Exhibit and events to highlight High definition Dynamic Radiosurgery with Versa HD and Monaco treatment planning softwareVIENNA AT — Tuesday, May 2, 2017
At the 36th ESTRO (European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology) meeting, 5-9 May in Vienna, Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) will demonstrate the clinical flexibility of High definition Dynamic Radiosurgery (HDRS), a single oncology platform combining Versa HD™ linear accelerator and Monaco® treatment planning system.
HDRS supports clinicians to deliver high-volume advanced stereotactic therapies, such as stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) within standard treatment time slots.
Equipped with full-field, high definition beam-shaping technology and High Dose Rate modes, Versa HD offers end-to-end precision and accuracy to deliver a variety of stereotactic treatments throughout the body. Monaco enables efficient high definition planning and supports the Monte Carlo algorithm – the most accurate dose calculation available, ensuring lowest possible dose to critical structures while maintaining tight dose coverage to the target. The unique combination of Versa HD and Monaco allows the delivery of highly conformal and efficient stereotactic treatments in shorter or fewer arcs.
“With Elekta’s HDRS solutions, our team plans and delivers high doses and handles small, intricate fields without compromise. Many tumors located near critical organs or difficult-to-access areas require a level of precision not achievable with traditional linear accelerators, and this platform may be an important option for these individuals,” says Bora Tas, PhD, Chief Medical Physicist, Department of Radiation Oncology, Yeni Yuzyil University Medicine Faculty, Gaziosmanpasa Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. “Versa HD also helps optimize clinical workflow, which should allow oncology departments to function efficiently and enable the treatment of more patients each day.”
“Stereotactic radiation therapies have become increasingly important cancer treatment modalities in recent years because they meet the demand for effective therapies that are low-cost, high value and address the needs of patients and clinicians,” says Dr. Richard Hausmann, Elekta’s President and CEO. “Elekta is committed to developing focused solutions that continue to enhance the precision and targeting of radiation therapy and allow our customers to provide their patients with optimal care and outcomes.”
Visitors to Elekta’s booth (#3000) will have the opportunity to participate in interactive demonstrations and learn more about recent Elekta innovations, including:
Additional Elekta educational meetings and symposiums will be hosted for customers throughout the congress. To learn more about these events, visit: www.elekta.com/ESTRO. For live updates from ESTRO 36, follow @Elekta on Twitter.
Gert van Santen, Group Vice President Corporate Communications, Elekta AB
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