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VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS

VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS

Varian Relies on Wind River for Mission-Critical Accuracy in Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery Systems

Medical device company creates system for innovative image-guided cancer treatment

“Wind River provides us with the technology platform that we rely on for the mission-critical accuracy required for our TrueBeam system for image-guided cancer treatment.”

—Patrick Joda, Vice President and General Manager, Worldwide Customer Support Service, Varian Medical Systems

THE OBJECTIVE

Varian Medical Systems is a medical device company focused on treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. Committed to saving hundreds of thousands of lives every year, the innovators at Varian needed to create a system that redefines cancer treatment—one capable of performing accuracy checks once every 10 milliseconds, and continuously monitoring more than 100,000 distinct data points throughout the entire treatment process.

HOW WIND RIVER HELPED

Varian chose Wind River® to provide the operating environment for its leading-edge TrueBeam radiotherapy and radiosurgery system. Wind River provides Varian with the reliable technology platform that supports the mission-critical accuracy required for the TrueBeam system’s image-guided cancer treatment. Wind River helped Varian establish a new level of synchronization between imaging, patient positioning, motion management, beam shaping, and dose delivery technologies.

THE RESULTS

Building on the reliable performance of the VxWorks® real-time operating system from Wind River, Varian created a system that is helping to redefine radiotherapy treatment.