Varian inks radiotherapy agreement with Qatar hospital

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Al Amal Hospital in Doha, Qatar, has treated nine brain cancer, prostate cancer and head and neck cancer patients with RapidArc radiotherapy treatments from Varian Medical Systems.

Since the implementation of the technology in early May, the hospital has widened the treatment indications for the therapy and has signed an agreement with Varian to become a reference center in the gulf region and Middle East for RapidArc, image-guided radiotherapy, said the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company.