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2011-06-03 08:00:00

ATLANTA, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta's MOSAIQ® oncology electronic medical record (EMR) - the first and only oncology-specific comprehensive EMR to receive complete certification under the HITECH Act - has propelled Elekta to the top rank overall among 20 comprehensive oncology / hematology EMR vendors in the annual Black Book Rankings for 2011. The four end-to-end service lines defining a "comprehensive ambulatory EMR vendor" were: electronic health records and...

2011-05-26 08:00:00

CRAWLEY, England, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta and ScandiDos AB have entered into a non-exclusive global agreement to distribute ScandiDos's Delta4PT quality assurance (QA) tool. Delta4PT can be used with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) techniques to provide complete pre-treatment QA that ensures that the dose prescribed in treatment plans is delivered accurately and safely to patients. "We're very pleased that Elekta, a true...

2011-05-24 08:00:00

ATLANTA and CHICAGO, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth straight year, Elekta has been selected to demonstrate at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Electronic Health Records (EHR) Lab, June 4-6, at McCormick Place in Chicago. In the spotlight will be Elekta's MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System, the first and only oncology-specific comprehensive EMR certified for Meaningful Use under the federal government's HITECH Act. MOSAIQ is fully prepared for...

2011-05-23 08:00:00

ATLANTA, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - According to a report released today, radiation medicine holds promise to be an even more effective weapon in the battle against cancer and may ultimately prove to be useful in chronic pain and neurodegenerative disorders. The report is a compendium of the 2011 "Future of Radiation Medicine" symposium, sponsored by Elekta, a company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. During the symposium,...

2011-05-20 08:00:00

ATLANTA, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the National Cancer Registrars Association's (NCRA) 37th Annual Education Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Elekta joined the Journal of Registry Management (JRM) to announce recipients of the Elekta / JRM Best Paper Award. Elekta and JRM, the official journal of NCRA, collaborate on this award to recognize exemplary work in the cancer registration field. Published in the winter 2010 issue of JRM, the Elekta Award for Journal of Registry...

2011-05-10 08:00:00

PARIS, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Groupe Hospitalier Pitie Salpetriere, a world-renowned teaching hospital, and among Europe's largest medical centers has continued its long tradition of excellence in neurosciences and its expertise in radiation therapy with the acquisition of Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion(TM). On October 25, 2010, clinicians used Perfexion - Paris's first and only dedicated radiosurgery system - to treat Salpetriere's first patient, a 55-year-old...

2011-05-10 07:00:00

MUNICH, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Brainlab has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its HybridArc(TM) radiosurgery planning solution. This innovative software package will enable healthcare professionals to increase the efficiency of existing Linac (linear accelerator) radiosurgery hardware and offer fast, high precision volumetric arc radiosurgery treatment without the need for costly hardware upgrades. HybridArc expands upon the clinically...

2011-05-06 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) is highlighting its ProBeam(TM) proton therapy system and Eclipse(TM) treatment planning capabilities at the 2011 PTCOG meeting here from May 8th-14th . "Intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) is the new frontier in proton therapy and has the potential to improve dose distributions in the same fashion that IMRT did for conventional X-ray radiotherapy," says Moataz Karmalawy, head of Varian's particle therapy...

2011-05-05 08:00:00

LONDON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2011 European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) exhibition, 8-12 May at the ExCel Centre in London, Elekta will demonstrate advanced solutions that provide clinicians with the tools to save and improve lives of cancer patients worldwide. This includes Elekta's new RFID system, Identify*, which is designed to increase staff confidence in the integrity of patient identification and set up. Identify harnesses precision...

2011-05-05 07:00:00

LONDON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) is spotlighting its TrueBeam(TM) medical linear accelerator for fast, precise and efficient cancer treatments at the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology anniversary congress in London next week. A fully-featured TrueBeam system will be the centerpiece of Varian's booth at the annual ESTRO meeting (Booth No. 30). TrueBeam was designed from the ground up to treat tumors with a high degree of speed...


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