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2012-06-18 02:26:20

SALZBURG, Austria, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Requiring only a quick upgrade to their existing Elekta Synergy® linear accelerator, physicians at SALK and Paracelsus Medical University began using the new Agility(TM)* 160-leaf multileaf collimator (MLC), treating 33 patients on its first day. In its first month of Agility use, the center now treats 50 patients per day, comprising about 700 individual treatment sessions that have benefited from this breakthrough in cancer care. Based...

2012-06-08 02:23:18

AMSTERDAM, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta and The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI-AVL, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) have signed a strategic alliance to advance cancer research. With a clear focus on the advantages of radiotherapy, both parties intend to collaborate more closely in the coming years to jointly develop new breakthrough solutions that combine multimodality imaging and radiotherapy. Working in collaboration with Elekta for many years,...

2012-05-30 02:26:07

ATLANTA, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced automation, sophisticated eScribe merge field capabilities and an American Cancer Society clinician portal are among the new innovations showcased in Elekta's MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System (OIS) at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 1-4, at McCormick Place in Chicago. In addition, for the sixth consecutive year, Elekta (booth #4019) has been selected to demonstrate at ASCO's EHR Vendor Lab. The 2012...

2012-05-30 02:25:41

MOSCOW, May 30,( )2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiotherapy practitioners in Russia can receive local-language training on advanced treatment planning techniques thanks to an initiative by Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR), the world leader in radiotherapy and radiosurgery. Varian is introducing courses at a specially-equipped facility within one of Russia's leading cancer centers, Blokhin Russian Scientific Center of Oncology in Moscow. The first course took place last week. "The Russian...

2012-05-10 02:32:07

ATLANTA, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Users of Elekta's MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System (OIS) - the first comprehensive, oncology-specific EMR certified for meaningful use under the federal government's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - have begun completing the "attestation" process to prove meaningful use. Fulfilling attestation requirements qualifies users of MOSAIQ and other systems to receive payments from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)...

2012-05-10 02:30:35

MIDDLESBROUGH, England, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients at The James Cook University Hospital's (Middlesbrough, U.K.) new radiotherapy centre are now receiving advanced therapy on a treatment system equipped with Elekta's Agility(TM)* 160-leaf multi-leaf collimator (MLC). The hospital's achievement follows the world's first clinical start of Agility at St. James's University Hospital (Leeds, U.K.), in April, and sets the stage for patient treatments to begin at additional European...

2012-05-09 02:27:06

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), the premier radiation oncology company, announced today the availability of VoLO(TM) Technology for the TomoTherapy® System, a new treatment planning system that leverages advanced graphics processing technology and a new calculation algorithm to increase clinical efficiency, throughput and flexibility in developing even the most complex radiation plans. The new VoLO solution features...

2012-05-09 02:26:49

SEOUL, Korea, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) will showcase a new user interface for the company's ProBeam(TM) proton therapy system at the upcoming annual meeting of the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG 51) here, May 14-19. The new interface streamlines the steps for imaging, positioning and treating patients with image-guided intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT). The new user interface for Varian's ProBeam system is based on technology that...

2012-05-08 02:28:31

BARCELONA, Spain, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR), the world leader in radiotherapy, is demonstrating its full range of disease specific treatment options at the 31st meeting of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology here in Barcelona this week. As this year's meeting is combined with the annual World Congress of Brachytherapy, Varian's booth will also focus strongly on the company's leading range of brachytherapy equipment and...

2012-05-07 02:31:37

BARCELONA, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ESTRO Booth #200 -- At the 2012 European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) exhibition, 9-13 May at the Centro de Convenciones Internacional de Barcelona, Elekta will demonstrate the richness of its spectrum of radiation oncology solutions with the Elekta Cancer Care Clinic. The clinic is the patient's or doctor's view of the comprehensive, well-integrated radiotherapy department, showcasing Elekta's entire portfolio. The Elekta...