Varian scores Belgian install

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Ghent University Hospital in Ghent, Belgium, will acquire RapidArc technology from Varian Medical Systems for modulated arc therapy treatments.

The hospital, which has developed its own intensity modulated arc therapy planning system, has carried out such treatments on prostate and gynecological cancer patients for several years. There are now plans to extend such treatments to other sites, according to Varian.

The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company said the Clinac iX, equipped with its RapidArc technology, is due to be installed at the hospital in October. RapidArc treatments are planned to commence in spring 2009.