Varian Medical Systems and Siemens Healthcare have signed a global partnership to provide diagnostic and therapeutic systems and services for treating cancer with image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery.
The collaboration covers the mutual marketing and representation of products for imaging and treatment in the global radiation oncology business. This collaboration further comprises the development of software interfaces between Siemens and Varian treatment systems.
The two companies also will investigate opportunities for joint development of new products for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery. Under the agreement, Varian will represent Siemens diagnostic imaging products such as CT, PET/CT or MRI to radiation oncology clinics around the world beginning immediately in most international markets and expanding to North America later in 2012.
Siemens will similarly represent Varian equipment and software for radiotherapy and radiosurgery within its offerings to its healthcare customers.
Furthermore, Varian and Siemens will develop interfaces that will enable connecting Varian’s Aria oncology information system software with Siemens accelerators and imaging systems.