Varian Medical Systems To Exhibit Digital X-ray Image Detectors, High Energy X-Ray Tubes And High Energy X-ray Linear Accelerators For Non-Destructive Testing | Varian

Varian Medical Systems To Exhibit Digital X-ray Image Detectors, High Energy X-Ray Tubes And High Energy X-ray Linear Accelerators For Non-Destructive Testing

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- November 10, 2004 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) will exhibit X-ray products for the nondestructive testing market at the upcoming ASNT Fall Conference and Quality Testing Show taking place November 15-17, 2004 at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company will exhibit a number of products at the conference:

  • PaxScan(tm) digital X-ray detection products

  • The new NDI line of High KV X-ray tube sources ranging from 160kV-450kV

  • Linatron-M(r) High Energy X-ray linear accelerator

PaxScan Digital X-ray Detection Products
Varian Medical Systems is one of the world's leading producers of amorphous-silicon flat panel X-ray image detectors. These image detectors convert X-ray photons into electrons, which are then converted into digital images with excellent spatial resolution, contrast, and image quality.  Varian manufactures a variety of flat panel detectors for radiographic as well as fluoroscopic imaging applications. Typical applications include non-destructive testing, cargo screening, food quality control and circuit board inspection,as well as medical imaging. The PaxScan technology comes in a high-voltage configuration capable of operating at energy ranges up to 1000 kV.

X-Ray Tubes
Varian Medical Systems is also the world's largest independent supplier of X-ray tubes and X-ray tube assemblies for medical, industrial and security applications. The company will exhibit a new line of assemblies designed specifically for nondestructive testing applications. At the conference, Varian Medical Systems will also introduce a new NDI-450 series of bi-polar metal ceramic X-ray tube assemblies for non-destructive inspection (NDI). These X-ray tubes run at a very high energy-450 kV-meaning better penetration for nondestructive testing. The ceramic composition makes these tubes rugged, durable, and stable at high voltage levels.

The Linatron(tm) X-ray Linear Accelerator
Varian Medical Systems, through its Security Inspection Products business, is the market leader in high-energy X-ray linear accelerators for non-destructive testing and cargo screening applications. Varian offers modular, as well as compact, portable Linatron(tm) accelerators. All Linatron accelerators are designed and built in new state-of-the-art facilities, where operations encompass manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and service management. The Linatron represents the culmination of over 35 years of industrial imaging experience. Varian has delivered over 500 systems for NDT and cargo screening applications worldwide. The company's Security Inspection Products business is registered to ISO 9001:2000 quality management standards.

The Linatron-M modular linear accelerator is generally used for inspecting welds, castings, munitions, aerospace products, and bridge structures, as well as for reverse engineering, and other non-destructive applications. In addition, the Linatron M is used for cargo container screening in port security applications. Its effective beam energies range between 1.9 and 9 MV. The standard focal spot size is less than 2 mm in diameter, and a small focal spot option of 1 to 1.5 mm is available on the 9 MV model. Portable Linatron systems are widely used for rocket motor testing, on-site inspection of oil refineries and nuclear power plants, pressure vessel testing, and hardware inspection. These are available at energy levels of 4 or 6 MV. Both modular and portable systems offer a versatile, flexible, convenient, and reliable solution to every high-energy imaging problem.

To find out more about Varian Medical Systems and our wide array of X-ray products for non-destructive testing, please visit our booth at the ASNT Fall Conference and Quality Testing Show, or visit www.varian.com.