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  • RapidPlan knowledge-based planning
Jun 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. Read more
  • ARIA Care Paths Detail
May 10, 2019
In 2015, the Radiation Oncology Department of Loyola University Medical Center transitioned to the ARIA® oncology information system. Today, the department efficiently runs its daily clinical operations on ARIA. This article details how the department manages its processes using ARIA Care Paths. Read more
  • Clinical school classroom
Mar 29, 2019
On a regular basis, Varian convenes a Clinical School (course VC201) at the company’s Las Vegas education center—a unique opportunity for clinical teams to obtain concrete information for implementing advanced modalities. This three-day course is taught by expert radiation oncologists and physicists from leading cancer centers, who tag-team instruction so that topics are thoroughly covered from both perspectives. Read more
  • Mobile interface with the Noona application for patient-reported outcomes
Feb 27, 2019
Varian’s technology ecosystem is taking a significant leap in the area of patient engagement, thanks to the company’s recent acquisition of Noona, developer of a cloud-based mobile service that captures cancer patient-reported outcomes (PROs). Read more
  • Robin Joseph, clinical nurse specialist, Orange Health Service
Feb 25, 2019
Wellness checks are as advisable for processes as for people. That's why the Radiation Oncology Department at Orange Health Service Hospital in Australia, which had been efficiently running clinical workflows using the ARIA® oncology information system since 2011, reached out to Varian consultants to realize as-yet untapped opportunities for ARIA to support other vital roles involved in patient care. Read more
  • Eclipse MCO Dialog
Feb 11, 2019
Multi-Criteria Optimization (MCO) is a clinical decision support tool that was added to Varian’s Eclipse™ treatment planning system in version 15.5. MCO enables clinicians to quickly improve plan quality by balancing clinical tradeoffs. Using this tool, clinicians can explore what happens when they vary different clinical criteria, such as the degree to which particular organs are spared versus coverage of the targeted tumor, without a time-consuming trial and error process. Read more

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