Varian Medical Systems Fiscal 2002 Annual Report Unveils Advances In Cancer Care, Cargo Screening, And X-Ray Imaging | Varian

Varian Medical Systems Fiscal 2002 Annual Report Unveils Advances In Cancer Care, Cargo Screening, And X-Ray Imaging

’02 Varian available today online at http://www.varian.com/en-ch/en-ch/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 Varian, 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/en-ch/en-ch/comp/2002 .