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  • Varian's Calypso system for tracking tumor motion
Sept. 05, 2019
Historically there has been one practical option for dealing with interfraction and intrafraction motion during stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT): Increase the clinical target volume. Doing so, however, can also expose healthy organs and tissue to radiation. But with FDA clearances for Calypso® Beacon® transponders for soft tissue and lung, clinicians today have a highly precise and effective way to monitor and adapt to tumor movement. This article profiles three cancer programs that have used Calypso for SBRT. Lire la suite >
  • Bravos™ high-dose-rate brachytherapy afterloader
Août 20, 2019
Varian introduced the Bravos afterloader system at ASTRO in 2018, in response to a growing need for an easy-to-use, efficient system. In this article, the clinical team at the UK-based Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) shares its experiences as the first site to use the new Bravos system. Lire la suite >
  • Clinicians at Herlev Hospital in Denmark check a radiotherapy fixation device.
Juil. 08, 2019
Since its introduction in 2017, Varian’s HyperArc™ high-definition radiotherapy has been deployed to deliver noncoplanar stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) at sites around the world. Physicists in the United States, Europe, and Asia report that HyperArc has improved workflow and throughput at their sites, while improving or maintaining the high quality of treatment plans, even when prepared by less experienced users. Lire la suite >
Juin 27, 2019
After 20 years with one oncology information system (OIS), migrating to a new one is a serious step, but it’s one that Baton Rouge General took in the summer of 2016 with an eye to the future for its three hospitals. The transition forged ahead, even in the face of catastrophic flooding. Lire la suite >
  • Cryocare CS System
Juin 10, 2019
Varian has acquired Endocare, based in Austin, Texas; and Alicon, based in Hangzhou, China. Endocare is a leading provider of technology for cryoablation and microwave ablation. In China, Alicon is a leader in embolic therapy agents for treating liver cancer. Lire la suite >
  • RapidPlan knowledge-based planning
Juin 04, 2019
Varian’s RapidPlan™ knowledge-based planning brings the power of machine learning to the challenge of treatment planning and has been helping clinicians at centers around the world since 2014 to achieve new levels of consistency, efficiency, and quality. Lire la suite >

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