Varian Medical Systems and Brainlab have expanded their partnership to incorporate Novalis' technology and other radiosurgery program elements with TrueBeam STx system. The long-time partnership is expanded to offer advanced radiosurgical capabilities to the users.

Varian said that the expanded suite of products is expected to be badged as ‘Novalis powered by TrueBeam STx.’ The expanded agreement is a natural extension of a relationship between the two companies that began in 1996, and grew with their collaboration around the Novalis Tx radiosurgery platform, which was launched in 2007.

Novalis powered by TrueBeam STx offers clinicians radiosurgical and image-guidance capabilities designed for targeted SRS and SBRT treatments. It include Brainlab iPlan treatment planning and ExacTrac room-based x-ray imaging technology as well as Varian’s HD120 MLC multileaf collimator for high resolution beam shaping.

Stefan Vilsmeier, CEO of Brainlab, said: “Expanding our partnership with Varian to combine TrueBeam STx with the Novalis Radiosurgery Program gives us a stronger and broader platform for innovation in neurosurgery.

“We believe the combination of our technologies can help make significant clinical advancements in the fight against cancer and other neurological conditions. Our goal is to increase access to advanced treatment.”

Dow Wilson, executive vice president and president of oncology systems at Varian Medical Systems, said: “TrueBeam STx technology will significantly enhance the Varian-Brainlab offering to the radiosurgery market with its significant speed and precision. The Novalis Radiosurgery Program includes a comprehensive package of clinical applications, workflow, knowledge base and training for radiosurgery.”