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Varian Medical Systems Installs the Company's 500th Medical Linear Accelerator
Varian Medical Systems, a manufacturer of medical devices for treating cancer with image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery, recently installed its 500th medical linear accelerator in Japan at the Red Cross Kyoto Daiichi Hospital. The hospital acquired a Novalis Tx™ treatment machine plus Varian's latest Eclipse™ software for planning modern radiotherapy treatments that precisely target tumors and minimize dose to surrounding healthy tissues.
"The new system at the Red Cross Kyoto Daiichi Hospital is optimized for planning and delivering advanced treatments such as stereotactic radiosurgery," Makoto Yamada, director of sales and marketing for Varian in Japan, said in a statement. "It is the second Varian system to be put into service at that location. The hospital expects to commence using it for patient treatments in June. We were pleased to honor the clinical team with a commemorative plaque celebrating the 500th Varian machine in Japan, as well as the hospital's commitment to providing quality cancer care for the people of Japan."