Navigation Links
Elekta and Philips Establish Research Consortium to Leverage a Breakthrough in Cancer Care with Integration of a Linear Accelerator and MR Imaging
Date:10/25/2012

STOCKHOLM and AMSTERDAM, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta AB (NSE: EKTAb) and Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that they will  expand a joint program to develop a breakthrough in cancer care with an imaging-treatment platform that merges radiation therapy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology in a single treatment system. The program for development will include a research consortium of leading radiation oncology centers and clinicians, which today includes the University Medical Center Utrecht (the Netherlands).

The establishment of the consortium marks the next step in the collaboration between Elekta, a pioneer in neurosurgery and radiation therapy systems and Philips, a leader in medical imaging systems. The consortium's mission will be to merge precision radiation delivery with MRI in a single MRI-guided radiation therapy system*. This will enable doctors to achieve exceptional soft tissue imaging during radiation therapy and to adapt treatment delivery in real-time for extremely precise cancer treatments.

"Bringing the superior soft tissue imaging of MRI and precise radiotherapy together in one device could potentially revolutionize cancer care," says Tomas Puusepp, President and CEO of Elekta AB. "The need to maximize therapeutic radiation on the target, while minimizing the exposure of healthy tissue is entirely driven by the best interests of the patient – they deserve the best chance for a cure and an improved quality of life. Elekta and Philips are leaders in the global healthcare community with a complete spectrum of expertise to fulfill this vision."

"Cancer is a major global disease that we hope to control with more targeted treatments," says Gene Saragnese, CEO Imaging Systems at Philips Healthcare. "MRI is emerging in oncology applications because of its excellent real-time 3D visualization of soft tissue. Together with our partners, all leaders in radiation ther
'/>"/>

SOURCE Elekta
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine technology :

1. Elekta Launches New Version of Monaco Treatment Planning System with Segment Shape Optimization
2. ASRT Foundation and Elekta Award More Than $20,000 in Scholarships to Radiation Therapy Students
3. Elekta Technology at Work in 100 Percent of Americas Top Cancer Hospitals
4. Elekta to Showcase Revolutionary Agility Beam-shaping Innovation at Radiation Physics Annual Meeting
5. Elektas Gamma Knife and Radiation Therapy Systems for Cancer Treatment Take Top Three Places in 2012s Best in KLAS for Radiation Therapy
6. U.K. Cancer Patient is Worlds First to Benefit from Treatment Combining Elektas New Beam-shaping Innovation and High-speed Arc Therapy
7. Austrian Medical Center Upgrades Cancer Treatment System, Improves Patient Care with Elektas Agility Beam-shaping Device
8. Elekta and The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital Sign Strategic Alliance to Further Cancer Research
9. Elekta to Demonstrate Latest MOSAIQ OIS Innovations for Oncology Practices at 2012 ASCO Annual Meeting
10. Elekta, pioneer in treatment of cancer in brain disorders, to Move North America Headquarters to Atlanta
11. Philips and Biocompatibles Team-up to Advance Image Guided Transarterial Embolizations in Interventional Oncology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Research and Markets ... the "Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry ... - 2018" report to their offering. ... ) Dental consumables are products which are ... impairments, for tooth restoration and in treatment of ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Novation, the leading ... company, awarded several new IT value-added reseller (VAR) ... hospital organizations with IT goods and services at ... agreements, as well as value-added services such as ... New Novation agreements were awarded to ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... DUBLIN , January 15, 2014 ... that it has waived the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) ... the outstanding shares of ViroPharma Incorporated (NASDAQ: VPHM).   ... no longer conditional on OFT approval, and Shire expects to ... currently scheduled expiration time, subject to the satisfaction of all ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 2Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 3New Novation Information Technology VAR Contracts Offer Significant Savings to Hospitals 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 3
... Products Company, Inc. has announced the addition of Florida ... Systems. Florida Metrology, based in Jupiter, ... Systems is a line of highly accurate portable metrology ... across the United States. Tim Row of Florida Metrology ...
... FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz., Dec. 8, 2010 Sunridge International ... that Ameco Medical is preparing to start the short ... Ameco Medical Equipment L.L.C., Sunridge,s exclusive distributor for ... Bores, Sunridge,s medical consultant, to attend the start of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Florida Metrology To Distribute OASIS Inspection Systems 2
(Date:4/14/2014)... treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable ... fewer missed school days, according to a pilot study. ... Hospital and published online April 12 in the ... the first prospective study on nonoperative management of acute ... , Researchers enrolled 77 patients age 7 to 17 ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014, Perth, Australia. Drug discovery company Proteomics International ... of a companion diagnostic (CDx) test with the ... The research team authenticated the panel of biomarkers ... samples. Seven biomarkers were validated at high stringency ... The mass spectrometry data was then cross-validated using ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014) When it comes to the cost and ... Patients get the best care when they are treated ... extensive experience in their current job, according to a ... and Columbia Business School. The study was published in ... Applied Economics . , The review of more ...
(Date:4/13/2014)... STANFORD, Calif. A low-cost empowerment program for ... and sexual harassment of these girls, who live ... and are frequently attacked, a large new study ... Stanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children,s ... No Worldwide, validated the program,s effectiveness in combating ...
(Date:4/11/2014)... the processes that control brain cell production could pave ... brain-related disorders. , Scientists have gained new understanding of ... how and when nerve and brain cells are formed ... and keeps it healthy. Their findings could help explain ... which is a fundamental characteristic of many diseases including ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 2Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 3Health News:Longer nurse tenure on hospital units leads to higher quality care 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 3Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 4
... INDIANAPOLIS An orphan drug originally used for HIV treatment ... additional sensitivity and pain from opioid use. The study by ... in the March 25, 2011 issue of Brain, Behavior ... in animal models may ultimately make morphine a safer and ...
... , THURSDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- Children ... control more quickly and accurately than those without the ... characterized by repeated involuntary sounds and physical movements called ... or -- in rare adult cases -- blurting out ...
... is available in French and Spanish . ... of Granada , belonging to the Laboratorio de Ciencias de la ... night vision, and the tool required to implement it, which has ... Software Halo v1.0, and a computer where the mouse is used ...
... Nick Harvey of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, Southampton, ... of Lige, Lige, Belgium were presented with the ESCEO ... at a ceremony held during the European Congress on ... Spain. The Awards, valued at 2,500, recognize young ...
... China, investigated eye movements in Chinese and British people to ... how they compare between different human populations. They found ... British people, is much more common in Chinese people, suggesting ... different populations. Tests of eye movements can ...
... Even mild stress can cause long-term disability that prevents people ... been known that mental disorders can be a cause of ... forms of stress should be taken more seriously, according to ... Kingdom, and colleagues. The study included over 17,000 employed ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:A safer, more effective morphine may be possible with Indiana University discovery 2Health News:Children With Tourette Syndrome Have Better Motor Control, Study Finds 2Health News:Researchers develop a halometer that tests alterations in night vision 2Health News:Researchers develop a halometer that tests alterations in night vision 3Health News:Eye movement differs in British and Chinese populations 2Health News:Even Mild Stress Can Lead to Disability, Study Says 2
... offers accuracy, speed, ease of use, ... is an Auto Refractor/Keratometer with both ... elevation, automatic alignment, focusing, printing, high-speed ... other features that have made the ...
Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Hydrocortisone otic suspension, USP is a sterile antibacterial and anti-inflammatory suspension for otic use....
Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Hydrocortisone ophthalmic suspension is a sterile antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory suspension for ophthalmic use....
Neomycin and Polymyxin B sulfates and Dexamethasone ophthalmic ointment is a multiple dose anti-infective steroid combination in sterile ointment form for topical applications....
Medicine Products: