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Major Medical Center in India is Country's First to Offer Fast Arc-based Radiation Therapy Technique for Patients With Cancer
Date:10/25/2010

a and other major medical centers in India are beginning to acquire cancer care technology rapidly, which will help increase access to sophisticated therapy techniques."

*Approval of indications may vary between different countries and additional regulatory clearances may be required in some markets.

About Elekta VMAT

With Elekta VMAT the treatment gantry—the part of the machine from which radiation beams originate—is in constant motion, with single or multiple gantry arc(s) sweeping around the patient. During these arc(s), the radiation intensity is continuously varied and modulated. This ensures a computer controlled delivery, according to the anatomical and tumor characteristics of the patient and the dose prescription. Using dynamic gantry arcs, Elekta VMAT can result in significantly reduced treatment times, while providing a more personalized treatment. In conventional "fixed gantry" therapy, the gantry makes several stops, which add to the overall treatment time and result in a longer session.

About Elekta

Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy and radiosurgery, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care.

Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both healthcare providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives, making the future possible.

Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 5,000 hospitals globally, and every day more than 100,000 patients receive diagnosis, treatment or follow-up with the help of a solution from t
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