PALO ALTO, Calif. – April 25, 2006 – Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) today announced the launch of a new web site about the company’s solutions for delivering state-of-the-art non-invasive neurosurgery.
“We have designed our new website to serve as a substantive resource for clinicians and others interested in Varian’s technology for delivering radiosurgery,‿ says Lester Boeh, vice president and general manager of Varian Surgical Sciences. “In addition to information about our technology for image-guided radiosurgery, we are highlighting the radiosurgery treatment process, as well as simulated case models that illustrate how our advanced technology can be used to help patients with a wide variety of conditions. We are committed to providing clinicians with technology and products for effective, fast, comfortable and affordable treatments.‿
Varian’s radiosurgery solutions are built around the company’s Trilogy™ instrument for image-guided radiosurgery. The new website includes case models for Trilogy treatments of such diverse conditions as acoustic schwannoma, arteriovenous malformation, multiple brain metastases, and pituitary adenoma, as well as metastatic lesions of the spine, lung, and liver.
“Trilogy is a truly versatile radiosurgery device, and can be used to treat lesions and abnormalities in the brain, head, neck, and body,‿ says Calvin Huntzinger, marketing and engineering manager for Varian Surgical Sciences. “If a neurosurgeon is dealing with brain cancer that has metastasized to the lung or liver, he or she can address all aspects of the problem using this one machine.‿
“Varian Surgical Sciences offers specialized noninvasive, image-guided radiosurgery systems that serve as a complement to traditional neurosurgery and have helped to dramatically expand treatment options for patients,‿ Boeh says.
Varian Surgical Sciences is exhibiting the company’s radiosurgery solutions at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) meeting in San Francisco this week. The new Surgical Sciences website can be accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.varian.com/vss/ .