Medical affairs

Elekta Medical Affairs works closely with the medical community in order to better understand and to internally communicate the needs of the patient and of the practitioner. This insight drives research and development and helps to advance radiotherapy and stereotactic neurosurgery.

By becoming trusted scientific partners in international research collaborations, we are committed to secure, efficient data sharing through data registries. These collaborations lead to the discovery of clinical evidence that supports new, safe and effective uses of radiotherapy for the treatment of cancer and neurological disorders.


What's new

  • An important review article on the exciting development of MRI-guided radiation therapy has been published

    The transformation of radiation oncology using real-time magnetic resonance guidance: A review.
    European Journal of Cancer 122: 42-52.
    Hall, W. A., et al. (2019).

  • Combining an advanced linear accelerator with high-field MR-imaging to take full advantage of online adaptive radiation therapy

    Elekta Unity for Magnetic Resonance Radiation Therapy (MR/RT): A white paper.
    KJ Brown, J. Goldwein, L. de Vries




Elekta Medical Affairs activities include

  • Organize and host customer research collaborations
  • Research and write clinical evidence reports
  • Attend major scientific meetings
  • Provide internal and external education

Case studies – Treatment planning

Hypofractionated stereotactic volumetric arc radiotherapy of multiple brain metastases

Arjun Sahgal, MD, Young Lee, PhD, Claudia Leavens, PhD and Mark Ruschin, PhD
Odette Cancer Centre
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada

Improving planning workflows and freeing physicists’ time with the Monaco® treatment planning system

Kevin Burke, Head of Radiotherapy Physics and Helen Curtis, Clinical Scientist, Radiotherapy Physics
James Cook University Hospital Middlesbrough, U.K

Monaco® treatment planning enhances departmental efficiencies

Philippa Daly, Andy Cousins, Felicity Fox, and Cassey Pyle
Canterbury District Health Board/Radiation Oncology Department

Case studies – Motion management

Case studies – Linac-based radiosurgery

High definition dynamic radiosurgery (HDRS) with Elekta Versa HD™ and Monaco®

Hooi Yin Lim, Medical Physicist and Lip Teck Chew, Chief Medical Physicist
Farrer Park Hospital

Linac-based stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of multiple brain metastases

Dr Shankar Vangipuram, Director, Division of Radiosurgery and
Mr. Vinoth Kumar, Chief Medical Physicist
Geetanjali Cancer Center

Stereotactic Radiosurgery with Elekta Versa HD™ and Monaco®

Daniel Saenz, PhD and Niko Papanikolaou, PhD
University of Texas Health, San Antonio Cancer Center

Case studies – SBRT

Optimized DCAT for lung and liver SBRT

University of Texas Health, San Antonio Cancer Center

Case studies – Adaptive radiotherapy

Adaptive-planning on UNITY TM (Elekta AB) 1.5 T MR-linac: issues and opportunities

Ruggero Ruggieri
Medical Physics - Advanced Rad. Onc. Department
IRCSS, ‘Sacro Cuore - don Calabria’ Cancer Care Center
Negrar di Valpolicella (VR), Italy

Elekta Unity for Magnetic Resonance Radiation Therapy (MR/RT)

KJ Brown, PhD, Research and Innovation Elekta
J Goldwein, MD, Medical Affairs Elekta
L de Vries, Real-time Adaptive Radiotherapy Elekta

Case studies – Gamma Knife radiosurgery

A World-Class Stereotactic Center of Excellence

Dr. Matthew Foote
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncologist, Co-Director
Gamma Knife® Centre of Queensland
Michael Jenkins
Radiation Therapist, Assistant
Director of Radiation Therapy Services

Single isocenter high definition dynamic radiosurgery (HDRS) for multiple brain metastases

Lip Teck Chew, Chief Medical Physicist
Hooi Yin Lim, Medical Physicist
Dr. Khai Mun Lee, Radiation Oncology Consultant

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