Varian Medical Systems to Showcase Fast, Reliable, Wireless X-ray Image Detectors at the ECR Annual Meeting in Vienna Next Week

Tue Mar 5, 2013 8:00am EST

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Varian will also exhibit other specialized image detectors, digital image
processing systems, and X-ray tubes and detectors optimized for digital
SALT LAKE CITY,  March 5, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- ECR Booth #313/Expo C - Digital
X-ray image detectors that are portable, fast, reliable, usable around the
world, and capable of generating highly detailed images at low dose rates are
among the X-ray imaging system components that Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:
VAR) will exhibit this year at the annual meeting of the European Congress of
Radiology (ECR) in  Vienna, Austria, from  March 7-11, 2013.

"We will be showing our new PaxScan®  4336W wireless image detector, which was
engineered to be dose efficient and capable of providing excellent image
quality, even at low doses," says  Steve Kimmel, vice president of sales and
marketing for Varian X-Ray Products.  "These detectors were designed for use in
systems that can provide clinicians with the details they need to make accurate
medical decisions while keeping X-ray dose to a minimum."

The PaxScan 4336W is a dual band detector licensed for use in most markets
globally.  It can transmit image data in real-time across a very reliable
wireless link.  "Even with the panel inside a cassette tray, or down below the
X-ray table, the transmission rates stay consistently high," says  Rick Colbeth,
vice president of engineering for Varian imaging products.  "Quality images can
be generated very quickly."

The wireless panel also includes a built in diagnostic program that provides a
way to continuously monitor the "health" of the unit for faster, easier

In addition to the new wireless panel, the Varian exhibit will also showcase the
following X-ray imaging products and technologies.

* The PaxScan 4343CB is an advanced radiography and fluoroscopy panel that
delivers high quality X-ray images as well as excellent low-dose fluoroscopic
images, showing motion at up to 60 frames per second.  "This panel has one of
the smallest pixel sizes available, which yields a higher quality image in terms
of resolution," Colbeth says.

* The PaxScan 3024M  is a full field digital mammography detector designed for
rapid image acquisition and tomosynthesis, a method of using X-rays to create a
3-dimensional image of the breast.  "This technology enables customers to extend
the capabilities and efficiencies of digital mammography into emerging markets
and mobile screening applications," says Kimmel.

* The PaxPower M-1500 X-ray tube was developed specifically for advanced
mammography applications such as tomosynthesis and CT scanning.  Its
space-efficient design enables high quality imaging in the chest wall region, as
well as the power to enable sophisticated slit scanning and photon counting
approaches that can yield higher contrast when imaging large or dense areas.

* Varian's InfiMed image processing software and workstations offer advanced
imaging algorithms for processing data from radiographic flat panel image
detectors, dynamic detectors, and legacy image intensifier systems.  "Our
imaging workstations enable customers to add digital dynamic or radiographic
productivity to their portfolios, reducing time to market and enhancing their
competitive position," Kimmel says.

For more information, visit the Varian X-Ray Products business website at

About Varian Medical Systems
Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of  Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading
manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other
medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, and brachytherapy. The
company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics,
radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is a premier
supplier of tubes, digital detectors, and image processing workstations for
X-ray imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications and also
supplies high-energy X-ray devices for cargo screening and non-destructive
testing applications.  Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 6,200 people
who are located at manufacturing sites in  North America,  Europe, and  China 
and approximately 70 sales and support offices around the world. For more
information, visit  or follow us on  Twitter.  

Varian Medical Systems
Elaine Rebele, 801.978.5715

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