Varian Medical Systems Introduces New X-Ray Tubes and Flat Panel Products at RSNA | Varian

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Varian Medical Systems Introduces New X-Ray Tubes and Flat Panel Products at RSNA

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- South Hall, Booth 6209 -- Varian Medical Systems will introduce innovative new X-ray tube and flat panel technology at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago from Nov 28 – Dec 02.

"To meet the increased demands of the imaging market, we've developed technically advanced X-ray tube and panel solutions that can be cost effective and offer the benefit of increased patient throughput," said Stephen Kimmel, vice president Sales & Marketing for Varian's Salt Lake City based X-Ray Products operation.

The new products to be highlighted at RSNA are designed to work together to improve image quality, increase throughput, and reduce the overall cost per procedure:

  • The new PaxScan® 3024M flat panel detector is designed for full field digital mammography.  The compact design, incorporating a narrow edge and rapid image-acquisition capabilities, enables radiologists to acquire images close to the chest wall with immediate results.  This architecture is based on amorphous silicon (a-Si) design allowing rapid frame rates for advanced mammographic applications.  In addition, this exciting new product promises to extend the capabilities of digital mammography into emerging markets where its environmental stability makes it an attractive option over existing technologies.
  • To complement this innovative direct capture panel, Varian Medical will showcase a diverse line of mammography X-ray tubes designed to optimize the imaging and throughput performance capabilities of the panel.  A broad range of tubes will offer many performance and throughput choices.  "The newest mammography tube, the M-1500 provides exceptional performance in a space efficient design," said Dennis Runnoe, vice president Varian's Research and Development Engineering.  "This revolutionary design provides for high throughput and performance in specialized applications – such as CT mammography."
  • Continuing our commitment to innovation, we will highlight other tubes designed for space efficiency and high performance.  These will also represent the new generation of diagnostic tubes incorporating much of what we have learned in years of anode-grounded CT development.  The FP1000 tube platform is designed for portable surgical CT and interventional systems.  When used in conjunction with the PaxScan® dynamic imaging panels they provide a powerful, space efficient imaging system that can facilitate diagnostic and interventional imaging.  These tubes in conjunction with the M-1500 mammography tube will experience their world premiere at the show.

"This year we are showcasing innovative X-ray technology designed to enhance the higher throughput requirements of direct capture imaging," added Kimmel.  "These tube and panel combinations have the capability to provide superior image quality, higher heat loading, and increased throughput.  This allows our customers to take advantage of the benefits of digital radiology.  The significant workflow efficiencies have the potential to enhance patient care and comfort for an improved experience at significantly reduced costs per exam."

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.  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 5,300 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, China and Europe and in its 70 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit


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