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The unsung role of the radiation therapist in product development

According to licensed radiation therapist (RTT) and Elekta Unity product manager Liz Knowles, radiation therapy technology will fail if vendors don’t do four key things: involve the user upfront in development, take the time to develop and iterate on solutions carefully, push for consensus-driven standardization and design the technology for the mainstream user – not…

What do the best U.S. cancer hospitals have in common?

U.S. News & World Report recently evaluated 899 hospitals to determine which ones offered the very best cancer care. The common denominator for the highest-ranking hospitals is that they all rely on Elekta’s cutting-edge cancer treatment equipment. The solutions range from our flagship Elekta Unity MR-Linac, that enables a scan-plan-treat approach for accurate dose delivery…

Elekta physicist earns top VMAT score in 2020 TROG SBRT plan study

In the 2020 TROG SBRT Liver Plan Study sponsored by ProKnow, Elekta China’s Dr. Jiaqi Dai achieved a score of 148.66 out of 150, earning him Special Recognition for Top VMAT Score among 137 submissions for the liver SBRT plan from participants from around the world. The results were announced on March 17. The challenge…

Record number of signing ceremonies for Elekta at Arab Health 2020

According to the Health Department of Abu Dhabi, approximately 4,500 new cases of cancer are reported every year in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Nevertheless, the country aims to reduce fatalities by 18 percent by 2021. Elekta’s strategy is to be the partner of choice for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region –…

PalabraApps acquisition helps oncology departments save time, reduce costs

Popular applications from PalabraApps, LLC will become standard solutions of Elekta’s MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System by virtue of Elekta’s acquisition of the company. The agreement, announced on February 20, comes nearly three years after Elekta began collaborating with PalabraApps on innovative workflow productivity and mobility solutions for integration with MOSAIQ. PalabraApps’ voice automation improves a…

Elekta’s Beijing factory celebrates production of 100th cancer-fighting machine

Elekta Beijing Medical Systems (EBMS) Co., Ltd. recently produced its 100th high-energy linear accelerator (linac), an Elekta Synergy® system. A linac is a device used to treat tumors in people with cancer by delivering radiation therapy in the form of high-energy x-rays or electrons. Like Elekta’s Crawley, UK facility, EBMS is now a major manufacturer of…