Varian Medical Systems, a provider of radiotherapy equipment and software, has set up its first education center in India to train medical physicists and technologists working on the company's advanced cancer treatment systems.
The center in Mumbai, equipped with 16 planning system workstations and the VERT training system for radiotherapy treatment simulations, will enable the country’s growing number of radiotherapists and medical physicists to train without having to travel overseas.
Varian Medical Operations regional head Michael Sandhu said that Radiotherapy use is growing rapidly in India and the company intends to equip the increasing number of practitioners with the experience they need locally.
“This training center will give us the opportunity to customize our training solutions to the specific needs of Indian clinicians bringing, in the long term, added value to their practices,” Sandhu said.
Varian Medical Indian manager Vivekanand Tathvadkar said that in the current economic climate people are not able to travel as extensively as they used to, so a facility here in India gives them the opportunity to get hands-on experience without leaving the country.