Technology | October 07, 2007

Varian, BrainLAB Roll Out New Stereotactic Radiosurgery System

Varian Medical Systems and BrainLAB teamed up to create Novalis Tx, which integrates Varian’s Trilogy Tx linear accelerator and new HD120 multi-leaf collimator, offering 2.5 mm leaves for finer beam shaping. The Novalis Tx radiosurgical instrument uses Varian’s On-board Imager device, the BrainLAB ExacTrac X-Ray 6D room mounted X-Ray imaging system, BrainLAB iPLAN treatment planning software as well as Varian’s Eclipse treatment planning and ARIA information management software.
It offers multiple beam energies from 6 to 20 million electron volts (MEV). For image guidance, it features a machine-mounted 3D CT scanner with 2D radiographic and fluoroscopic imaging capability as well as room-mounted X-Ray imaging system for real-time imaging and motion management. A 6D robotic couch assists patient positioning. The treatment planning and information management software is for managing, planning and delivering radiosurgery.

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