Easy positioning, precise repositioning and high patient comfort is vital for treatment delivery. The STEP range of products from Elekta provide all of these elements through a comprehensive range of solutions depending on the clinic’s need.
The HeadSTEP iFRAME based immobilization system provides one of the easiest to use devices available on the market. Its excellent robustness and quality guarantees precise and simple repositioning in routine cranial as well as head, neck and shoulder immobilization.
The HeadSTEP system is designed to include the iCAST thermoplastic material and the disposable iFRAME. The iFRAME allows easy molding and symmetrical pull-down by one therapist.
BreastSTEP provides high patient comfort and simple positioning, assuring a reproducible patient position throughout the entire treatment course. BreastSTEP is designed to improve the accuracy of radiation therapy for the breast, thorax and upper abdomen areas in a patient-friendly and non-invasive manner.
BreastSTEP consists of a base plate and an upper plate made of a low-density foam core covered with thin layers of carbon fiber. It allows the beam to pass through BreastSTEP from any angle with minimal attenuation.
WingSTEP enables easy positioning, precise repositioning and high patient comfort during breast and thorax treatments. This robust, patient-friendly and non-invasive positioning system is designed to improve the accuracy of radiation therapy for the breast, thorax and upper abdomen areas.
The WingSTEP comfortably positions and supports the arms above the head in the supine position, allowing natural movement of the upper and lower arm, while at the same time guaranteeing very precise, comfortable and easily reproducible positioning. The head cushion is indexed, assuring a reproducible patient position throughout the total treatment course.
BellySTEP foam-based positioning system is one of the most comfortable devices available on the market, enabling high-precision repositioning.
Designed to reduce the irradiated small bowel volume, it facilitates a reproducible and comfortable prone position during treatment of the lower abdomen, simplifying the radiation therapy procedure to increase time efficiency.
ProSTEP is designed to improve the accuracy of positioning and repositioning the hip and lower extremities. This system combines the advantages and the functionality of the FeetSTEP and the KneeSTEP, which are available in ABS and carbon fiber.
By virtue of the indexed positioning of the lower extremities, the ProSTEP provides high-precision repositioning in the pelvic area, thereby simplifying and expediting radiation therapy. The ProSTEP base plate is compatible with two pin indexing bars and can be used on all commercially available couches operated in diagnostic and radiation therapy settings.
With a comprehensive choice of delivery systems, Elekta is the ideal partner for ensuring that each clinic and patient receives the best system and treatment for their needs. Learn more about our solutions below and how they can expand your clinical practice.
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