Varex Imaging Corporation
Varex Imaging Corporation is the world’s largest independent supplier of medical X-ray tubes and image processing solutions. From medical imaging, to cargo screening and border security, our components are used by X-ray imaging system manufacturers everywhere to detect, diagnose, and protect.
Our products are designed to harness the power of X-ray energy to pioneer advances in any application. This requires us to maintain an extensive catalog, and we are a leading supplier of high-voltage connectors, X-ray collimators, ionization chambers, mammography paddles, solid state automatic exposure control systems and buckies for digital imaging.
As a leader in imaging components, our goal is to help our customers become world-class system suppliers by strengthening their competitiveness, and enabling them to bring products to market faster. Our rich history spans 50+ years of dedication to the imaging industry, but our everyday work is devoted to our partners’ success.
Despite its young age, Varex Imaging Corporation has a rich history of experience that dates back to the 1930’s, when Jack McCullough and Bill Eitel created Eimac Products. Eimac quickly became known for producing high-quality, high-power transmitter tubes, and relocated its manufacturing operations to Utah, after receiving a large military contract in 1941.
Foreseeing the end of the war, Eimac Products began to expand its expertise to include new tube types, such as television cathode ray tubes (CRT) and microwave tubes for radar applications. Eventually, Eimac would merge with Varian in 1965.
As Varian grew to a global household name in X-ray imaging, it became apparent that a “spin-off” company would be needed to operate and hold its ever-expanding imaging components business. For this purpose, Varian Medical Systems created Varex Imaging Corporation on January 1, 2017. Together, the two companies are able to concentrate their efforts on the unique needs of each business, and pursue distinct opportunities for long-term growth and profitability in the imaging industry.
Russell and Sigurd Varian with a klystron
The original Varian team (from left) Russell Varian, Sigurd Varian, Marvin Chodorow, Dorothy Varian, Richard Leonard, Esther Salisbury, Edward Ginzton, Fred Salisbury, Dow Snow, and Myrl Stearns
Dr. Ed Ginzton, co-founder of Varian Associates