SALT LAKE CITY, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR) today announced that, under a two-year agreement, it will be supplying Imaging Sciences International, Inc., a global leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced dental and maxillofacial radiography products, with Varian's PaxScan® flat-panel digital image detectors for inclusion in Imaging Sciences' marquee product: the i-CAT™ Cone-Beam 3-D Dental Imaging System.
Imaging Sciences' i-CAT™ provides dentists and specialists around the world with in-office, 3-D, digital imaging capabilities that enable them to plan treatments, position implants, and perform other dental procedures using images acquired at a lower radiation dose than is possible with more expensive, higher-dose CT scanning techniques. This means higher quality patient care is delivered at a lower cost.
The compact design and rapid image-acquisition capabilities of the PaxScan detectors enable the i-CAT™ to capture 3-D images very quickly-typically within 20 seconds. The system provides dental professionals with immediate, 3-D digital reconstructions of a patient's mouth, face, and jaw areas, which can be viewed on a computer screen or printed out in full color.
"We originally developed our panels for cone-beam CT scanning applications in radiation oncology simulation and for image-guided radiotherapy," says Gary Okamoto, imaging products marketing manager for Varian Medical Systems. "Our flat-panel image detectors generate highly-detailed images and offer dentists excellent image quality, contrast, and spatial resolution at very low X-ray doses."
"Varian stands out in the realm of digital X-ray imaging," says Edward Marandola, vice president and general manager of Imaging Sciences. "They have the best technology and a great R&D group. As patients increasingly demand more sophisticated procedures, dentists can now use the i-CAT™ to more accurately plan treatments and predict surgical outcomes. There are approximately 30,000 dental offices in the U.S. alone that could use the i-CAT's advanced imaging technology to better serve their patients."
Varian's PaxScan image detectors are available in a variety of sizes and have been incorporated into cardiac, angiographic, dental, and neonatal medical imaging systems.
ABOUT IMAGING SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL
Serving the dental industry since 1992, Imaging Sciences International is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of the most advanced computer controlled dental and maxillofacial radiography products in the world. The company's marquee products provide dentists and other health care professionals with on-site, state-of-the-art imaging that extends quality of care and provides more predictable treatment outcomes. The Panorex CMT provides state-of-the-art panoramic imaging, as well as complex motion tomography for implant and TM Joint imaging; and the i-CAT™ cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) offers 3D imaging technology at a significantly lower cost and less radiation than a traditional CT. Imaging Sciences, a BVI Capital Partner Portfolio Company, is recognized internationally by leading dentists and radiologists as one of the most innovative companies in the world. Learn more about Imaging Sciences' cutting edge technologies at http://www.imagingsciences.com/.
ABOUT VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS
Varian Medical Systems, Inc. of Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of integrated cancer therapy systems as well as X-ray tubes and flat-panel sensors for imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 3,280 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America and Europe and in 55 sales and support offices around the world. The company's X-ray Products business unit is based in Salt Lake City. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com/.
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SOURCE: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
Web site: http://www.imagingsciences.com/
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