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Elekta Provides Complete Planning, Treatment and Workflow Solution for Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center
Date:10/27/2009

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center will be the first cancer center on the West Coast of the United States to own all the latest oncology products from Elekta, including Impac and CMS software.

Rex Hoffman, M.D. is Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center will be located. He says the groundbreaking for the new Center was held in October 2007. "We're very excited to bring this state-of-the-art cancer center to the San Fernando Valley (California). The Center is on schedule to open its doors to the community in February 2010." He expects the Center to treat approximately 2,600 new patients every year.

Using one company to provide planning, treatment, and oncology information systems or EMR support can help improve patient throughput, quality of care and efficiency. When it opens, the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center will house an Elekta Axesse(TM) for Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) and two Elekta Infinity systems for Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), an innovative way to deliver radiation treatments which decreases the treatment time without sacrificing quality. The goal of each of these treatment modalities is to maximize the delivery of radiation to cancer cells while minimizing it to nearby normal tissues.

The Center also will utilize Impac and CMS Software, including treatment planning and workflow management solutions, as well as the latest version of MOSAIQ® dedicated o
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