ELEKTA RECEIVES ORDER FOR RADIOTHERAPY EQUIPMENT FOR TREATMENT OF CANCER IN THE NETHERLANDS VALUED AT SEK 160 M

ELEKTA RECEIVES ORDER FOR RADIOTHERAPY EQUIPMENT FOR TREATMENT OF CANCER IN THE NETHERLANDS VALUED AT SEK 160 M

Elekta has signed an agreement to deliver radiotherapy equipment for treatment of cancer to a leading hospital in the Netherlands. The total order value is approximately SEK 160 M. The deliveries include 8 linear accelerators, Precise Treatment System? and 2 simulators, PreciseSIM?. The deliveries are planned to start during next fiscal year, 2003/04.

The systems are equipped with PreciseBEAM? IMRT, intensity modulated radiotherapy, which delivers high precision radiation treatment. As is the case of radiosurgery with Leksell Gamma Knife?, Elekta is pioneering development of state-of-the-art clinical and technical solutions.

By increasing the precision of delivery, IMRT minimizes the radiation delivered to healthy tissue thus reducing side effects. This improved accuracy can also enable higher dose delivery to the tumor, which as a general rule can lead to more effective treatment results.

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Elekta is the world's 2nd largest supplier of radiation oncology and radiosurgery solutions for precise radiotherapy and neurosurgery. Elekta Precise Solutions include a comprehensive range of non-invasive cancer care and minimally invasive neurosurgery systems including radiosurgery and stereotaxy, backed by a global network of clinical, technical and financial support services.