BARCELONA, Spain, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Booths 1700/1800 -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), world leader in radiotherapy equipment and software, will demonstrate its full range of radiotherapy planning and delivery systems at the annual ESTRO (European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology) meeting, taking place in Barcelona from April 24th-28th . The company will also unveil new technology in a special event taking place on Saturday, April 25, at 10:10am in the Varian booth.
"Varian is committed to providing customers with cancer treatment technology that enables them to extend their clinical capabilities and treatment options affordably, adopting new modalities at a pace that suits them," says Tim Clark, head of European marketing for Varian's Oncology Systems business. "Our TrueBeam platform has become standard of care for advanced radiotherapy treatments since its launch five years ago, and Varian is pleased to showcase the many new capabilities and tools that have been developed for the platform since then, to make planning and delivering treatments faster, easier, and more reproducible."
Visitors to the Varian booth can learn more about the company's Edge™ Radiosurgery system, Varian's first dedicated, fully integrated end-to-end solution for planning and delivering advanced radiosurgery treatments using new real-time tumor tracking technology and motion management capabilities.
Varian's family of software products will also be spotlighted. RapidPlan™ knowledge-based treatment planning software, recently introduced clinically at hospitals around the world, helps clinicians to develop high-quality personalized treatment plans for virtually every type of external beam radiotherapy. Using RapidPlan, clinicians can create standard of care plans to reduce variability in treatment planning to achieve greater consistency and quality in patient care.
Varian will also showcase its Velocity™ software platform for data-driven clinical decision making, the Qumulate™ linear accelerator quality assurance tool, and InSightive™ analytics, an interactive dashboard and data visualization tool for oncology professionals that makes it possible to mine clinical data to help drive better, more evidence-based clinical decision-making.
Other booth highlights
Visitors to the Varian booth can learn about the company's 'EnVision Better Cancer Care' global strategic partnership with Siemens Healthcare. Varian and Siemens are working together to find new ways of combining Varian's innovative delivery systems and treatment planning tools with Siemens' diagnostic imaging technology to expand the possibilities for cancer treatment.
Varian BrachyTherapy will be highlighting further integration between the company's family of afterloaders and the ARIA® oncology information system, focusing on the system's dose tracking capability, as well as displaying the company's BrachyVision™, VariSeed™ and Vitesse™ brachytherapy treatment planning tools.
The Varian booth is also spotlighting the company's ProBeam™ proton therapy system which incorporates pencil-beam scanning technology to optimize the dose applied to every point within the area being treated. Varian was recently selected to equip national proton therapy centers in Holland, Denmark and the UK with the ProBeam system.
On Friday April 24th, Varian is hosting an ESTRO oncology summit with over 500 registered attendees. This educational event features scientific talks and educational sessions examining advances in radiotherapy and radiosurgery, delivered by physicists, clinicians and other healthcare professionals from many of the world's foremost cancer centers.
On Sunday April 26th, Varian is holding a symposium entitled 'Knowledge is Power' which will demonstrate how radiotherapy clinics globally are harnessing the power of Varian's data analytics and knowledge-based planning tools. The presenters will include Andre Dekker, PhD, from the Maastro Clinic in the Netherlands, Professor Vincenzo Valentini, MD, from Gemelli ART (Advanced Radiation Therapy) in Rome, Italy, and Tim Fox, PhD, from Varian.
Neil Madle, Varian Medical Systems, +44 7786 526068
About Varian Medical Systems
Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, focuses energy on saving lives by equipping the world with advanced technology for fighting cancer and for X-ray imaging. The company 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. Varian is also a premier supplier of X-ray imaging components, including tubes, digital detectors, and image processing software and workstations for use in medical, scientific, and industrial settings, as well as for security and non-destructive testing. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 6,800 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and approximately 70 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com or follow us on Twitter.
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