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2012-05-03 02:32:28

GUANGZHOU, China, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the last three years, cancer centers across China have embarked on an unprecedented effort to modernize and improve access to cancer management technology. In addition to sophisticated treatment and therapy planning technology, clinics and hospitals are implementing oncology information management (OIS) systems to coordinate radiotherapy department activities. Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (SYSUCC) is China's first cancer center to use...

2012-04-26 02:29:39

ATLANTA, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta, a leading international technology and solutions provider for the treatment of cancer and brain disorders, is relocating its North America headquarters in 2012. Elekta's new HQ will be The Terraces in Atlanta's Central Perimeter business district. The company anticipates adding more than 100 new jobs over five years in the life sciences field, specifically in the medical device and healthcare IT sectors. "Elekta's global influence in healthcare...

2012-04-19 02:28:53

LEEDS, England, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Using Agility(TM)*, Elekta's latest MLC innovation, patients at St. James's University Hospital were the first in the world to benefit from this modern advancement in the treatment of cancer. With twice the number of leaves typical of many standard MLCs, Agility precisely sculpts delivered radiation to the unique contours of the tumor while reducing the risk of exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. A multileaf collimator, a device made up of...

2012-04-13 02:22:52

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2012 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting, April 14-18, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Elekta (booth #725) will reveal compelling innovations for Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion(TM) that promise to enhance information management. "Once again, AANS will give us the opportunity to demonstrate to neurological surgeons that Gamma Knife® radiosurgery is a continually evolving technique...

2012-04-12 02:38:51

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading experts in radiosurgery of the spine will present information about how to treat spinal tumors effectively using stereotactic radiosurgery rather than invasive surgical procedures during the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) here later this week. New techniques in image-guided radiosurgical treatment of benign and malignant spinal lesions will be the focus of a special workshop for...

2012-04-12 02:38:41

ATLANTA, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Advancements in radiation treatment technology, safety protocols and workflow improvements were key topics discussed during the recent Future of Radiation Medicine: 2012 Clinical Leadership Symposium, sponsored by Elekta, a company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. During the symposium, clinical experts presented data and participated in discussions on how advancements are helping...

2012-04-11 02:24:40

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) will showcase RapidArc® Radiosurgery on the TrueBeam(TM) STx system--a highly precise and noninvasive way of excising tumors using carefully shaped high-energy X-ray beams--at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) in Miami Beach later this week. Clinicians who are gaining early experience in the clinical use of RapidArc® Radiosurgery are finding that this...

2012-04-10 02:26:46

YOKOHAMA, Japan, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), the leading manufacturer of medical devices for treating cancer, will exhibit the company's advanced technologies for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery at the International Technical Exhibition of Medical Imaging (ITEM) 2012, taking place here later this week. Varian will also co-sponsor a luncheon seminar on real-time 4-D radiotherapy, an approach that uses imaging and tracking...

2012-04-01 22:20:43

CRAWLEY, England, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta announced today it has received clearance to CE mark Agility(TM)*, a revolutionary beam-shaping device integrated into the head of a linear accelerator (linac). Patients and clinics will benefit from the speed and reliability of this new MLC design. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120402/CL79665 ) "According to WHO, cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, and the incidence is expected to continue rising...

2012-03-28 02:25:24

SCHWABMUNCHEN, Germany, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta's Connexion(TM) modular couchtop is CE marked and successfully released for sale in the European Union. Connexion meets the clinic's need to tailor patient set-up to accommodate the unique therapy requirements of the individual patient. With a growing range of imaging and treatment techniques available, couchtops need to be able to support different approaches without compromising patient set-up. With its distinctive...