Technology | February 18, 2009

Varian Gets CE Mark for Proton Therapy System

February 19, 2009 -Varian Medical Systems today announced that it has received CE mark for the Varian Proton Therapy System, a system that enables the use of higher doses of radiation to control and manage tumors while significantly reducing damage to healthy tissue and vital organs.

The CE mark makes it possible for cancer treatment centers to begin ordering, installing and using the Varian Proton Therapy System in regions where CE mark is required without having to obtain a site-specific clearance to use this important technology.

“Varian is actively marketing the Varian Proton Therapy System, and institutions from all parts of the world are pursuing this promising technology for cancer patients in their regions,” Boeh said.

Through research and development and the acquisition of ACCEL in Germany during 2007, Varian has developed a comprehensive proton therapy system that utilizes the company's technology for particle beam generation, treatment planning, imaging, motion management, and information management technology.

For more information: www.varian.com

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