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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…

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…

New Vantage frame transforms Gamma Knife radiosurgery experience

Patient immobilization for frame-based Gamma Knife® radiosurgery planning and treatment delivery is taking a leap forward with the introduction of Leksell Vantage™ for Gamma Knife® Radiosurgery. The simple, patient-friendly design and non-metallic composition of the Vantage frame promises not only to significantly increase patient comfort, but also to enhance target visualization and positioning as well…