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Varian Medical Systems to Webcast Annual Stockholders' Meeting

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 10  /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian MedicalSystems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR) today announced the company will webcast the
previously announced annual meeting of its stockholders on February 17, 2005
at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

    Varian Medical Systems' stockholders of record on December 20, 2004 will
be entitled to vote at the annual meeting.  The annual stockholder meeting
will be held at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time on February 17, 2005 at the Sheraton
Palo Alto, 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA.

    The Varian Medical Systems Annual Stockholder Meeting may be accessed via
Internet simulcast at .

    The Annual Stockholder meeting webcast will be archived on the Varian
Medical Systems investor relations website for one year, and can be accessed
by clicking on the "audio archives" link.

    Additional information on Varian Medical Systems may be obtained on the
company's website.  Investors can subscribe to receive automatic "E-mail
Alerts" regarding Varian news and events via the company website at .

    Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California is the world's
leading manufacturer of integrated cancer therapy systems, which are used to
treat thousands of patients per day.  The company is also a premier supplier
of X-ray tubes and flat-panel digital subsystems for imaging in medical,
scientific, and industrial applications.  Varian Medical Systems employs
approximately 3,300 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North
America and Europe and in its 56 sales and support offices around the world.
In its most recent fiscal year ended October 1, 2004, Varian Medical Systems
reported sales of over $1.2 billion.  Additional information is available on
the company's investor relations web site at

    Forward Looking Statements

    This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about
plans to hold a special stockholders meeting, mail a proxy statement to Varian
Medical Systems stockholders, and a vote by Varian Medical Systems
stockholders on a proposal to amend the company's restated certificate of
incorporation to increase the company's authorized shares of common stock.
Actual results might differ materially from these statements due to risks and
uncertainties, including those associated with the approval of the proposal by
Varian Medical Systems' stockholders; and changes in general economic,
business and industry conditions.  More complete descriptions of the risks
applicable to Varian Medical Systems appear in the company's documents filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on request from
Varian Medical Systems. Varian Medical Systems disclaims any intent or
obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

   Spencer Sias 650-424-5782

SOURCE: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

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