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Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong First in Asia to Offer Cancer Patients Image-Guided RapidArc® Radiotherapy Using the UNIQUE(TM) Radiotherapy System

HONG KONG and PALO ALTO, Calif. - Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong, China, has become the first treatment center in Asia to commence treating cancer patients using the UNIQUE(TM) medical linear accelerator from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Clinicians used the new device for the first time last week, to deliver an image-guided RapidArc® treatment for a patient battling...

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M-1 Tool Works Receives Vendor Recognition from Argonne National Lab
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M-1 Tool Works Receives Vendor Recognition from Argonne National Lab

McHenry, Illinois contract manufacturer supplies critical components for Undulator device on linear particle accelerator At a time when the media are constantly touting the imminent demise of American manufacturing, there are numerous suppliers to one of this country's greatest and most universally sought after technological achievements who might challenge that notion. In fact, they just might...

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CERN Chooses ARC Informatique´s PcVue Supervision Software Package to Manage LHC Ventilation and Cooling
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CERN Chooses ARC Informatique´s PcVue Supervision Software Package to Manage LHC Ventilation and Cooling

Inaugurated at the end of 2008 at CERN, the LHC is the largest particle accelerator in the world with a circumference of nearly 27 kilometres. To monitor and control its ventilation systems and the 200 associated programmable controllers, CERN has chosen the PcVue supervision software developed by ARC Informatique and installed on-site by Assystem France. PcVue is perfectly suited to the...

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Air Liquide Innovation And Technology At The Service Of CERN For The LHC

The largest and most complex scientific instrument ever built will be officially inaugurated at CERN, European Centre for Nuclear Research, on October 21, 2008 by government representatives from the CERN member states, and many other dignitaries. On September 10th, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was successfully started, emitted its first beam of protons and is currently stopped until next...

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Siemens Healthcare Announces Exclusive Partnership with Prowess Inc.

Plans to Integrate Treatment Planning System with Oncology Solutions Technology CONCORD, Calif., Feb. 20 - Siemens Healthcare (www.usa.siemens.com/healthcare) announces an exclusive partnership with Prowess Inc. to develop advanced radiation oncology treatment planning software for integration into Siemens' linear accelerators. The combination of Prowess' unique treatment planning system with...

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Elekta Announces Clinical Start-up of Elekta Synergy® S at UPMC

PITTSBURGH and ATLANTA, Jan. 10 - Treatments have commenced on the new Elekta Synergy® S at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). UPMC is a world-leading provider of intra- and extracranial stereotactic radiosurgery. The clinical start of treatments began October 30, 2007 with a colon cancer treatment followed by a lung patient. Since then, the vast majority of patients treated...

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Varian Medical Systems Exhibits Latest Technologies and Products Designed to Improve Speed and Precision of Radiotherapy at ESTRO 2007

BARCELONA, Spain, Sept. 7 - Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR), world leader in advanced radiotherapy solutions for treating cancer, is demonstrating its full range of technologies and products aimed at improving the speed and precision of radiotherapy at the 2007 European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) meeting in Barcelona, Spain from September 8th-13th. Among the new...

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Linear Accelerator offers solution for radiation therapy.

Designed with single low-energy photo beam and small footprint, Elekta Compact(TM) is suited for use in small treatment rooms and in specialized markets. It offers users access to electronic treatment records and sophisticated information management systems to help streamline workflow. To upgrade unit, mini multi-leaf collimator can be mounted along with associated field cones for stereotactic...

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Five Advanced Varian Linear Accelerators Selected for Key Danish Cancer Centers

AALBORG/AARHUS, Denmark, Aug. 23 / - Two leading Danish cancer centers have selected five state-of-the-art medical linear accelerators from Varian Medical Systems to replace aging equipment and offer patients more advanced radiotherapy treatments as part of a national program to reduce waiting times for patients. With the Danish government ruling that the period from diagnosis to treatment should...

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Sri Lanka to Enter Modern Radiotherapy Age with Country's First Medical Linear Accelerator

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec. 11 // -- Cancer patients in Sri Lanka will benefit from modern radiotherapy treatments with the installation of the country's first medical linear accelerator at the National Cancer Centre. The high energy Clinac(R) accelerator from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) will enable highly conformal radiotherapy treatments to be offered to patients when it is installed late...

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