PALO ALTO, Calif., July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) registration for its Claymount Optica 20 and Optica 40 collimators. Claymount's Optica collimators are used to narrow the focus of X-ray beams in film-based and digital radiography systems for improving image quality and minimizing dose to patients.
The manually operated Optica 20 collimator is designed for use in human and veterinary radiography systems and can be readily installed into new or existing imaging systems. The motorized Optica 40 collimator is intended for integration into human radiography and fluoroscopy imaging systems. When integrated with the control software of the X-ray system, the Optica 40 can be used to remotely adjust the X-ray beam collimator. The Optica collimators feature a robust, lightweight design with a range of filtration options, including the ability to prevent patients from being exposed to useless low-energy X-ray spectrums and to meet requirements for pediatric imaging.
"The launch of the Claymount Optica collimators is part of Varian's commitment to offer our customers one-stop shopping with a complete portfolio of X-ray components," said Carl LaCasce, vice president of sales and marketing for Varian's Imaging Components.
To learn about Varian's Claymount Optica collimators go to: http://www.varian.com/de/news/collimator
About Varian Medical Systems
Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, focuses energy on saving lives by equipping the world with advanced technology for fighting cancer and for X-ray imaging. The company is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiation. The company provides comprehensive solutions for radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is also a premier supplier of X-ray imaging components, including tubes, digital detectors, cables and connectors as well as image processing software and workstations for use in medical and industrial settings, as well as for security and non-destructive testing. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 7,500 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com or follow us on Twitter.
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