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Roseville Radiation Oncology Center (ROC) Redefines Efficiency With Elekta VMAT Radiotherapy Treatments
Date:2/18/2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The first treatments with Elekta Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) began November 17, 2009 at Roseville Radiation Oncology Center (ROC) at Radiological Associates of Sacramento (RAS). RAS, a large private medical group, includes diagnostics as well as therapy in its centers. ROC treats 30-35 patients per day, mainly with prostate and breast lesions.

With Elekta VMAT, single or multiple radiation beams sweep in uninterrupted arc(s) around the patient, reducing treatment times. In the design of Elekta VMAT, Elekta has integrated the latest version of its digital control system, which facilitates clinical use of VMAT while emphasizing optimal patient safety.

David R. Asche, MS, director of physics and engineering at RAS, has one word for the first VMAT treatment: "Flawless." Asche continues, "Treatment was delivered perfectly with Elekta Infinity. I can tell you the therapists were absolutely thrilled and immediately had numerous recommendations of patients they thought would benefit from VMAT, and that was based primarily on the time efficiency of delivery."

The first case was a patient with prostate cancer who had begun as an IMRT patient. "It was a challenge for him to stay comfortable on the table, and we felt that he could benefit from a shorter treatment time," explai
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