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Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Treats Its First Patients With Elekta Axesse
Date:10/30/2007

are positioned prior to treatment. Working together, these advanced technologies can mean fewer trips to the hospital for patients and less physical, mental and emotional strain.

In addition, by marrying advanced technology with sophisticated software- including one unified display monitor with treatment planning, electronic medical record (EMR) technology, and system controls-Elekta Axesse smoothes the radiation therapist's workflow so patients are often finished with their treatments more quickly.

Shortened treatment times for many tumor sites throughout the body

The first patient treated on September 10 with Elekta Axesse underwent radiation therapy for breast cancer. "The patient required extremely precise and accurate treatment twice per day for one week," says Dr. Martinez. "That's a significantly shorter time period than the traditional seven weeks for this type of case."

The Elekta Axesse at Beaumont is now in routine clinical use for lung and spinal radiosurgery, as well as for other clinical sites requiring high accuracy and precision. "We have treated a patient who has recurrent cancer around the spinal cord," says Dr. Martinez. "Elekta Axesse is the only possible treatment option remaining for the patient to prevent damage to the spinal cord that could leave the patient paralyzed."

A third patient has metastases in the adrenal gland. Elekta Axesse can treat the adrenal gland without harming the kidney, small bowel or spinal cord."

Elekta Axesse also is designed for treatment of prostate cancer. "We now have robotic control to target the radiation more accurately to the prostate," says Dr. Martinez.

Elekta Axesse has performed well thus far in all treatments, he adds, with an accuracy of within one millimeter.

Elekta Axesse provides complete clinical solutions

The innovative new Elekta Axesse provides the world's most complete portfolio of stereotactic, image-guided treatment solutions with a powerful
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