The new Attila4MC software provides engineers with Monte Carlo N-Particle Code (MCNP) that helps in the product design, as well as graphical user interface (GUI) that simplifies and enhances the calculation process.

Attila4MC can also be used for research involving medical physics and nuclear engineering.

The company is also providing an optional CAD add-on with Attila4MC, offering part-time users with full knowledge on modeling.

Varian Attila product line senior manager Greg Failla said: "Our goal in developing Attila4MC was to help MCNP users be more productive.

"Attila4MC enables organizations to more effectively incorporate Monte Carlo simulation results into their product designs, and we are committed to helping users improve the ease, speed, and confidence of their calculations."

Varian Medical Systems produces medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiation.

The company offers X-ray imaging components, including tubes, digital detectors, cables and connectors, as well as image processing software and workstations for use in medical and industrial settings.

Image: Varian Medical has launched new software for designing shielding and radiological protection systems. Photo: courtesy of Stuart Miles /