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2014-06-04 12:29:19

Skyline Radiation Oncology, first in state to use Clarity, now also offers precise stereotactic radiotherapy for prostate cancer due to increased disease targeting confidence TUSTIN, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyline Radiation Oncology's acquisition of Elekta's Clarity® soft tissue visualization system is enabling physicians to continuously track the motion of the prostate during the delivery of radiation therapy. With continuous intrafractional image guidance, Skyline is...

2014-06-02 08:28:55

Largest medical center in the Netherlands upgrades with several Elekta Versa HD linear accelerators ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinicians at the Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC) in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will be able to offer patients the most modern cancer treatment available through its purchase of Elekta Versa HD(TM) linear accelerators (linacs) and a substantial software upgrade including Elekta's MOSAIQ® oncology information...

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...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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