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New Versa HD System Tops Elekta's Comprehensive Array of Cancer Management Solutions at 2nd ESTRO Forum
Date:4/15/2013

GENEVA, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ESTRO Booth #3400 – Elekta will debut its Versa HD™ system at the first major exhibition since the company introduced the advanced linear accelerator globally on March 1. The 2nd ESTRO (European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology) Forum convenes April 19-23 at the Palexpo convention center in Geneva.

Versa HD features high-precision beam shaping and tumor targeting, and the versatility to deliver high-volume conventional therapies, plus the most sophisticated linear accelerator-based treatments that require extreme targeting precision. Elekta will also highlight its newly redesigned Flexitron® remote afterloading platform for brachytherapy designed to improve safety and efficiency in the brachytherapy workflow, as well as new programs to simplify the upgrade path from competitive oncology information systems (OIS) to MOSAIQ® OIS.

"We expect great interest in Versa HD at this year's ESTRO Forum," says Ian Alexander , Elekta's Executive Vice President Region Europe, Africa, Latin America and Middle East. "Our most advanced linear accelerator was inspired by the advent of new and more sophisticated therapies that are showing great promise worldwide, combined with growing global cancer management challenges. It truly represents a unique radiotherapy solution that will impact patient health and quality of life."

"High-definition, high-speed beam shaping, combined with high dose rate delivery makes Versa HD the ideal SBRT machine," says Oscar Matzinger , M.D., radiation oncologist at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (Lausanne, Switzerland) and Hopital Riviera (Vevey, Switzerland). "More and more radioth
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