News | November 01, 2007

Varian Introduces iX Range of HDR Afterloaders

November 2, 2007 - At ASTRO 2007 Varian Medical Systems introduced its VariSource iX and GammaMedplus iX afterloaders, which reportedly simplify HDR (high dose rate) brachytherapy delivery and optimize treatment of cancer patients.

The iX range of afterloaders include Windows-based control software, common to both the VariSource iX and GammaMedplus iX afterloaders, the computer-controlled devices used for delivering the radiation sources. The software integrates with Varian's BrachyVision treatment planning system.

Peter Hoskin M.D., head of brachytherapy at Mount Vernon Hospital in London, UK, said, "The iX incorporates user security that improves the integrity of the treatment procedure. The treatment history is stored in a more robust fashion - indeed the system as a whole is more robust and better engineered. The iX has been well received by both physicists and radiographers."

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