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Elekta Provides VMAT and Radiosurgery Solutions for New Jersey Health System
Date:6/18/2009

FREEHOLD, N.J., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- CentraState Medical Center (Freehold, New Jersey) has purchased two new state-of-the-art Elekta radiation therapy treatment systems, both with Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT). The first site in the world to have both Elekta Axesse and Elekta Infinity, CentraState will offer the most advanced cancer care available to its patients.

CentraState Medical Center, a part of the CentraState Healthcare System, currently is treating 45 to 50 patients a day - with fluctuations as high as 70 patients per day, all on one treatment unit. When the time came to add another treatment system, CentraState elected to replace another manufacturer's system and install two new Elekta systems.

Jan Dragotta, Clinical Director, Radiation Oncology, says the decision process took several months and involved a team of CentraState physicians, physicists and administrators.

"In order to determine which technologies, both standard and emerging, had the most value, we completed a complex analysis to determine our current market and potential for growth," she said. "We all felt radiosurgery and motion management were the areas we wanted to grow, and that was supported by The Advisory Board Company in Washington D.C., which projected that, in the next 10 years, the biggest growth in cancer treatment will occur in radiosurgery."

One key determining factors in choosing Elekta was CentraState's desire to partner with a company that would ensure the institution would remain ahead of the technological curve.

Robert Smith, MS, Director of Physics, says, "Elekta's reputation has grown in recent years, so we spent a lot of time comparing Elekta with other systems, and discovered
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