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Visitors to Italian site view personalized treatment with Elekta Unity

On January 24, sixty people, including radiation oncologists, physicists and operational managers from throughout Italy were granted the unique opportunity to visit the Elekta Unity MR-Linac installation at the IRCCS Ospedale Sacro Cuore-Don Calabria Cancer Care Center in Negrar-Verona, Italy. Presentations on their clinical experience with Elekta Unity were given by: Alison Tree, MD, Consultant…

Ten new Elekta treatment systems to alleviate China’s burden of cancer

To address the same cancer challenges facing the global healthcare community, China is reinforcing its complement of radiotherapy treatment systems, most recently with the order of 10 Elekta linear accelerators and associated radiotherapy solutions. The Chinese investment group, HEDY, purchased the equipment from Elekta China, an order that includes the linear accelerators (“linacs,” five Elekta…

Elekta expands linac production into Russia

In November 2019, Elekta and Rusatom Healthcare – a subsidiary of the Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom – signed an agreement to establish production of Elekta Infinity® linear accelerators (linacs). Infinity is used to deliver radiation therapy to treat cancerous tumors. Elekta’s CEO, Richard Hausmann, signed the agreement at Berlin Science Week 2019, on November…

Elekta’s Beijing factory celebrates production of 100th cancer-fighting machine

Elekta Beijing Medical Systems (EBMS) Co., Ltd. recently produced its 100th high-energy linear accelerator (linac), an Elekta Synergy® system. A linac is a device used to treat tumors in people with cancer by delivering radiation therapy in the form of high-energy x-rays or electrons. Like Elekta’s Crawley, UK facility, EBMS is now a major manufacturer of…

IRRF to establish the Dan Leksell Lecture

The International Radiosurgery Research Foundation (IRRF) has established a biennial honorary lecture in the name of Dr. Dan (Danny) Leksell, founder and former chairman of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society. This is in recognition of Danny’s great contributions to the field of radiosurgery. Dade Lunsford, MD, the Lars Leksell Professor and Distinguished Professor at the…

20,000th LGK treatment at La Timone, France

On October 25, dignitaries, scientists and patients gathered at University Hospital La Timone in Marseilles, France to celebrate its milestone achievement of 20,000th patients treated using their Leksell Gamma Knife® radiosurgery system since 1998. Since starting its radiosurgery program, the hospital has used five Gamma Knife versions and today employs a Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™…