Technology | October 13, 2006

Varian Focuses on IGRT Technology

Varian Medical Systems’ exhibit at the 2006 ASTRO meeting will focus on the clinical deployment of the company’s technology for advanced radiotherapy, with a special emphasis on the On-Board Imager (OBI) device for image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT). Earlier this year, the company announced that more than 60 percent of all new machine orders now include the OBI for imaging, tracking and targeting tumors.
The (OBI) offers three imaging modalities that make it possible to pinpoint the exact location of the targeted tumor every day prior to treatment; note any changes in tumor size, shape or position; and track tumor motion in order to enhance treatment precision.

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