September 27, 2007 - Varian Medical Systems and Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology (CCO) located in England, are jointly hosting Europe's first IGRT (image guided radiotherapy) training school, enabling hospitals across Europe to be trained to use radiotherapy technologies.
Attendees will include clinicians, physicists and radiographers from hospitals in Italy, Russia, Norway, Spain and Scotland. The schools will be run four times a year and will be offered to all hospitals purchasing Varian's On-Board kV imaging system. The next school takes place Dec. 6 to Dec. 8, 2007 and 2008 events at Clatterbridge have been scheduled for dates in February, June, October and December.
Varian's On-Board Imager for IGRT reportedly allows clinicians to image and treat patients on a single machine that rotates around the patient to take X-ray images and deliver treatments from virtually any angle. Mounted on the linear accelerator, the On-Board Imager device produces high-resolution images of the tumor and tracks changes in tumor shape, size or position due to shrinkage or shifting over a multi-week course of treatment, and due to respiration.
For more information: www.varian.com