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2012-09-19 02:30:47

ATLANTA, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta recently announced the latest production release of its Monaco® treatment planning system, version 3.20, which offers customers improved VMAT planning and delivery support in addition to support for Elekta's Agility(TM)* 160-leaf multi-leaf collimator. This release promises to create new workflow efficiencies through integrated plan approval and enhanced integration with MOSAIQ(®) Oncology Information System. The new Segment Shape...

2012-09-19 02:29:20

ISTANBUL, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion(TM) - Elekta's most advanced Gamma Knife® platform - became Turkey's fifth Gamma Knife system, beginning clinical operation at Group Florence Nightingale's Comprehensive Cancer Center (Istanbul) on May 25. The Cancer Center's Prof. Dr. Talat Kiris used Perfexion for the first time by treating a 15-year-old Iraqi boy with a partially resected skull base tumor. Gamma Knife radiosurgery is a patient friendly...

2012-09-13 10:30:09

WAGGA WAGGA, Australia, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Transitioning from two Siemens treatment machines to two Elekta Synergy® radiotherapy systems equipped with Agility(TM)* 160-leaf multi-leaf collimator (MLC), physicians at the Riverina Cancer Care Centre (RCCC) have been able to decrease beam delivery time by up to seven minutes for a variety of cancers. The RCCC treated its first patients using an Agility-equipped Elekta Synergy system on July 30, making the New South Wales facility...

2012-09-10 02:28:30

MIDDLESBROUGH, England, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than three months after beginning clinical use of their Elekta Agility(TM)* 160-leaf multi-leaf collimator (MLC), physicians at The James Cook University Hospital have achieved another benchmark - their first use of Agility to deliver radiation therapy employing Elekta's Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT). The ability to accelerate both beam shaping and beam delivery with Agility and VMAT cut 57 seconds off the beam delivery...

2012-08-29 06:25:12

ATLANTA and ALBUQUERQUE, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The ASRT Education and Research Foundation and Elekta are excited to announce the recipients of the 2012 Elekta Radiation Therapy Scholarship. Made possible by a contribution of $23,000 in funding and support from Elekta, four scholarships of $5,000 each recently were awarded to entry-level radiation therapy students. Elekta has demonstrated its commitment to radiation therapy by providing $140,000 in scholarships since 2006....

2012-08-27 02:25:30

MONTREAL, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomas Puusepp, President and CEO of Elekta, a global leader in developing innovative solutions for treating cancer, will be participating in the 2012 World Cancer Leaders' Summit today in Montreal. Elekta also is a sponsor and exhibitor for the biennial UICC World Cancer Congress, Aug. 27-30 at the Palais des congres de Montreal. "We are dedicated to contributing our time, talents and resources to advancements in cancer care," says Puusepp. "I'm...

2012-08-03 02:24:16

ATLANTA, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report recently issued its annual list of America's best hospitals, including the country's top-ranked hospitals for cancer. All 50 of these cancer hospitals are users of Elekta solutions, which include advanced information management, treatment planning, brachytherapy and treatment delivery. "Consistently ranking among the best in any care delivery category is testament to the dedication and commitment of a healthcare...

2012-07-30 06:25:27

FELDKIRCHEN, Germany, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer management technology leaders, Brainlab and Elekta announced the first installation of an Elekta linear accelerator (linac) equipped with ExacTrac® Patient Positioning system by Brainlab; a strategy to make radiosurgery treatments for cancer patients more accurate and comfortable. ExacTrac is planned to be integrated with a total of two Elekta linacs at Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon, India. "ExacTrac is a highly...

2012-07-25 02:31:09

ATLANTA and CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - AAPM Booth #845 - Elekta's Agility(TM)* multileaf collimator (MLC) will take center stage at Elekta's AAPM exhibit, July 29 - August 2 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Using a combination of 160 high-resolution tungsten leaves and dramatically faster leaf movement, Agility promises a new level of precision and delivery speed in radiation therapy treatments for cancer patients. Elekta recently received 510(k) clearance from the U.S....

2012-06-29 06:25:38

DALLAS, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Radiotherapy Devices Market By Technology, Applications & Products (2011 - 2016)", published by MarketsandMarkets (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), analyzes and studies the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in Americas, Europe, Asia, and Rest of the World including Japan. Browse market more than 100 data tables spread through 311 pages and in-depth TOC of "Radiotherapy Devices Market By Technology,...