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Elekta Unity MR-Linac at home in a small radiotherapy department

Access to sophisticated radiation therapy technology is often associated with large medical centers, their correspondingly large radiotherapy departments employing dozens of professionals, including radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists and radiotherapy technologists (RTT). The Elekta Unity MR-Linac is an example of an advanced radiotherapy solution that has found its home in places like these. Two years ago,…

Technique shows promise of earlier quantification of a brain tumor’s responsiveness to radiotherapy

Investigators at Sunnybrook Research Institute (Toronto, Canada) are the world’s first to employ – on their 1.5T Elekta Unity system – a sophisticated MRI technique called chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) for patients with central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Using the CEST MRI pulse sequence periodically during a radiotherapy course could help clinicians better understand…

Belgian clinic enhances confidence with faster, easier end-to-end patient QA

Elekta Patient QA solutions not only enhance confidence in treatments at the radiation therapy department of Grand Hôpital de Charleroi Gilly, Belgium, but they also save time and improve the quality of life for their physicists. We asked medical physicist Michaël Del Re, MPE, Ph.D., to share his experiences. Elekta: What patient QA requirements do…

Tailor-made treatment fit Lyn like a glove

For many people, Lyn’s life sounds enviable. Together with her husband of 45 years, she enjoys the year-round gentle climate that Sydney, Australia, offers; perfect for making the most of the outdoors. Lyn’s a proud mom of three grown daughters, but her real pride nowadays is her six grandchildren, who she spends as much time…

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…

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…