CHARLESTON, SC; June 15, 2004 Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) has developed a new metal technology replacement tube for use with cardiac catheterization lab equipment from Siemens Medical Solutions.The new SG1560 X-ray tube fits into Siemens MEGALIX housings, and replaces the Siemens Mega 125/30/82CGM X-ray tube. It is designed for general radiography, cineradiography, digital, and film screen angiography procedures.The new tube joins an extensive line-up of replacement X-ray tubes that are available through Varian’s Interay X-ray tube aftermarket business.Varian Interay also offers replacement X-ray tubes for CT scanners from Phillips/Picker/Dunlee, Siemens, Elscint, and GE, as well as diagnostic X-Ray tubes for use in imaging systems from virtually all manufacturers, including Dunlee, Eureka, GE, Philips, Siemens, Toshiba.
“Varian Interay products have a reputation for being high quality, long-lasting tubes,” said Steve Kimmel, manager, international sales. “They meet specific customer requirements, enabling diagnostic systems to accommodate more procedures per hour while maintaining superior image quality.”Varian Medical Systems is a world leader in X-ray tubes for CT scanners, mammography, and other medical imaging systems. The company estimates Varian products now make more than 1.4 billion CT scans
and 770 million diagnostic films annually, or some 2.2 billion diagnostic medical exposures a year.
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