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Varian Medical Systems to Exhibit New Digital Flat Panel Detectors and X-Ray Tubes Optimized for Digital Radiography at RSNA

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 6:34am
Bio-Medicine.Org

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- South Hall, Booth 6212 - Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) is introducing a new line of PaxPower™ X-ray tubes that offer the heat management capabilities of conventional X-ray tubes in a much smaller and lighter package.  The PaxPower™ tubes are designed to be paired with the company's PaxScan® digital detectors for filmless imaging, and will be debuted in Varian's exhibit at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago from Nov 27 - Dec 01.  The company will also display its technologies for treating cancer with targeted radiotherapy and radiosurgery.

"The new PaxPower™ X-ray tubes  use Varian's patented anode-grounded technology for high performance imaging," said Steve Kimmel, vice president of sales and marketing for Varian's X-Ray Products business.  "They were designed for space efficiency and high capacity.  They are lightweight, half the size, and offer substantially more power than similarly sized conventional dual-ended tubes."

Varian will also exhibit PaxScan® X flat panel technology, a proprietary new digital image detector platform based on 6th generation architecture, featuring faster imaging frame rates, improved low dose imaging and 16-bit data acquisition.  The X platform is optimized for high dose efficiency and very low electronic noise.  The result is significantly improved low dose fluoroscopy and dental panoramic imaging.  

"All of Varian's dynamic panels will soon be available in what we're calling the DX configuration, which combines the new X technology with our proven D-type interface," said Rick Colbeth, Ph.D., vice president of imaging products engineering.   "The DX platform enables integrators to easily migrate between any of the dynamic detectors in the PaxScan® produc

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