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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…

Leaving cervical cancer nowhere to hide

Suryavathi Kanda, 39, and her family, consisting of her husband and now young adult children, run a small dairy business in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is hard work, so when Suryavathi learned that she had cervical cancer, she immediately started to worry. What would happen to the family business if she could not work? And…

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…

Debbie practices mind over matter to overcome melanoma 

Deborah (Debbie) Butler, from Caloundra, Australia – near Brisbane – doesn’t get upset over things she can’t change, even when those things happen to be stage IV melanoma. When she met Dr. Matthew Foote, a Radiation Oncologist at the Gamma Knife® Centre of Queensland last year, he explained to her that although there were few…

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…

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…

Australian cervical cancer patients benefit from clinic’s latest Elekta GYN applicator

Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre (ONJ, Melbourne, Victoria) clinicians began using their new Geneva™ Universal Gynecological Applicator in October 2020 and in a very short time it became the clinic’s preferred applicator for patients with cervical cancer – accounting for three out of every four treatments. According to ONJ radiation oncologist Dr. Carminia…