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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…

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…

MR-guided radiotherapy a new non-invasive option for bladder cancer patients in Australia

The bladder can change in position, shape and size during radiotherapy treatment sessions depending on the organ’s filling rate. This has required clinicians using a conventional linac to use large margins that include normal tissues, an undesirable but necessary practice to avoid a geographical target miss. With their Elekta Unity MR-Linac, however, GenesisCare radiation oncologists…

Enhanced proton therapy planning with Monaco

Elekta’s treatment planning system, Monaco®, is well known for its powerful tools that bring increased automation, intelligent workflows, and high-quality treatment planning to a wide range of radiotherapy treatment delivery systems. Now, with Monaco proton planning (Monaco PT*), proton therapy centers can enjoy the ease of use and smart functionality of Monaco to obtain high-quality…

Paper on first Elekta MR-Linac patient treatments earns award for most citations in physics journal

The intense interest in the potential of MR-guided radiation therapy spurred researchers to cite – in great numbers in Physics in Medicine & Biology (PMB) – a paper describing the 2017 first-in-human proof-of-concept study involving the prototype of Elekta Unity, the world’s first high-field (1.5T) MR-Linac. The 217 citations of the paper: “First patients treated…

Elekta Unity patients can sigh a breath of relief with new imaging upgrade

It was already the most advanced magnetic resonance radiation therapy (MR/RT) system in the world when launched in 2018, nevertheless, Elekta’s MR-Linac, Elekta Unity, continues to evolve, and further sets us apart from our competitors. Motion related image artifacts are a common challenge with free-breathing MRI. The latest product release on Elekta Unity enables 3D…

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…