Brazil hospital uses Varian's Calypso system

Radiation oncology firm Varian Medical Systems said Moinhos de Vento Hospital is the first cancer center in Brazil to begin using its Calypso system.

The system was used with a Varian TrueBeam medical linear accelerator to treat a prostate cancer patient on January 10, Varian said. Calypso can detect slight movements of a tumor, enabling it to be targeted accurately with the treatment beam.

The Calypso beacon system implants transponders into the tumor that emit nonionizing electromagnetic signals; these signals are tracked in real-time and used to keep a treatment beam on target.

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