Varian launches low-cost radiotherapy product

August 31, 2009

Varian Medical Systems launches this week a low-energy radiotherapy system with image-guidance and RapidArc volumetric modulated arc therapy technology for international cancer clinics.

Varian launches low-cost radiotherapy product
Varian Medical Systems launches this week a low-energy radiotherapy system with image-guidance and RapidArc volumetric modulated arc therapy technology for international cancer clinics. Dubbed the UNIQUE , the radiotherapy system was unveiled this week at the Biennial ESTRO Conference on Physics and Radiation Technology meeting in Maastrictht, The Netherlands, according to the company. It is designed to make advanced care more affordable and more widely available to cancer patients around the world. The product, which also includes treatment planning and information management software, carries a price tag under $2 million. It is equipped for treating cancers of the head and neck, breast, cervix and prostate, which make up the majority of cases in most areas of the world, Varian said.