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Elekta Announces Clinical Start-Up of New Leksell Gamma Knife(R) Perfexion(TM) at UPMC
Date:10/23/2007

987," explains Dr. Lunsford. "We also have used the Leksell Gamma Knife B, C and 4C units over the last 20 years. We now use the 4C unit and the Perfexion unit side by side in the same radiosurgical suite. We continue to use the original Leksell Gamma Knife U unit for radiobiological research." Since 1987, UPMC has performed almost 9,000 Leksell Gamma Knife surgeries and trained over 1,000 neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neuro-otologists and medical physicists in the appropriate usage of the Leksell Gamma Knife.

UPMC continues to use a full range of Elekta stereotactic systems including a new Elekta Synergy(R) S system for spinal radiosurgery that is going online next week. "Elekta has been a very collaborative partner," says Dr. Lunsford, "which is critical for the success of both academic institutions and companies like Elekta, because testing and product development occurs within these partnerships."

About Elekta

Elekta is an international medical technology group, providing oncologists, radiation therapists, neurosurgeons and many other medical specialists with state-of-the-art tools to fight serious disease.

Elekta provides advanced clinical solutions, comprehensive management and information systems as well as services for improved cancer care and management of brain disorders.

Elekta's systems and solutions are used in over 4,500 hospitals around the world. Clinical and information management solutions include, among others, Leksell Gamma Knife(R) for non-invasive treatment of brain disorders, Elekta Axesse(TM) and Elekta Synergy(R) for stereotactic and image guided radiation therapy and radiosurgery as well as the MOSAIQ(TM) suite of software for image-enabled EMR and efficient management of clinical and patient data.

With over 2,000 employees globally, the corporate headquarter is located in Stockholm, Sweden and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb. More information about Elekta can b
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