VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS HIGHLIGHTS FROM ASTRO 2013
Varian Medical Systems showcased a variety of solutions using Varian's advanced therapeutic systems for treating cancer with image-guided radiotherapy, radiosurgery, brachytherapy, and protons at the 54th annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).
Among the show highlights were:
- The new RapidPlan™ knowledge-based software that can help improve quality, efficiency, and consistency of treatment planning by providing clinicians with expert models to use as a baseline for developing treatment plans for their patients.
- A new interface for connecting Varian's ARIA oncology information system with the Siemens' ARTISTE medical linear accelerator. ARIA now connects with Siemens' ONCOR, PRIMUS and ARTISTE medical linear accelerators enabling a seamless solution for using them with ARIA to deliver quality cancer care.
- The pairing of Siemens SOMATOM CT Sliding Gantry scanner with Varian's brachytherapy technology to enable 3D image-guided high dose (HDR) brachytherapy procedures within a single treatment room.
- The interoperability of Siemens' CT scanner with Varian's Real-Time Position Management (RPM) system. The RPM system when used in conjunction with imaging, enables clinicians to understand how the tumor moves during treatment making it possible to compensate for tumor motion while planning and delivering radiotherapy treatments.