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Varian Gives European Clinicians First Glimpse of Next Big Advance in Radiotherapy at ESTRO 35

TURIN, Italy, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems will demonstrate its full range of radiotherapy delivery systems at the 35 [th] ESTRO (European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology) meeting, taking place here in Turin from April 29 [th] -May 3 [rd] . The Varian booth features the company's technology and products for radiotherapy, radiosurgery, brachytherapy, and proton therapy, and will offer the European clinical community its first glimpse of High Definition Radiotherapy (HDRT).

Visitors to the Varian booth (No. 5500) can learn about the company's four pi (4Pi) non-coplanar treatment technology*, which exploits specific capabilities of the TrueBeam® platform and is designed to deliver more compact radiation doses that may fully saturate a targeted tumor and "fall off" sharply outside the target zone, potentially minimizing dose to specific organs requiring more protection.

"We believe this technology could enable High Definition Radiotherapy — the next big advance in radiation oncology, rivaling the development of IMRT in the 1990s, IGRT and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) in the 2000s, and linac-based radiosurgery in more recent years," says Kolleen Kennedy, president of Varian's Oncology Systems group. "This has the potential to make a big difference in the treatment of cancer patients."

Also on display on the Varian VAR, +0.23% booth is the company's TrueBeam® platform for radiotherapy and radiosurgery, along with the RapidArc® 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...