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Advanced service technology keeps busy Spanish radiotherapy department up and running

The founding of Hospital Provincial de Castellón dates back to 1394, a year in which clinicians likely had difficulties treating even the simplest maladies, let alone cancer. But what these 14th century doctors didn’t have to contend with were ultra-complex cancer treatment systems and their associated maintenance. Fortunately, nothing gets past Elekta IntelliMax, patented remote…

Tenacity and teamwork prevail in Sri Lanka

Despite Sri Lanka’s relatively moderate Covid-19 issues throughout 2020, the country’s government wasn’t taking any chances. In February 2020, the island nation ordered a halt to installation and/or commissioning activities for five Elekta linacs: two installations at National Hospital Kandy, and one installation at Apeksha Hospital Maharagama (NCIM), in addition to commissioning of NCIM’s two…

Pandemic impact minimized with Elekta’s digitalized service platforms

The steps that Elekta took several years ago to digitalize its service and parts offerings have paid off in a big way for radiotherapy centers all over the world. From lockdowns at medical centers that prevent on-site service visits to global disruptions in supply chain that hamper spare parts deliveries, the prospect of lengthy radiotherapy…

Predictive maintenance among the cancer patient’s best friends

“People ask me to predict the future, when all I want to do is prevent it.” Ray Bradbury Individuals waiting for – or even right in the middle of – a radiotherapy session to treat their cancer likely have other things on their mind than the possibility their therapy could be delayed or stopped due…

A twelve-minute investment makes a real difference

Elekta scientists, engineers and operational staff spend a tremendous amount of time and resources developing the most advanced cancer management solutions in the world. Coming up with innovative solutions and improving service offerings happen continuously. Elekta relies on a mixture of feedback channels, including its global network of clinical partners and, equally important, Elekta customers….

Elekta Care Learning Partnerships program focuses on rapid SBRT start-up

Algeria’s Ministry of Public Health – recognizing the country’s need for greater access to advanced radiotherapy technology and techniques for cancer patients and the healthcare professionals that treat them – has invested heavily in radiation therapy solutions over the last few years. Annaba’s Centre Hospitalier Universitaire – Centre de Lutte Contre le Cancer (CHU-CLCC) now…

How AI is revolutionizing healthcare operations

Artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping operations across industries. Arguably, healthcare is where these changes are poised to make the biggest impact – optimizing uptime and availability of the treatment solutions. The potential of AI in healthcare plays out in growth predictions. In 2014, the national AI healthcare market was worth $600 million. By 2021, the…