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More top-performing CAPS members are giving the thumbs up to Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) these days -- after spending much of the past few months at a four-star rank, the company has been holding more ground in the five-star section lately. A total of 390 members have given their opinion on Varian Medical Systems, with many of them offering analysis and commentary explaining the recent optimism.

Tightened capital budgets have hindered hospitals' ability to make big purchases. That pain has trickled down to medical device makers such as Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) and Hansen Medical (NASDAQ:HNSN), as well as implantable device makers such as Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) and Medtronic (NYSE:MDT).

Varian has felt the same pressure for its advanced radiation therapy and X-ray equipment, but the company still managed to post positive sales growth in its most recent quarter. Many CAPS members believe pent-up demand will later be a big benefit to Varian, which commands more than half of the global cancer radiation equipment market. It currently generates about half of its revenue from abroad, but only 15% from Asia, and looks to increase that foreign component, with plans for strong growth in emerging markets such as China.                                                                        

Varian's new Rapid Arc radiation system has been well-received, giving stiff competition to rivals TomoTherapy and Accuray (NASDAQ:ARAY). In addition, Varian has a range of X-ray components that it sells to other companies such as General Electric (NYSE:GE), and it also has a growing presence in security and inspections.  

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Fool contributor Dave Mock has been spending more time in the proverbial doghouse for ill-conceived jokes that refer to himself as "the better half." He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. Intuitive Surgical is a Rule Breakers recommendation. The Fool owns shares of Medtronic. The Fool's disclosure policy won't answer the phone or text its "friend" while on a date with you.