Herlev University Hospital Treats First Patient in Denmark on Varian Halcyon System

Palo Alto, Calif. and Herlev, Denmark, June 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian (NYSE: VAR) today announced Herlev University Hospital near Copenhagen, Denmark is Scandinavia's first facility to utilize the Halcyon™ system. The first patient treated on the system was a 42-year-old female undergoing treatment for anal cancer. Halcyon simplifies and enhances virtually every aspect of image-guided volumetric intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), including improved patient...This story is related to the following:Medical Equipment Machinery
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