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Intended Use Summary & Important Safety Information

Intended Use Summary for Linear Accelerators

Varian Medical Systems' linear accelerators are intended to provide stereotactic radiosurgery and precision radiotherapy for lesions, tumours, and conditions anywhere in the body where radiation treatment is indicated.

Safety Statement for Radiation Treatment

Radiation treatments may cause side effects that can vary depending on the part of the body being treated. The most frequent ones are typically temporary and may include, but are not limited to, irritation to the respiratory, digestive, urinary or reproductive systems, fatigue, nausea, skin irritation, and hair loss. In some patients, they can be severe. Treatment sessions may vary in complexity and time. Radiation treatment is not appropriate for all cancers. You should discuss the potential for side effects and their severity as well as the benefits of radiation with your doctor to make sure radiation treatment is right for you.

Safety Statement for Brachytherapy

Radiation treatments may cause side effects varying with the part of the body being treated. This may include, but not be limited to irritation to the mouth, respiratory system, digestive system, genitourinary system, fatigue, nausea, skin irritation, and hair loss. In a minority of patients, side effects can be severe. Typically, the side effects are temporary. Radiation treatment is not appropriate for all cancers. Treatment sessions may vary in complexity and time. Patients should discuss the treatment and side effects with their physicians before starting. Side effects of applicator placement and/or implantation may occur. These side effects may include, but are not be limited to, localised discomfort, bleeding, and infection or other localised side effects based on the location the applicator is placed. Patients should discuss the treatment and side effects with their physicians before starting.

Safety Statement for Smart Segmentation

The specific expert cases, commentary, and other information provided here are intended to provide scientific background and informative examples, and are not intended to provide medical advice or an endorsement of any particular radiation contouring or treatment procedure. The radiation oncology healthcare team is solely responsible for deciding whether a patient is a candidate for radiation therapy and how to provide and contour radiation therapy. 

Intended Use for Smart Segmentation

Smart Segmentation® Knowledge-Based Contouring provides a combined atlas and model based approach for automated and manual segmentation of structures including target volumes and organs at risk to support the radiation therapy treatment planning process.
 
The specific expert cases, commentary, and other information provided here are intended to provide scientific background and informative examples, and are not intended to provide medical advice or an endorsement of any particular radiation contouring or treatment procedure.  The radiation oncology healthcare team is solely responsible for deciding whether a patient is a candidate for radiation therapy and how to provide and contour radiation therapy.

Safety Statement for Calypso System

Implanted Beacon transponders may migrate such that they pass from the patient’s body or move to a different location within the body. The most frequent side effects associated with implantation of Beacon transponders are typically temporary and may include, but are not limited to, pain, bleeding, infection. In some patients, these side effects may be serious. Use of the Calypso System and its associated Beacon transponders is not appropriate for all patients. Use of the Surface Beacon transponder for patient setup without correlation to an independent alignment method may lead to patient mis‐localisation. You should discuss the potential for side effects and their severity, as well as the benefits of the Calypso System and its associated Beacon transponders with your doctor to make sure it is right for you.

ARIA OIS [from ARIA v11 ISD]

ARIA OIS is designed to assist the oncology staff in managing the patients’ entire course of treatment, approving treatment plans, and performing quality assurance review of the treatment, i.e. to follow-up the delivered treatments and dose to the defined site. The indications for use include any disease or condition treatable with radiation therapy, including but not limited to cancer.

Intended Use for ARIA Practice Management

ARIA Practice Management is a software solution that manages departmental administrative and clinical activities. ARIA Practice Management aggregates information into a complete oncology-specific electronic medical record (EMR) to support medical information management. ARIA Practice Management provides for the scheduling of clinical activities, the capture of patient history information, the ability to document response to treatment, the storage of patient documentation and the capturing of activities for billing purposes.

Safety Statement for ARIA Practice Management

Side effects are related to the treatments delivered independent of our software and must be discussed by the clinician with the patient on a case-by-case basis.  Medical providers shall retain the authority to direct all medical decisions regarding the care and treatment of its patients.  Varian Medical Systems is not authorised or qualified to engage in activities that may be construed or deemed to constitute the practice of medicine.

Intended Use for ARIA Oncology Information System for Medical Oncology 

The ARIA® Oncology Information System for Medical Oncology is a software solution that provides the tools needed to manage administrative and financial activities in the medical oncology department. The tools provided by the ARIA® Oncology Information System for Medical Oncology software are: Disease Management, Chemotherapy ordering, Drug Ordering, non-drug physician ordering, Pharmacy, Decision Support, Clinical Trials, Health Assessment, Data Collection and Analysis, Charge capture, Report generation. 

Safety Statement for ARIA Oncology Information System for Medical Oncology 

Side effects are related to the treatments delivered independent of our software and must be discussed by the clinician with the patient on a case-by-case basis.  Medical providers shall retain the authority to direct all medical decisions regarding the care and treatment of its patients.  Varian Medical Systems is not authorised or qualified to engage in activities that may be construed or deemed to constitute the practice of medicine.

Intended Use for ARIA Oncology Information System for Radiation Oncology 

The ARIA®  oncology information system for Radiation Oncology is a software solution that manages departmental administrative and clinical activities. ARIA® oncology information system for Radiation Oncology aggregates information into a complete oncology-specific electronic medical record to support medical information management. ARIA®oncology information system for Radiation Oncology provides for the scheduling of clinical activities, the capture of patient history information, the ability to document response to treatment, the storage of patient documentation and the capturing of activities for billing purposes.  

Safety Statement for ARIA Oncology Information System for Radiation Oncology 

Side effects are related to the treatments delivered independent of our software and must be discussed by the clinician with the patient on a case-by-case basis.  Medical providers shall retain the authority to direct all medical decisions regarding the care and treatment of its patients.  Varian Medical Systems is not authorised or qualified to engage in activities that may be construed or deemed to constitute the practice of medicine.

Intended Use for ARIA Radiation Therapy Management (RTM) 

The ARIA®Radiation Therapy Management product is a treatment plan and image management application. It enables the authorised user to enter, access, modify, store and archive treatment plan and image data from diagnostic studies, treatment planning, simulation, plan verification and treatment. ARIA®Radiation Therapy Management also stores the treatment histories including dose delivered to defined sites, and provides tools to verify performed treatments. 

Safety Statement for ARIA Radiation Therapy Management (RTM) 

Side effects are related to the treatments delivered independent of our software and must be discussed by the clinician with the patient on a case-by-case basis.  Medical providers shall retain the authority to direct all medical decisions regarding the care and treatment of its patients.  Varian Medical Systems is not authorised or qualified to engage in activities that may be construed or deemed to constitute the practice of medicine.

Intended Use for ARIA Oncology Information System (OIS)

The ARIA® oncology information system and Radiation Therapy Management product are software solutions that provide the tools needed to manage administrative and financial activities in an oncology department along with treatment and image management associated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy delivery.  Varian Medical Systems is not authorised or qualified to engage in activities that may be construed or deemed to constitute the practice of medicine.

 

Specific Product Disclaimers

360 Oncology Care Management Product Disclaimer

360 Oncology™ care management is not available for sale in all markets and specifications are subject to change without notice. 360 Oncology is not intended to replace clinical decisions, provide medical advice or endorse any particular radiation plan or treatment regimen. The patient’s medical professionals are solely responsible for and must rely on their professional clinical judgment when deciding how to plan and provide treatment. 360 Oncology is not a substitute for customer’s primary data sources and is not for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. Varian Medical Systems is not authorised or qualified to engage in activities that may be construed or deemed to constitute the practice of medicine.

InSightive and Qumulate Analytics Software Products Disclaimer

Varian Medical Systems’ analytics software products are for operational and clinical data visualisation and are to be used solely for informational purposes. Varian analytics software products are not for use as data or other sources for the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. Varian Medical Systems is not authorised or qualified to engage in activities that may be construed or deemed to constitute the practice of medicine.

InSightive Product Disclaimer

InSightive™ analytics is a software tool for the aggregation and display of customer’s information and data maintained within customer’s ARIA® oncology information system and is to be used solely for informational purposes. InSightive™ analytics is not a substitute for customer’s primary data source and is not for use as data or other sources for the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. Varian Medical Systems is not authorised or qualified to engage in activities that may be construed or deemed to constitute the practice of medicine.

Qumulate™ QA Product Disclaimer

Qumulate™ QA is a quality assurance tool that allows clinics to visualise, store, and manage their QA machine data. Qumulate™ QA is not a substitute for customer’s primary data source and is not for use as data or other sources for the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. Varian Medical Systems is not authorised or qualified to engage in activities that may be construed or deemed to constitute the practice of medicine.