Technology | October 07, 2008

Varian Features Cancer Treatments, New WIP Oncology PACS

Varian Medical Systems will showcase its cancer treatment technologies for external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy, image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and proton therapy. Varian representatives will also be on hand to demonstrate the company’s software solutions, including the ARIA oncology information system and Eclipse treatment planning, as well as an architecture for a new Oncology PACS (picture archiving and communication system) for long-term image management and storage (now a works-in-progress that is in development by Varian researchers in partnership with Xstor Medical Systems, and not yet available for sale). Varian’s Oncology PACS is being designed to furnish oncology departments with a scalable, integrated image storage solution with a Web-based interface that adheres to industry standard DICOM RT and HL7 communication protocols

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