Planning System at Annual Meeting of American Association of Physicists in Medicine
Date:7/14/2010

ll. "By comparison, the same calculations could take hours or days using the standard Monte Carlo method."

Professor Panos Papagiannis, and his team at the department of medical physics at the University of Athens in Greece carried out an independent dosimetric accuracy check of the new system. "We implemented a series of tests following a graded approach and concluded that Acuros BV is the first treatment planning system that not only handles standard TG-43 based calculations but also incorporates the capability to accurately calculate truly individualized patient dose distributions," said Prof. Papagiannis.

As well as Acuros BV, Varian Medical Systems will be exhibiting its full range of brachytherapy hardware and software solutions at AAPM.

*Compared to standard techniques using the American Association of Physicists in Medicine TG-43 formulism.

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 approxim
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