Varian claims key role in Spanish IGRT installation
This article was originally published in Clinica
Varian Medical Systems is claiming a major role in equipping the first hospital in northern Spain to offer state-of-the-art image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), after installing three linacs, other equipment and related guidance systems at a new centre. Hospital General de Navarra, in the city of Pamplona, has installed Spain's second only Trilogy linac, "full accessorised" with its On-Board Imager guidance system, said the Palo Alto, California firm. It has also supplied two Clinac 21EX accelerators; an Acuity cone-beam CT, a full ARIA suite and Eclipse treatment planning software. Dr Anastasio Rubio Arroniz, chief of radiotherapy physics, said this represented a step-change in the region's capacity to provide IGRT, intensity-modulated (IMRT) and whole-body stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) - the latter is to be offered in the near future, he said. The hospital serves a population of 600,000, including 1,200 cancer patients per year.
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