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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...

2014-04-24 12:29:13

Varian to deploy standardized treatment systems at UnityPoint Health hospitals across Iowa and Illinois PALO ALTO, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) announced that it has entered an agreement with UnityPoint Health to be its exclusive supplier of software and devices for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery. The agreement is part of a long-term plan for enhancing and extending radiotherapy and radiosurgery cancer treatment capabilities...

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...

2014-04-11 08:24:43

More than 1,500 oncology professionals hear of pioneering radiosurgery treatments and knowledge-based planning techniques at two Varian-hosted symposia VIENNA, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer experts have reported advances in radiosurgery treatments for the prostate, liver and spine, as well as significant developments in radiation oncology treatment planning using equipment and software from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Speakers at two Varian-hosted symposia at the...

2014-04-07 15:55:09

For the first time, researchers have been able to demonstrate that the use of helium ions in radiation therapy could provide accurate treatment to tumors while helping to spare healthy organs. A treatment planning study to be presented at the ESTRO 33 congress today [Sunday] has been able to show that helium may have effects that are superior to radiotherapy using protons, themselves a considerable advance on conventional photon beam radiotherapy. Mr Hermann Fuchs, a PhD student at the...

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...

2014-04-03 08:30:08

Full range of equipment and software for the precision treatment of cancer exhibited at the Reed Messe Vienna Conference Center VIENNA, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Booths 2400/2800 - Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR), the world leader in radiotherapy equipment and software, will demonstrate its full range of radiotherapy delivery systems and software at the 33(rd) ESTRO (European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology) meeting, taking place in Vienna from April 4(th)-7(th). The...

2014-04-02 08:34:07

In complex cases, Medical University Innsbruck clinicians exploit speed and accuracy advantages of new groundbreaking linear accelerator INNSBRUCK, Austria, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical University Innsbruck is the first center in Austria to begin treating patients with Elekta's Versa HD(TM), a radiation therapy system equipped with advanced beam-shaping and high dose rate technologies to deliver extremely precise treatments in shorter treatment times. Since January 14, the...

2014-04-01 08:30:13

VIENNA, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESTRO Booth #6200 - At ESTRO33, Elekta will demonstrate a comprehensive array of advanced solutions for cancer management. These products include the Versa HD(TM) treatment system, Monaco® 5 treatment planning system and Esteya® electronic brachytherapy system for treating skin cancer. ESTRO33 convenes April 4-8 at the Reed Messe Vienna Congress Centre. Follow @Elekta for live tweets from the show floor. Elekta's theme for this year's ESTRO,...

2014-03-13 12:28:27

CRAWLEY, England, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A little over a year after Elekta launched its Versa HD(TM) radiation therapy system, this groundbreaking linear accelerator is routinely being used in the delivery of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and radiosurgery (SRS) programs worldwide, often using volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). The company reports that many Versa HD systems operating clinically are actively engaged in SBRT and/or SRS programs. Elekta designed...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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