As part of a deal inked earlier this year, Varian Medical Systems is deploying its linear accelerators throughout the nation of Turkey. Under the company’s partnership with the Turkish Ministry of Health, Varian will install 14 of its Clinac iX and Trilogy systems at public radiotherapy centers across the country.
In March, Varian was selected to equip hospitals in the cities of Mersin and Ankara with multiple linear accelerators, including two TrueBeam systems and the country’s first VitalBeam device. These machines will be utilized at sites within the Integrated Healthcare Campus Project tendered by the Turkish Ministry of Health as part of a public-private partnership (PPP); DIA Holding is serving as the main contractor for the project.
“We have selected Varian radiotherapy systems for our Mersin and Ankara Bilkent integrated health projects because of their operational capability, clinical excellence, and versatility,” says DIA Holding’s Murad Bayar. “Due to the complexity and size of these campus projects, which are among healthcare PPP initiatives in Turkey, we wanted to work with the best.”
Varian will also supply two TrueBeam systems to Ankara’s Losante Hospital, as well as a Trilogy system to Erzurum’s Ataturk University Hospital. Designed to treat a moving tumor, the TrueBeam system synchronizes imaging, patient positioning, motion management, and treatment delivery during a radiotherapy or radiosurgery procedure. And VitalBeam provides high-throughput radiation therapy, which enables customers to expand clinical capabilities over time.
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