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Is Elekta the goldilocks story of radiation oncology?

I’d like to think so! Elekta is perfectly sized and positioned to achieve the balance of customer intimacy, product innovations and business results. It’s the “Goldilocks” analogy – an organization with just the right size, fit and balance. Elekta is a global company and brand with over $1.4 billion in revenue, and at the same…

Gender equality – where’s the science in it?

To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we have brought together three female Elekta leaders to discuss their perspectives on gender equality in science-based roles. Here you’ll find out what the current challenges are and what can be done to entice more women to work in this field. Giulia Thompson, PhD,…

Helping employees focus on healthy living during the pandemic

March 2020 saw the greatest global shift to homeworking it has ever seen. While businesses rapidly adapted to this situation, what wasn’t immediately obvious was the impact the pandemic would have on employees’ health and wellbeing. Ami Meech, Elekta’s Vice President of HR Americas and Oncology Informatics Solutions, discusses how her team quickly reacted to…

Critical cancer treatment reaches more people in Africa

Covid-19 has delayed the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in hospitals around the world. Lockdowns and travel restrictions have prevented the shipping, installation, clinical use and servicing of life-saving radiation therapy systems. Despite this, the West African country Togo has been remarkable in launching the county’s first linac. According to the WHO, approximately 70 percent of…

Paper on first Elekta MR-Linac patient treatments earns award for most citations in physics journal

The intense interest in the potential of MR-guided radiation therapy spurred researchers to cite – in great numbers in Physics in Medicine & Biology (PMB) – a paper describing the 2017 first-in-human proof-of-concept study involving the prototype of Elekta Unity, the world’s first high-field (1.5T) MR-Linac. The 217 citations of the paper: “First patients treated…

Serpil looks ahead to new beginnings

When Serpil received her cancer diagnosis at 38, her thoughts immediately turned to her young children. Would her family be able to continue exploring cities, going on picnics or visiting her relatives in Turkey or her husband’s in Greece? And how would Covid-19 affect her access to cancer care? Serpil’s son had just stopped nursing…

Elekta Unity patients can sigh a breath of relief with new imaging upgrade

It was already the most advanced magnetic resonance radiation therapy (MR/RT) system in the world when launched in 2018, nevertheless, Elekta’s MR-Linac, Elekta Unity, continues to evolve, and further sets us apart from our competitors. Motion related image artifacts are a common challenge with free-breathing MRI. The latest product release on Elekta Unity enables 3D…