October 17, 2007 - Varian Medical Systems is introducing an advanced range of afterloaders that reportedly simplify HDR (high dose rate) brachytherapy delivery and optimize treatment of cancer patients.
The iX range of afterloaders will be officially introduced at the annual ASTRO exhibition in Oct. 29 in Los Angeles.
The new range of iX 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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