SALT LAKE CITY, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ECR Booth #314/Expo C -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), X-Ray Products, will be showcasing its full line of PaxScan® X-ray image detectors for filmless imaging at the European Congress of Radiology Annual (ECR) meeting in Vienna, Austria from March 4 – 8, 2010. Varian will also highlight X-ray tubes for fluoroscopy, angiography, cardiology and cone-beam CT imaging.
"Varian's PaxScan® line is the broadest selection of digital X-ray imaging detectors in the industry," said Steve Kimmel, Vice President Marketing for Varian X-Ray Products. "Our dynamic X-ray panels consist of six different sizes ranging from 13cm x 13cm to 40cm x 30cm." Originally developed to enable high-resolution 3-D cone-beam CT imaging in Varian's systems for image-guided radiotherapy, the panels have been incorporated into the emerging cone-beam cross-sectional X-ray imaging market such as the new generation super-surgical C-arms. "Our cone beam CT panels enable a high degree of precision by helping doctors visualize the patient in 3-D images," added Kimmel.
"The PaxScan® radiographic panel series includes the 4336R, a 43cm x 36cm detector, which is our most versatile panel within the line. It is designed to replace standard film cassettes used in existing radiographic and multi-bucky applications," said Kimmel. "And with the addition of the optional 4336R enclosure, the panel can also be used in mobile imaging systems, allowing vastly improved access to the patient and capture of images from any patient position."
Varian's flat panel digital detector technology incorporates the industry's most proven and widely adopted imaging technology, and sets new standards with its large field of view and its ability to acquire high-resolution images in real time. "Our detectors present a uniform, undistorted, high resolution image throughout the field of view," said Rick Colbeth, Research and Development Engineering Manager for Varian's PaxScan® Imaging Products. "They offer significant improvement in image quality, superior contrast resolution and the potential of dose reduction," added Colbeth. "In addition, the PaxScan® interface offers integration consistency throughout the product line, allowing our customers who integrate one of our detectors to easily add additional PaxScan products."
About Varian Medical Systems
Varian X-Ray Products is a premier supplier of X-ray tubes and digital detectors for X-ray imaging in medical, dental, veterinary, scientific, and industrial applications. Varian's X-Ray Products manufacturing headquarters are located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The division also has sales and service centers in Charleston, South Carolina, Beijing, China and Willich, Germany where these facilities reload, rebuild and distribute medical X-ray tubes for immediate delivery throughout the world.
X-Ray Products is a business unit of Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California. Varian is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. The company also supplies X-ray imaging products for cargo screening and industrial non-destructive inspection. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 5,100 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, China and Europe and in its 79 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com/.
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Elaine Rebele, Varian Medical Systems
SOURCE Varian Medical Systems, Inc.