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Varian Medical spotlights motion management and radiosurgery technologies at ESTRO 33 in Vienna

Varian Medical Systems will demonstrate its full range of radiotherapy delivery systems and software at the 33rd ESTRO (European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology) meeting, taking place in Vienna from 4 April -7 April 2014.

The Varian booth will feature the company’s technology and products for radiotherapy, radiosurgery, brachytherapy, and proton therapy.

Varian’s TrueBeam 2.0 platform for radiotherapy and radiosurgery will be on display along with the RapidAr image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy system, the PerfectPitch six-degrees-of-freedom couch, and the Calypso ‘GPS for the Body’ system, all of which are aimed at helping clinicians to deliver treatments with both precision and speed.

Varian will also exhibit its powerful new RapidPlan software for improving the quality and speed of treatment planning.

Visitors to the Varian booth can also learn more about the company’s new Edge Radiosurgery™ system, Varian’s first dedicated, fully integrated end-to-end solution for planning and delivering advanced radiosurgery treatments using new real-time tumor tracking technology and motion management capabilities.

Clinicians from the first three hospitals to commence treatments with Edge Radiosurgery — Champalimaud Center for the Unknown in Lisbon, Humanitas Cancer Center in Milan, and the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, US — will present results from early treatments for lung, brain, spine and liver tumors at the Varian ‘Cutting Edge’ symposium on April 6th.

Varian Oncology Systems business international marketing head of Rolf Staehelin noted that the next big advances in radiotherapy and radiosurgery involve continuing improvements in how motion is monitored and tumors are tracked during treatments and Varian continues to offer advanced clinical capabilities in these areas.

"This ESTRO meeting enables Varian to showcase new treatment capabilities, as well as the great strides we’re making in knowledge-based planning with our new RapidPlan software," Staehelin added.

RapidPlan software helps clinicians to develop high-quality personalized treatment plans for virtually every type of external beam radiotherapy, including intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT).

Using RapidPlan, clinicians can create standard of care plans to reduce variability in treatment planning to achieve greater consistency and quality in patient care. On 5 April Varian is hosting a symposium entitled ‘Knowledge Drives Cancer Care’ which focuses on RapidPlan, with presentations from leading institutions in the U.S., Australia and the Netherlands.

Varian will showcase its newly-acquired Velocity software platform for data-driven clinical decision making. By organizing patient data and making it available in one place, the Velocity software can help clinicians make more informed treatment decisions.