Elekta to highlight Elekta Radiosurgery Solutions, Information-guided cancer care at 3rd ESTRO Forum

Next-generation radiosurgery solution to be unveiled April 25

BARCELONA, April 22, 2015 /ESTRO Booth #400 – At the 3rd ESTRO Forum, April 24-28, at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona, Elekta will showcase Elekta Radiosurgery Solutions – comprising the complementary technologies of Leksell Gamma Knife® radiosurgery system and Versa HD™ radiation therapy system – in addition to products that support the company’s Information-guided cancer care™ vision.

Elekta Radiosurgery Solutions
Elekta’s dedication to radiosurgery reaches back more than 70 years, when the company’s founder, Professor Lars Leksell, invented the first stereotactic neurosurgical system for intracranial pathologies. His ongoing commitment to provide a dedicated radiosurgical solution for treating intracranial targets resulted in the introduction of Leksell Gamma Knife. Elekta has followed Professor Leksell’s tradition by developing radiosurgical solutions that are based on each patient’s unique needs – their diagnosis, their disease stage and even their genetic makeup.

Elekta Radiosurgery Solutions provide this kind of personalized treatment – two systems each designed for a different high-precision treatment approach, so clinics can employ the systems most suited to their clinical and workflow requirements. In this way, health care providers can ensure that patients receive personalized treatment for their individual pathology and circumstances, while at the same time increasing effectiveness and efficiency.

On April 25 at 10:14, (booth #400), Elekta will unveil the next-generation radiosurgery solution, representing the new standard in radiosurgery.

Information-guided cancer care
As software continues to play a critical role in cancer care, Elekta will share its vision of Information-guided cancer care, designed to transform how patients receive care, by empowering physicians to connect with the information they need to treat patients more effectively. In support of Information-guided cancer care, Elekta will demonstrate:

  • Healthcare Analytics: An Elekta Knowledge Management solution that will enable physicians to harness the vast amount of data available in the health care enterprise.
  • Monaco® treatment planning: The latest version, Monaco 5.1, features planning enhancements including forward planning capabilities, import/export of templates, MRI and 3D planning.      
         
  • MOSAIQ® oncology information system: The latest version of MOSAIQ provides a number of enhancements to improve workflow, integration and efficiency.

Advanced brachytherapy solutions
In addition, Elekta will showcase its advanced brachytherapy solutions, including Flexitron® remote afterloading platform, Oncentra® Brachy treatment planning and Esteya® electronic brachytherapy.

Additional Elekta activities
Elekta will host two lunch symposia:

  • The Radiosurgery Solutions lunch symposium will take place on April 25, from 13:15-14:30, room 113, level 1.
  • The Information-guided cancer care lunch symposium will take place on April 27, from 13:15-14:30, room 116, level 1.

At ESTRO, Elekta is focusing on Connected Care, which acknowledges the importance of solutions that support the connections health care providers make to their practices, their patients and the world. Follow @Elekta for updates from the ESTRO show floor. To learn more about Elekta at ESTRO, visit Elekta.com/ESTRO.

Versa HD is not available for sale in all markets.

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About Elekta

Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both health care providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives.Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,800 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. Website: www.elekta.com.

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Gert van Santen, Group Vice President Corporate Communications, Elekta AB
Tel: +31 653 561 242,
E-mail: gert.vansanten@elekta.com
Time zone: CET: Central European Time

Raven Canzeri, Global Public Relations Manager, Elekta
Tel: +1 770-670-2524,
E-mail: raven.canzeri@elekta.com
Time zone: ET: Eastern Time