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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…

Increasing lung SBRT accuracy with Elekta’s Active Breathing Coordinator

In a new case study, the team at Sichuan Cancer Hospital Radiotherapy Center describes how they apply the moderate deep inspiration breath-hold (mDIBH) technique using Elekta’s Active Breathing Coordinator™ (ABC) to deliver SBRT in patients with lung metastases.  In mDIBH, the patient holds their breath at a pre-set threshold during treatment delivery. For targets affected…

Making the machines to deliver state of the art cancer treatment for patients across the globe

Estimates put the number of cancer patients who lack access to radiation therapy at 300 million across the globe. Low- and middle-income countries have 80% of the global cancer burden but have access to only 32% of global radiation therapy resources. Cutting-edge radiation therapy systems have critical roles to play in helping to address disparities…

Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute unlocks powerful insights to improve patient care and productivity

Access to data analytics has the power to improve patient care, productivity and reduce costs. But for many radiation oncology centers, gathering the data and turning it into actionable practice information is a time-consuming, manual process. “We used to spend hours and hours manually preparing monthly reports on physician metrics as well as weekly reports…

Focus on quality and patient experience are key elements of Gamma Knife program success

The foundation of Kettering Health’s Gamma Knife program is built on four key pillars, according to Anthony Paravati, MD, the center’s director of stereotactic radiation services. Dr. Paravati and lead technical physicist, Christopher Wennerstrom, MS discussed these program elements during an Elekta-sponsored webinar titled “Strategies for Driving Operational Excellence, Quality & Program Growth with Gamma…