PALO ALTO, Calif., March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced that the company's ARIA® Oncology Information System was ranked #1 and designated the Category Leader for the Oncology market segment, in the 2009 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software and Professional Services.
KLAS is an independent research firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting on the performance of healthcare vendors. The Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards report is a high-level overview of performance ratings for vendors offering software, professional services, and medical equipment to the healthcare industry. Ratings are compiled from evaluations received during the 12-month period prior to its publication from healthcare professionals in North America. Data is collected from healthcare providers. Each vendor product or service has been categorized into a market segment so that like products can be compared and ranked against each other.
A "Category Leader" designation identifies top-rated vendor products in the Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards report for each market segment.
Varian was also ranked #1 among Oncology IT Vendors in 2008, in an independent oncology report released by KLAS in June of that year, having earned top scores in categories including: ease of use and compatibility with third party products, and tying with another vendor for the top score on quality of releases and updates.
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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 5,000 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and approximately 79 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com.
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