Technology Advances Expand Access to LINAC Radiosurgery Around the Globe

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Advances in linear accelerator (LINAC) technology—including developments in image-guidance systems, multileaf collimators (MLCs), and volumetric arc therapy (VMAT) treatment delivery—have ushered in a new era of LINAC-based radiosurgery. In this series ...

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Kolleen Kennedy and Chris Toth Assume New Leadership Roles at Varian

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Earlier this month, Chris Toth, former president of Varian’s Global Commercial & Field Operations, succeeded Kolleen Kennedy as the new president of Varian’s Oncology Systems business. Kennedy stepped into a new role as president of Proton Solutions and ...

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Receiving Treatment for Cancer in 2048: Varian Takes a Look at the Future

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In a new paper, “The Future of Cancer Care: Moving from Promise to Reality," Varian lays out the company’s vision for how advances in such disparate areas as diagnostics, genomics, precision medicine, immunotherapy, artificial intelligence, robotic surger...

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The Benefits of Proton Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)

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Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is increasingly used as a result of its ability to spare healthy tissue, as well as for its enhanced tumor control and curative potential. Dr. Simone shares his clinical experience on the effectiveness of Proton ...

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2018 Varian Eclipse Plan Challenge Aims to Improve Lung SBRT Plan Quality

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On June 29, 2018, physicists and dosimetrists from all over North America competed to create the highest quality lung stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) treatment plan using Eclipse™ treatment planning software.

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Brazilian Hospitals Make the Leap to a Complete Oncology Information System

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At Sírio-Libanês Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, patients are now starting radiation treatment on average two days sooner. Reducing the time from simulation to the first day of treatment is just one of the many benefits that the Sírio-Libanês hospitals in ...

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The Halcyon™ Platform: Early Adopters Weigh In

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Early adopters in the U.S., UK, and South Africa report that the Halcyon™ system, optimized for simplified and expedited image-guided IMRT and VMAT treatments, is living up to its promise of speed without compromise.

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New Imaging Technologies Expand Capabilities of Varian’s Halcyon Treatment System

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Varian has incorporated new imaging technologies in the Halcyon™ treatment system that was first introduced last year. Halcyon 2.0 features kV cone-beam CT (CBCT) and Iterative CBCT imaging for better soft tissue definition.

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Calypso Anchored Beacon Lung Transponder Receives FDA Clearance

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Varian has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Calypso® Anchored Beacon® transponder, a device that detects even slight movements of a tumor in three dimensions and helps clinicians deliver lung stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) more precisely.

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