News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 25, 2017

UZ Leuven Treats First European Patient on Varian Halcyon Cancer Treatment System

Image-guided system for intensity modulated radiotherapy used on 80-year-old male with head and neck cancer

UZ Leuven Treats First European Patient on Varian Halcyon Cancer Treatment System

October 25, 2017 — Varian recently announced an 80-year-old male with head and neck cancer became the first patient in Europe to be treated on the Halcyon system at University Hospitals Leuven (UZ Leuven) in Belgium. Halcyon is an advanced cancer treatment system that is more comfortable for the patient while delivering ease-of-use for healthcare providers, accelerated installation timeframes, expedited commissioning, simplified training and automated radiation therapy treatment.

Halcyon simplifies and enhances virtually every aspect of image-guided volumetric intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), according to Varian, and is designed to expand the availability of high-quality cancer care globally. It is well-suited to handle the majority of cancer patients, offering advanced treatments for lung, esophagus, brain, head and neck, and many other forms of cancer.

"We selected the Halcyon system because of its potential to accelerate the treatment workflow and allow for a much closer connection between the patient and therapist," said Prof. Karin Haustermans, M.D., chair of the department, UZ Leuven. "Having now completed our first treatments I can say that Halcyon lived up to its promise of a more efficient workflow and better integration of imaging and treatment, which resulted in a much faster overall treatment time."

For more information: www.varian.com

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