Varian Medical Systems Fiscal 2002 Annual Report Unveils Advances In Cancer Care, Cargo Screening, And X-Ray Imaging
Corporate and Financial Releases
January 20, 2003
’02 Varian available today online at http://www.varian.com/comp/2002
PALO ALTO, Calif. — January 20, 2003 — Advances in
cancer care, cargo screening, and digital X-ray imaging are the focus in
’02 Varian, Varian Medical Systems’ 2002 annual report now
available in print and on-line formats. The publication highlights the
company’s latest technologies for harnessing X-ray energy and putting it
to work for the public good.
The articles in ’02 Varian include:
- A story that follows
“Sarah,” a hypothetical lung cancer patient, through all the
steps of a cutting-edge treatment with IMRT, or intensity modulated radiation
therapy. Sidebar items cover the history of cancer care, how
radiation affects cancer cells, how linear accelerators work, and visions of
the radiation oncology clinic of the future.
- A feature about digital X-ray imaging
— how it works, and how it is revolutionizing patient care in the modern
world. Sidebar items explain the nature of the electromagnetic spectrum,
and why X-rays are such a useful part of it.
- A story about cargo screening and
homeland security. Currently, Customs Service officials inspect less
than two percent of all the cargo containers coming into U.S. ports.
Varian’s X-ray technology could play a vital role in efficient screening
for explosives, weapons, drugs, and other contraband. A sidebar item
explains how airport baggage screening systems look for similar items in
airplane passengers’ luggage.
“Varian Medical Systems has
long been on the forefront of developing and commercializing new X-ray
technologies that make a real difference in people’s lives,” said
Richard M. Levy, President and CEO. “With ’02
we wanted to capture the spirit of technological innovation that
is at the heart of this company’s ongoing growth.”
To request a copy of '02 Varian
, please call 650-493-4000.
To access '02 Varian
online, point your Web browser to: http://www.varian.com/comp/2002