Varex Imaging Corporation is a leading 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 around the globe to detect, diagnose, and protect.
Our products are designed to harness the power of X-ray energy to pioneer advances in many applications. We offer a wide range of products including X-ray tubes, flat panel digital detectors, high-voltage connectors, X-ray collimators, ionization chambers, mammography paddles, solid state automatic exposure control systems, and buckies for digital imaging.
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 65+ years of dedication to the imaging industry, but our everyday work is devoted to our partners’ success.
Varex Imaging at a Glance
Varex Imaging partners with many OEMs to help bring their products to market faster with our imaging components and technology.
Varex Imaging partners with many system integrators on the industrial and cargo security industry to provide key imaging components.
Diverse Product Portfolio
Medical X-ray tubes
Industrial X-ray tubes
Dynamic flat panel detectors
Security detector arrays
Image processing & diagnostic
Despite our 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
Acquisitions & Partnerships
Since becoming an independent corporation, Varex has made several strategic acquisitions and built new relationships to drive innovation and promote continued success.
In 2019, Varex acquired Direct Conversion. Headquartered near Stockholm, Sweden, with facilities across the globe, Direct Conversion provides digital X-ray imaging for medical, dental and industrial markets. Direct Conversion introduced the world’s first affordable plug-and-play photon counting detectors and changed the market with its ground-breaking hybrid sensors.
Formed in 2018 and based in Erlangen, Germany, VEC Imaging GmbH, Co. & KG is a Joint Venture between Cetteen GmbH and Varex Imaging Corporation. VEC Imaging is focused on rapidly commercializing its technology and patents.