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Elekta to Showcase Broad Portfolio of Cancer Management Solutions at 2013 Arab Health Congress and Exhibition
Date:1/24/2013

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 38th edition of the Arab Health Congress and Exhibition, 28-31 January, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Elekta (booth #S2E30) will highlight its comprehensive range of advanced cancer care solutions, including Elekta Compact™, Elekta Synergy®  and Elekta Infinity™ for conventional radiation therapy, and Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ for stereotactic neurosurgery. In addition, Elekta will showcase its new Agility™ 160-leaf multi-leaf collimator and sophisticated brachytherapy solutions, which are used by 75 percent of brachytherapy clinics in the Middle East region.  

Elekta has shipped Agility to sites in more than 20 countries – including Saudi Arabia – with clinics in Iraq and Turkey scheduled to receive shipment in 2013. Clinicians at these sites are reporting remarkable gains in beam-shaping ability, precision and delivery speed. Shorter treatment times have resulted in increased patient comfort and convenience as well as an improved ability for caregivers to treat more patients daily.

"According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, and the fourth-ranked cause of death in the Middle East region. The largest increase in cancer incidence in the WHO regions in the next 15 years is likely to be in the wider Middle East region," says Nabil Elias Romanos , Elekta's Vice President, Eastern Europe and Middle East. "To meet this need, we have collaborated with leading hospitals and research institutions to develop a solution that can increase patient throughput while delivering
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