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2014-05-22 23:07:02

Over 400 medical professionals from around the world attended the conference which featured over 100 presentations discussing the growing applications of SRS/SBRT in the treatment of tumors of the brain, spine, lung, breast, prostate, liver, pancreas and head and neck. Campbell, California (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 The Radiosurgery Society® (RSS), a non-profit organization of medical professionals dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)...

2014-05-21 08:29:53

Multi-institutional radiotherapy planning study compared Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion with three advanced linear-accelerator based stereotactic radiosurgery systems NEW YORK, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Persons who need radiotherapy for treatment of multiple brain metastases stand to receive as much as a 74 percent lower radiation dose to normal brain tissue if the lesions are treated with Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion(TM) radiosurgery system versus contemporary...

2014-05-13 08:33:29

Patients with five to 10 metastatic brain tumors who receive Gamma Knife radiosurgery live as long as those with two to four tumors post-therapy NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Japanese multi-institutional study(1) of 1,194 patients, has found that individuals with five to 10 tumors treated with Gamma Knife® stereotactic radiosurgery alone (no whole brain radiation therapy) fared as well as a group with two to four tumors who received this radiosurgery-only treatment. The...

2014-05-08 08:39:06

Progress reported in treatment of brain tumors, vascular malformations and functional disorders NEW YORK, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 500 participants from 40 countries, including neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, physicists and other healthcare providers, will gather next week (May 11-15) in New York City for the 17th International Leksell Gamma Knife Society Meeting to discuss the latest results of Gamma Knife® radiosurgery "The multidisciplinary scientific...

2014-05-08 08:33:54

Kettering Medical Center is first designated Center of Excellence KETTERING, Ohio, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta has established a Center of Excellence program that seeks the collaboration of its clinical customers in the development of high-quality research, education and outreach to advance the treatment of cancer and brain disorders. Long-time Elekta solutions user, Kettering Medical Center (Kettering, Ohio) has been named the program's first Center of Excellence. The program...

2014-05-08 08:33:23

STOCKHOLM, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta announced today that it has appointed Asa Hedin as Executive Vice President (EVP) Corporate Strategy, assuming responsibility for Strategy, Marketing and Education & Training. Elekta also announced that Maurits Wolleswinkel has been appointed as EVP Neuroscience from August 1, 2014. Asa Hedin will continue to report to Elekta's new CEO, Niklas Savander, as a member of the Executive Management team. She has led Elekta Neuroscience...

2014-05-02 08:25:59

MILWAUKEE, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinicians at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center are achieving excellent planning results in the first US combination of Elekta's Monaco® 5 radiotherapy treatment planning software and Siemens' mARC (modulated arc) therapy technique. The Froedtert & the Medical College team treated their first patient, an individual with prostate cancer, using the combination of Monaco 5 and mARC on March 26. "mARC is a...

2014-05-01 08:37:10

STOCKHOLM, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As announced in October 2013, Niklas Savander will today assume the role as Elekta's President and CEO, succeeding Tomas Puusepp who will continue as member of the company's Board of Directors. Niklas Savander says: "Tomas Puusepp has done a marvelous job and managed to bring out the best in people at Elekta. At Elekta we always put our customers and their patients in focus in everything we do. I am proud to take the helm of this successful and...

2014-04-23 12:29:46

CRAWLEY, England, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta, a global medical technology company dedicated to oncology and neuroscience clinical advancements, has been awarded The Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category for the third consecutive year. Elekta, with its UK headquarters in Crawley, has again won the country's highest accolade for business success. The award is presented each year by the Queen on the advice of the prime minister, who is assisted by...

2014-04-05 04:21:30

First-generation system for testing at University Medical Center Utrecht is next step in what may be a quantum leap in tumor visualization during radiotherapy UTRECHT, Netherlands, April 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta (NSE:EKTAb), Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHIA) and University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht (the Netherlands) announced today that the initial components of the world's first high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation therapy system are being installed...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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