Varian brings new linear accelerator to China

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Varian Medical Systems is showcasing its new Clinac CX linear accelerator at the upcoming ChinaMed 19th International Medical Instruments and Equipment Exhibition in Beijing through through April 24.

“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. 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 is showcasing its Clinac EX and Trilogy 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 is also demonstrating 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.