Varian nets Italy install

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The Humanitas Clinic in Milan, Italy, has deployed RapidArc radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems.

With RapidArc, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based Varian said its Clinac medical linear accelerator can target radiation beams at a tumor while rotating continuously around the patient.

Marta Scorsetti, MD, lead clinician at Humanitas, said pancreatic cancers are not traditional candidates for complex treatments with intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), but the introduction of RapidArc means that such patients, as well as prostate and head and neck cancer patients, can “now receive the most advanced radiotherapy treatments in a short time.”