Varian Medical Systems to Exhibit the Latest X-Ray Image Detectors and X-Ray Tubes at the ECR Annual Meeting | Varian

Varian Medical Systems to Exhibit the Latest X-Ray Image Detectors and X-Ray Tubes at the ECR Annual Meeting

SALT LAKE CITY, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ECR Booth #313/Expo C -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. , a premier supplier of X-ray tubes and flat panel digital X-ray image detectors for filmless imaging, will exhibit its line of PaxScan® flat panel X-ray image detectors for digital radiography (DR) at the European Congress of Radiology Annual (ECR) meeting in Vienna, Austria from March 6 - 10, 2009. Varian will also showcase its full range of X-ray tubes for fluoroscopy, angiography, cardiology and cone-beam CT imaging.

"Varian offers the broadest selection of both stock X-ray tubes and amorphous-silicon imaging detectors in the industry," said Steve Kimmel, vice president of marketing for the company's X-ray Products Group. "We offer our products for new X-ray equipment and replacement X-ray tubes for installed systems."

The Varian booth will spotlight several advanced filmless imaging and X-ray tube products, including:

  • The PaxScan 4336R, a 43cm x 36cm detector designed to replace standard film cassettes used in existing radiographic applications and is intended for use in mobile and multi-bucky imaging systems.
  • The PaxScan 4343R, Varian's largest panel, a 43cm x 43cm detector, is designed for permanent mounting in radiographic tables or wall stands. The large size of the 4343R makes it an excellent receptor for real-time, large field of view image acquisition.
  • The new G-296 rotating anode X-ray tube developed for use with flat panel digital detectors. The insert is specifically designed for general radiology, cineradiographic and fluoroscopic procedures.
  • The MCS-6074 rotating anode X-ray tube for CT scanning along with a line-up of replacement X-ray tubes that are available through Varian's Interay, a wholly owned subsidiary that offers medical X-ray tubes "on demand" for the service and small OEM markets.

"We are committed to providing our growing European customer base quality products and 'on demand' service," said Kimmel. "From stocking locations around the world we are able to offer regional product and support services, which in turn help increase our customer's competitiveness in the marketplace."

EUROPEAN SALES & SERVICE CENTER

Varian Medical Systems has a dedicated, bonded facility at its Dusseldorf (Germany) service center where X-ray tubes can be carried in inventory for rapid shipment. This facility provides evaluation, repair and replacement medical X-ray tubes for immediate delivery throughout the European region. "By having inventory in Europe as well as a responsive technical and marketing team, we can make our tubes more cost effective and readily accessible to the European Union," said Stefano Daniotti, country manager for Varian X-ray Products. Varian's X-ray Products Group is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

About Varian Medical Systems

Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is a premier supplier of tubes and digital detectors for X-ray imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications and also supplies X-ray imaging products for cargo screening and industrial inspection. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 5,100 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and approximately 60 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com.

    FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
    Elaine Fairless, Varian Medical Systems
    801-978-5715 or elaine.fairles@varian.com

SOURCE: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

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