Varian places five new accelerators in Denmark

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Radiation therapy device developer Varian Medical Systems reported that it has been selected by two Danish cancer centers to provide its Clinac and Clinac iX linear accelerators. The facilities have ordered five of the devices, according to the Palo Alto, Calif.-based firm.

Three Clinac linear accelerators will be supplied to Aalborg University Hospital in the northern region of Denmark, while Aarhus University Hospital, in Jutland, has ordered two Clinac iX machines with On-Board Imager devices for advanced image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT).

The orders for the five Clinac accelerators were placed in June this year, the company said.

At Aalborg University Hospital, two of the new machines will replace aging equipment and the third will add new capacity, leaving the center with five treatment machines in total.

In addition to its order for the Clinac iX devices, Aarhus University Hospital earlier this year ordered Varian’s Triliogy linear accelerator. That equipment is scheduled for installation next month and will be used equally for research and clinical treatments such as cranial stereotactic radiotherapy, stereotactic body radiotherapy and image-guided adaptive radiotherapy, according to Varian.