Varian to Exhibit X-ray Imaging Components Optimized for Flexibility and Fast Patient Throughput


Company will showcase broad range of medical imaging components at the 2014 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)



CHICAGO – Booth 4721 - X-ray imaging components for high-speed, high quality, wireless, and digital imaging systems will be exhibited by Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) at the 2014 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago later this week.



"As the industry adopts digital imaging technology, we're able to help our customers with comprehensive solutions that combine X-ray tubes and digital detectors, and image processing software," said Carl LaCasce, Vice President Sales and Marketing for Varian Imaging Components. "Our components are optimized for digital imaging systems that support high patient throughput, flexibility, and usability. Our latest components and solutions are already designed into new systems for digital mammography, mobile C-arm and CT imaging."



At RSNA, Varian will exhibit X-ray tubes, PaxScan® wireless digital image detectors, and Nexus™ image processing software and workstations.



Among the highlights are:



• Nexus Imaging Software and Workstations - Nexus software and workstations process data from mixed inputs, including older systems, RF, and digital radiography (DR) flat-panel image detectors. "This advanced image processing software enables equipment manufacturers to add digital dynamic or radiographic productivity to their product portfolios, reducing their time to market and enhancing their competitiveness," said LaCasce.



• Mammography imaging components – Varian's mammography components are designed for systems that offer greater patient throughput and advanced high power applications including tomosynthesis. "Our X-ray tubes produce images with high contrast at low doses in advanced imaging applications," said LaCasce. Varian's newer digital tubes feature fan or liquid cooled housings with high heat dissipation rates. All can be used with standard three inch inserts. Varian also offers a compact full-field digital detector with a narrow edge that enables radiologists to acquire images close to the chest wall.



• Varian's family of OEM and replacement CT tubes – Varian's CT tubes utilize glass or ceramic and both bi-polar and anode end grounded (AEG) designs. The AEG tubes are designed for use at high power, with higher heat load and a greater "G' force capacity, making them not only powerful but also durable. In addition, they offer reduced dose delivery outside the focal area.



• Wireless, radiographic and dynamic imaging components – Varian's PaxScan wireless digital image detectors enable equipment manufacturers to build digital imaging systems that offer superior image quality at high levels of throughput. Significant workflow efficiencies can be exploited during system design, in order to improve the patient experience.



"Our goal is to reduce the time it takes for imaging with technical advances that improve the performance of the components that are at the heart of imaging systems," said LaCasce. "With this technology, X-ray imaging can be more cost efficient and accessible for patients around the world."



About Varian Medical Systems Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, focuses energy on saving lives by equipping the world with advanced technology for fighting cancer and for X-ray imaging. The company 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 also a premier supplier of X-ray imaging components, including tubes, digital detectors, and image processing software and workstations for use in medical, scientific, and industrial settings, as well as for security and non-destructive testing. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 6,800 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, and China and approximately 70 sales and support offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com.



For more information contact: Elaine Rebele, 801-978-5715, Elaine.Rebele@varian.com



SOURCE Varian Medical Systems



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