Varian inks $29 million U.K. sale

Varian Medical Systems of Palo Alto, CA, has landed a $29 million deal to supply radiation therapy equipment to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust, a hospital in Norwich, U.K. The hospital is upgrading its cancer treatment program, which treats over 2,000 cancer patients a year.

Varian will equip the hospital with four linear accelerators, a treatment simulator, and a high-dose-rate brachytherapy afterloader. The installation also includes software for image processing, treatment planning, and clinical information systems. A GE Medical Systems CT scanner for treatment planning is also included.

The agreement includes all future upgrades, parts, and service requirements for the next 15 years, according to hospital officials.

By staff writers
March 13, 2002

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