SALT LAKE CITY, March 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR) today announced that, under a two-year agreement, it will be supplying Xoran Technologies, Inc. with Varian's PaxScan® amorphous silicon flat-panel digital X-ray detectors for incorporation into Xoran's MiniCAT™ for ENT scanners, for imaging by ear/nose/throat physicians.
Xoran Technologies is a maker of compact, upright, in-office computed tomography (CT) scanners designed to meet the specific imaging needs of medical specialists. The company's MiniCAT™ for ENT scanner enables ENT physicians to generate high-resolution, digital CT scans right in their offices, and to instantly display, store, or transmit them for teleradiology consultations with other specialists.
The MiniCAT™ for ENT scanner features an overhead scanning arm fitted with an X-ray source and Varian's PaxScan® flat panel X-ray detector on either side. The scanning arm makes a single rotation around the patient's head and generates immediate, three-dimensional CT images, making it ideal for diagnosis and operative planning for the temporal bones, the base of the skull, or the sinuses. The system can complete a three-dimensional scan in less than forty seconds, yielding highly detailed images with excellent spatial resolution, at a lower radiation dose than used in conventional CT scanning.
"This technology is enabling ENT physicians to improve the quality of patient care. We anticipate that MiniCAT™ for ENT service will become a standard part of many, if not most, of the approximately 5,000 ENT practices in the United States," said Predrag Sukovic, President of Xoran Technologies.
According to Sukovic, Xoran Technologies is now developing similar imaging systems designed for orthopedic and neurosurgical applications.
"Digital radiography and CT scanning is the wave of the future, and these kinds of specialized systems that can be used in the doctors' office really have the potential to enhance patient care and comfort," said Gary Okamoto, imaging products marketing manager for Varian Medical Systems. "We're committed to helping Xoran Technologies meet the needs of the ENT physician."
Varian's PaxScan image detectors are available in a variety of sizes, and have been incorporated into cardiac, angiographic, dental, and neonatal medical imaging systems. Financial terms of the agreement between Varian Medical Systems and Xoran Technologies are not being disclosed.
ABOUT XORAN TECHNOLOGIES
Xoran Technologies is a leading provider of compact CT scanners designed to meet the specific imaging needs of medical specialists. Xoran's groundbreaking, small footprint CT scanners are ideally suited for in-office or on-site use -- giving physicians complete control over the timing and quality of their scans. Xoran's CT scanners generate immediate, digitally versatile CT images, allowing physicians to accelerate patient diagnosis and treatment, and keep scanning revenue in their practices. For more information, visit http://www.xorantech.com/.
ABOUT VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS
Varian Medical Systems, Inc. of Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of integrated cancer therapy systems as well as X-ray tubes and flat-panel sensors for imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 3,280 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America and Europe and in 55 sales and support offices around the world. The company's X-ray Products business unit is based in Salt Lake City. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com/.
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Meryl Ginsberg, 650-424-6444
Varian Medical Systems
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SOURCE: Varian Medical Systems
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