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World’s first clinical Elekta Harmony linac enables treatment of more patients at Turkish medical center

Six months after the Elekta Harmony radiation therapy system earned CE mark, the first clinical system found a home at Acibadem Bursa Hospital (Bursa, Turkey), part of the Acibadem Healthcare Group, the country’s largest private hospital organization. Clinicians at the medical center began using their Harmony to treat patients in May 2021.  According to Acibadem…

Transition to Monaco completes Elekta environment and allows huge time savings at GenesisCare

In their recent transition to the Elekta treatment planning solution, GenesisCare Australia simplified their dosimetry workflow significantly due to the integration between Monaco® and MOSAIQ®. Upgrading to Monaco treatment planning system (TPS) at all sites is a huge undertaking for GenesisCare Australia, involving 20 radiation oncology centers across the country with a total of 38…

The spectacular evolution of radiation therapy

In the period since they began their radiation therapy technologist training in the mid- to late 1990s to today, four former radiation therapists (RTTs) are astonished by how much has changed – from beam shaping and imaging to simulation and planning. In this article, the RTTs, now Elekta employees, reflect on how things used to…

Save time and increase confidence with Elekta Patient QA Solutions

There are two beam-matched Elekta Infinity™ linacs at the Minneapolis Radiation Oncology (MRO) North Memorial Radiation Therapy Center and pre-treatment QA is performed for around 30 VMAT plans per week across both linacs. In the past, this was achieved using a conventional phantom/3D detector based method, which was very time consuming. It required 6-8 hours…

AI technology to simplify Unity prostate workflow

Elekta AI-assisted auto-contouring, currently under development, has been shown to reduce online prostate contouring time to under two minutes, which will shave around 10 minutes off the current Unity prostate workflow. Such future time savings will help to further enhance treatment accuracy by lowering the risk of anatomical movement during the session and will improve…