Elekta is committed to the development of cancer care. The company offers ongoing professional education awards and also encourages the adoption of standards to support the interoperability of multi-component systems. Learn more about our current programs summarized below using the links listed at the right.
Elekta can support investigator initiated Research and Development Agreement Projects via a number of mechanisms that include the provision of research funds, information, access to research hardware and/or software, and access to other Elekta resources. In exchange, Elekta expects to benefit in the form of information, access to intellectual property, research results… etc. that are products of your work.
SBRT Research Grants
Elekta places particular emphasis on research that advances the use of linear-accelerator based stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT). Applications related to the use of linear accelerator based SBRT are strongly encouraged, and will be preferentially considered.
Elekta Software’s OpenRT Certification program establishes compliance, validation, deployment, and support standards to support the interoperability of multi-component systems and to enhance quality of care.
Oncology Data Alliance
The mission of the Elekta Software Oncology Data Alliance (ODA) is to improve patient cancer care through the analysis of aggregate oncology data.
Registrar of the Year
Elekta Software’s Registrar of the Year program honors outstanding Elekta Software cancer registrars who have made valuable contributions to the success of the registry and have expanded their contributions to the broader facility and community.
Leksell Radiosurgery Award
Elekta sponsors this award which is presented annually at the AANS meeting. Started in 2009, the award is for the best paper on stereotactic radiosurgery as related to brain tumors.
NODA Voluntary Call for Data
Elekta Software registry customers regularly contribute data to Elekta Software’s National Oncology DataBase™ (NODB) through quality-checked submissions directly from their registry software. In return, Elekta Software provides primary site-specific aggregate data reports to contributors via the Internet. Elekta Software’s registry customers can use this information to generate annual reports, internal comparative reviews, and much more.
Frequently, Elekta is asked about the proper way to cite the use our products in the professional literature, in professional meeting posters or in oral presentations. Because Elekta has grown as an entity both organically and by acquisition of leading industry corporations and their products, there has been considerable confusion about the proper citation language.
Stereotactic Radiotherapy Publications Support Program
To demonstrate our commitment to the delivery of world class stereotactic solutions for linear accelerator users, Elekta introduces a program aimed at supporting our collaboration and research partners.