Varian Medical Systems to Exhibit New TrueBeamâ„¢ System for Image-Guided Radiotherapy at ChinaMed Exhibition in Beijing
BEIJING, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), the world's leading manufacturer of medical technology for treating cancer with radiotherapy, will showcase the company's new TrueBeam™ system for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery at the 23rd International Medical Instruments and Equipment Exhibition in Beijing (ChinaMed), March 25-27, 2011.
TrueBeam was designed from the ground up to treat tumors with unprecedented speed and accuracy — including tumors that move during treatment as the patient breathes in and out. Designed to advance the treatment of lung, breast, prostate, head and neck, and other types of cancer, TrueBeam features a multitude of technical innovations that dynamically synchronize imaging, patient positioning, motion management, and treatment delivery. With its High Intensity Mode, TrueBeam can deliver very high doses quickly and accurately, more than twice as fast as earlier generations of technology.
"The TrueBeam system was first introduced in the United States last April, and this will be the company's first time showing it to medical professionals in China," said Ling Zhang, business marketing manager for Varian Medical Systems. "We are very excited about the opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of this high-powered cancer fighting machine."
Varian will also highlight the company's X-ray products in the ChinaMed exhibit. These include new technically advanced X-ray tubes and flat panel detectors developed to work together to improve image quality, increase throughput, and reduce the overall cost per procedure. "With our expanded inventory and product support services in our Beijing facility, our customers will be able to take full advantage of the benefits of digital radiology," said Hsiao-Li Pan, manager of Varian's X-Ray Products business in