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Elekta VMAT Radiation Therapy Rapidly Gaining Users Worldwide as Technique Evolves
Date:2/12/2010

ATLANTA, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Entering its third year of commercial availability, Elekta VMAT has garnered more than 200 orders, with many customers using the arc-based technique clinically since 2008. These clinical Elekta VMAT users have employed the method to treat hundreds of patients worldwide. With Elekta VMAT, single or multiple radiation beams sweep in uninterrupted arc(s) around the patient, reducing treatment times from the eight to 12 minutes required for standard radiation therapy to as few as two minutes.

"As a pioneer in arc-based radiation treatment, we are gratified to see the clinical and practical benefits of Elekta VMAT afforded to many hundreds of patients around the world," says Dee Mathieson, Senior Vice President, Oncology Business Line Management. "The current integration of the technique with an electronic medical record [EMR] system and introduction of an improved VMAT planning package on the horizon make Elekta VMAT a comprehensive treatment solution and the definitive arc-based technique on the market."

The 2009 meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) featured numerous posters and presentations on Elekta VMAT studies. Summaries of sele
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