At the 59th American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting & Exhibition July 30 - August 3 in Denver, Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) will showcase high definition dynamic radiosurgery (HDRS), a unique capability leveraging the core strengths of Versa HD™ linear accelerator and Monaco® treatment planning system.
Versa HD combines HDRS treatment capabilities and precision radiotherapy in a single platform. Equipped with sophisticated full-field, high definition beam-shaping technology and High Dose Rate mode, Versa HD offers the precision and speed necessary to deliver versatile stereotactic treatments throughout the body in standard treatment time slots. Monaco powers more efficient high definition planning with true Monte Carlo accuracy and advanced multi-criterial optimization.
During AAPM, Elekta will host a series of educational events at the Hyatt Regency Denver. A luncheon symposium discussing the latest developments and data surrounding the dosimetry and commissioning of a hybrid MR-linac will take place Monday, July 31 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Elekta’s User Meeting, which is centered on new technology, proven QA processes and tips on how to best prepare for the future and the ever-changing health care landscape, will take place Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
During the User Meeting, Sotiri Stathakis, PhD, Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology and Radiology, Cancer Therapy and Research Center, UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center will deliver a presentation titled Evaluation of dynamic conformal arc therapy for treatment of lung, liver and brain tumors. Key topics that Dr. Stathakis will address include:
“A key challenge in the use of radiation therapy to treat tumors in the lung and liver is that these organs move during and between treatment sessions,” said Dr. Stathakis. “Preliminary data demonstrate that DCAT can address this challenge and enable accurate dose delivery to these tumors, which may improve patient outcomes.”
Visitors to Elekta booth #5047 also will have an opportunity to learn more about:
Gert van Santen, Group Vice President Corporate Communications, Elekta AB
Tel: +31 653 561 242
Time zone: CET: Central European Time
Raven Canzeri, Global Public Relations Manager
Tel: +1 770 670 2524
Time zone: EST: Eastern Standard Time