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Elekta to Showcase Revolutionary Agility Beam-shaping Innovation at Radiation Physics Annual Meeting
Date:7/25/2012

ATLANTA and CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – AAPM Booth #845 – Elekta's Agility™* multileaf collimator (MLC) will take center stage at Elekta's AAPM exhibit, July 29 - August 2 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Using a combination of 160 high-resolution tungsten leaves and dramatically faster leaf movement, Agility promises a new level of precision and delivery speed in radiation therapy treatments for cancer patients. Elekta recently received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Agility. The new Agility enables U.S. medical centers to provide these clinical benefits to their patients with cancer.

Agility is Elekta's latest addition to its comprehensive spectrum of integrated oncology care solutions, and will join other innovations at AAPM, such as MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System, Monaco® treatment planning system with Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) and Elekta Infinity® treatment system. The combination of these and other Elekta solutions provides an integrated, efficient workflow that facilitates rapid patient treatments.

Other exhibition highlights include:

  • Clarity® Autoscan*, enabling real time soft tissue tracking for prostate motion during treatment
  • MOSAIQ® Mobile*, providing instant access to MOSAIQ from anywhere
  • Oncentra® Brachy* treatment planning platform, delivering pinpoint accuracy and treatment confidence
  • Leksell GammaPlan® Gamma Knife® treatment planning system, offering unmatched speed and accuracy

Agility and Monaco treatment planning provide unique synergy

Using twice the number of leaves typical of many standard MLC's – in addition to ultra-fast (twice as fast as standard) leaf movements, Agility precisely and rapidly sculpts delivered radiation to the unique contours tumors,
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