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2012-06-27 02:28:01

ATLANTA, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta swept the top three rankings in the KLAS research firm's recently released 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment & Infrastructure report*. Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion(TM) radiosurgery system and Elekta Synergy® and Elekta Infinity(TM) radiation therapy systems earned the #1, #2 and #3 rankings, respectively, out of eight possible rankings. In the report, Perfexion scored 93.9 out of 100, and 100 percent...

2012-06-25 02:25:42

LEEDS, England, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A 51-year-old male became the first person to benefit from a radiation therapy technique that provides exceptional precision and high-speed delivery. Clinicians at St. James's University Hospital used Elekta's Agility(TM)* multileaf collimator (MLC) and Elekta Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) to treat the patient's tongue cancer. The combination of the two innovations reduced the time it takes to deliver the radiation beams from...

2012-06-22 02:22:45

ATLANTA, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Using a combination of 160 high-resolution tungsten leaves and dramatically faster leaf movement, Elekta's revolutionary new Agility(TM)* MLC promises a new level of precision and delivery speed in radiation therapy treatments for cancer patients. Elekta recently received 510(k) clearance (K121328) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Agility, enabling U.S. medical centers to provide these clinical benefits to their patients with cancer....

2012-06-18 02:26:20

SALZBURG, Austria, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Requiring only a quick upgrade to their existing Elekta Synergy® linear accelerator, physicians at SALK and Paracelsus Medical University began using the new Agility(TM)* 160-leaf multileaf collimator (MLC), treating 33 patients on its first day. In its first month of Agility use, the center now treats 50 patients per day, comprising about 700 individual treatment sessions that have benefited from this breakthrough in cancer care. Based...

2012-06-08 02:23:18

AMSTERDAM, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta and The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI-AVL, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) have signed a strategic alliance to advance cancer research. With a clear focus on the advantages of radiotherapy, both parties intend to collaborate more closely in the coming years to jointly develop new breakthrough solutions that combine multimodality imaging and radiotherapy. Working in collaboration with Elekta for many years,...

2012-05-30 02:26:07

ATLANTA, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced automation, sophisticated eScribe merge field capabilities and an American Cancer Society clinician portal are among the new innovations showcased in Elekta's MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System (OIS) at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 1-4, at McCormick Place in Chicago. In addition, for the sixth consecutive year, Elekta (booth #4019) has been selected to demonstrate at ASCO's EHR Vendor Lab. The 2012...

2012-05-10 02:32:07

ATLANTA, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Users of Elekta's MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System (OIS) - the first comprehensive, oncology-specific EMR certified for meaningful use under the federal government's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - have begun completing the "attestation" process to prove meaningful use. Fulfilling attestation requirements qualifies users of MOSAIQ and other systems to receive payments from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)...

2012-05-10 02:30:35

MIDDLESBROUGH, England, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients at The James Cook University Hospital's (Middlesbrough, U.K.) new radiotherapy centre are now receiving advanced therapy on a treatment system equipped with Elekta's Agility(TM)* 160-leaf multi-leaf collimator (MLC). The hospital's achievement follows the world's first clinical start of Agility at St. James's University Hospital (Leeds, U.K.), in April, and sets the stage for patient treatments to begin at additional European...

2012-05-07 02:31:37

BARCELONA, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ESTRO Booth #200 -- At the 2012 European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) exhibition, 9-13 May at the Centro de Convenciones Internacional de Barcelona, Elekta will demonstrate the richness of its spectrum of radiation oncology solutions with the Elekta Cancer Care Clinic. The clinic is the patient's or doctor's view of the comprehensive, well-integrated radiotherapy department, showcasing Elekta's entire portfolio. The Elekta...

2012-05-03 02:32:28

GUANGZHOU, China, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the last three years, cancer centers across China have embarked on an unprecedented effort to modernize and improve access to cancer management technology. In addition to sophisticated treatment and therapy planning technology, clinics and hospitals are implementing oncology information management (OIS) systems to coordinate radiotherapy department activities. Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (SYSUCC) is China's first cancer center to use...