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Varian Medical Systems to Exhibit New Clinac CX Medical Linear Accelerator and Other Cancer Treatment Technologies at ChinaMed Exhibition in Beijing

2007-04-20 10:03 1109

Varian to showcase full spectrum of hardware and software products, including turnkey packages for launching radiotherapy treatment programs

BEIJING, April 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

(NYSE: VAR), the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, will showcase a full spectrum of cancer treatment technologies, including the company's new Clinac(R) CX linear accelerator, at the upcoming ChinaMed 19th International Medical Instruments and Equipment Exhibition from April 22-24 in Beijing.

"The Clinac CX is a new model linear accelerator that will be made in China for the China market," said Wang Xiao Yun, managing director of Varian Medical Systems Beijing Co., Ltd. The Clinac CX will be built in Varian's new Beijing factory, slated to begin production this summer.

In addition to the Clinac CX, Varian will showcase its Clinac EX and Trilogy(R) linear accelerators, equipped for delivering the very latest treatments, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and image-guided radiosurgery (IGRS). The company will also demonstrate its treatment management software products, which will be made available as part of specially-configured turn-key packages customized for the specific needs of Chinese clinicians and hospitals. "Varian is packaging this treatment management software to streamline the implementation of all forms of treatment," said Richard Stark, Varian's vice president for worldwide marketing. "The goal is to make it easy for hospitals to start a new radiation therapy program or add new clinical capabilities such as image-guided radiation therapy."

Varian's software for treatment planning, image processing and clinical management is available in Mandarin. "The company has strongly considered the needs of the clinical community in China and has implemented the software in the local language," Stark said.

The ChinaMed exhibition will be taking place at the China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing from April 22-24, 2007.

ABOUT VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS

Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is a premier supplier of tubes and digital detectors for X- ray imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications and also supplies X-ray imaging products for cargo screening and industrial inspection. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 3,900 people who are located at manufacturing sites in China, North America, and Europe and in 56 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com/ .

Source: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
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