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Varian and Siemens to Showcase Collaborative Offerings at 2013 ASTRO Meeting in Atlanta
Date:9/20/2013

ATLANTA, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) and Siemens Healthcare will showcase a variety of solutions that bring together Siemens' world-class diagnostic imaging technologies with Varian's advanced therapeutic systems for treating cancer with image-guided radiotherapy, radiosurgery, and brachytherapy at the 54th annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) starting here this Sunday. 

Connecting Varian's ARIA® Software to Siemens Linear Accelerators

As part of their EnVision Better Cancer Care global strategic partnership, the two companies will showcase Varian Exchange, a new interface for connecting Varian's ARIA® oncology information system with Siemens' ARTISTE medical linear accelerators.1

Earlier this year, Varian and Siemens announced an interface that connected ARIA with Siemens' ONCOR and PRIMUS accelerators.  "That first phase of interface development enabled us to connect ARIA with about 80 percent of Siemens treatment machines," said Karla Donohoe, vice president of strategic planning for Varian's Oncology Systems business.  "With this new interface, we will have connectivity available for a full range of Siemens treatment machines, allowing us to offer a seamless solution for using them with ARIA to deliver quality cancer care."

Varian Brachytherapy Powered by Siemens Sliding Gantry Imaging

Varian and Siemens will also showcase the pairing of a Siemens SOMATOM CT Sliding Gantry scanner with Varian brachytherapy technology to enable 3-D image-guided high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy procedures within a single treatment room. 

HDR brachytherapy involves delivering radiotherapy from inside the body by temporarily placing a tiny radioactive source directly into th
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