Having unveiled it only two months ago, Varian has announced receiving FDA clearance for its Halcyon image-guided volumetric IMRT system.
Varian has been working on improving the quality and shortening the time of treatment sessions, as well as making it easier to install, maintain, and train people using the system.
The company has introduced a number of workflows to get patients quickly through each therapy session. The workflows have reduced the average number of steps a technician would have to perform from around thirty to around nine.
The system has a built-in volumetric X-ray scanner that reveals the effect of the therapy in seconds and spins along with the therapeutic high energy components, the two working in tandem and keeping up with each other.
Here’s a Varian video promoting the Halcyon: