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Varian Medical Systems Eclipse Treatment Planning Software Named Category Leader in the 2017 Best in KLAS: Software and Services Report
Independent report based on customer evaluations gives Eclipse top ranking

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), today announced for the fourth year in a row, its Eclipse™ treatment planning software has been named Category Leader for Oncology Treatment Planning in the 2017 Best in KLAS: Software and Services Report by KLAS, an independent research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting on the performance of healthcare vendors.

Named a 2017 Category Leader for Oncology Treatment Planning software, Eclipse software is in use at some 3,400 cancer treatment centers around the world. The software creates an optimized radiotherapy treatment plan based on a physician's dose instructions, and information about the size, shape and location of the tumor to be treated with radiation. The Eclipse software incorporates unique features such as RapidPlan™ knowledge-based planning, which makes it easier and faster to plan sophisticated cancer treatments like intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), and RapidArc® radiotherapy.

According to the 2017 Best in KLAS report, Eclipse scored above average in key areas, including: Sales and Contracting, Implementation & Training, Functionality & Upgrades, and Service & Support.

In comments posted on*, a director/physician who uses Eclipse said: "Eclipse is rock solid all around. It is very functional for our physicists, and it integrates well with our equipment. It is easy to support, and the Varian team is great to work with when it comes to treatment planning. I feel like things are always advancing."

"We are honored once again to have Eclipse recognized as a Category Leader by KLAS," said Kolleen Kennedy, president of Varian's Oncology Systems business. "The Varian team spends countless hours working closely with oncology clinicians around the world to understand their changing needs so we can enhance the Eclipse software, and continue providing the best-in-class tools for fighting cancer."

The 2017 Best in KLAS report, published at the end of January, ranks healthcare vendors and their solutions by the professionals who use them—healthcare providers. For a full list of Best in KLAS winners, Global (Non-U.S.) Best in KLAS winners, and Category Leaders, visit

*Commentary collected about Varian Eclipse by KLAS March 2016 © 2017 KLAS for a complete view.

About Varian Medical Systems
Varian Medical Systems focuses energy on saving lives and is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating and managing cancer. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Varian employs approximately 6,400 people at sites around the world. For more information, visit and follow @VarianMedSys on Twitter.

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