Varian releases updated software version for brachytherapy

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Varian Medical Systems has released an updated version of its VariSeed brachytherapy seed planning software, VariSeed 8.0.

According to the Palo Alto, Calif.-based Varian, VariSeed 8.0 offers brachytherapy physicists new contouring tools, including the capability to contour in the sagittal and coronal planes. Another new feature is a tool that creates a digital reconstruction of the CT image and makes it much simpler to define the seed placement, Varian reported. A permanent seed implant involves up to 120 radioactive seeds, each the size of a grain of rice.