Varian offers IGRT training school to its customers

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Varian Medical Systems and Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology (CCO) are jointly hosting an image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) training school, enabling hospitals in Europe to be trained to use the latest radiotherapy technologies.

CCO, in Wirral outside Liverpool, England, is the venue for the first event, taking place at the hospital and at nearby Thornton Hall Hotel over the next three days.

Attendees at the first school include clinicians, physicists and radiographers from hospitals in Italy, Russia, Norway, Spain and Scotland, according to the Palo Alto-based Varian.

The schools will be run four times a year and offered to all hospitals purchasing Varian's On-Board kV imaging system. The next school takes place Dec. 6-8, and the 2008 events at Clatterbridge have been scheduled for dates in February, June, October and December.