News | September 09, 2007

Varian Demonstrated Latest Technologies Designed to Improve Radiotherapy

September 10, 2007 - Varian Medical Systems showcased its full range of technologies and products aimed at improving the speed and precision of radiotherapy, at the 2007 European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) meeting in Barcelona, Spain from Sep. 8 to Sept. 13, 2007.
Among the new product introductions on show will be the Smart Segmentation feature for Varian's Eclipse treatment planning system. Smart Segmentation is reportedly the world's first fully automatic software tool that identifies and outlines organs and other structures of interest within diagnostic images of the thorax and male pelvis. Up to now, identifying structures to be irradiated or protected during radiotherapy treatments had to be done by hand.
Varian displayed another intelligent planning tool that automatically selects the optimal treatment beam angle for each patient. Additionally, Varian will demonstrate 4D planning software to account for organ motion during precision radiotherapy treatments.
Varian discussed the new high-definition multi-leaf collimator (HD120 MLC). This high-definition collimator, with increased resolution utilizing smaller leaves, will be available with the company's Trilogy Tx medical linear accelerator and addresses the unique needs of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT).
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