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Varian Medical Systems to Exhibit TrueBeam™ System for Image-Guided Cancer Treatments and New Software Capabilities at ASTRO Meeting in San Diego

Thu, 10/28/2010 - 12:31pm
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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTRO Booth # 201 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) will highlight its new TrueBeam™ system for fast, powerful and efficient cancer treatments at the 52nd annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in San Diego next week. Varian will also showcase Gated RapidArc®, as well as new software capabilities designed to make cancer treatments faster, easier, and more accurate while lowering the cost per treatment.

The TrueBeam System for Image-Guided Radiotherapy and RadiosurgeryThe new TrueBeam system delivers high-precision image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery, treating a moving tumor with unprecedented speed and accuracy. It uses a completely re-engineered control system and a multitude of technical innovations to dynamically synchronize imaging, patient positioning, motion management, and treatment delivery. Designed to be a best-in-class and versatile platform, TrueBeam can be used for all forms of external beam image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery.

Gated RapidArcVarian will also showcase Gated RapidArc radiotherapy, which is available on the company's TrueBeam, Trilogy®, and Clinac® iX linear accelerators. Gated RapidArc compensates for tumor motion while quickly delivering dose during a continuous rotation around the patient. This development enables the use of RapidArc to target lung tumors with greater precision by "gating" the beam—turning it on and off—in response to tumor motion.

Faster Treatment PlanningAlso on display will be the 2010 release of the Eclipse™ treatment planning system, including the new Acuros® XB algorithm, which reduces the amount of time it takes to calculate a treatment plan for external beam radiotherapy. (See related press release, Varian Medical Systems Receives 510(k) Clearance for Acuro

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