Navigation Links
Nottingham University Hospital is First U.K. User of Elekta's Electronic Medical Record Workspace for Image Guided Radiation Therapy
Date:3/15/2011

NOTTINGHAM, England, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delivering Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) effectively and safely involves careful coordination of sophisticated systems, such as the therapy machine and its imaging subsystems, as well as the electronic medical record (EMR) used to schedule and record patient treatments. Clinicians at Nottingham University Hospital are piloting their new IGRT program with SYNERGISTIQ™, Elekta's workflow management system for Elekta Synergy® linear accelerators. Nottingham's Radiotherapy Services Manager, Russell Hart, reports that SYNERGISTIQ is streamlining IGRT by orchestrating MOSAIQ® EMR and Elekta Synergy activities from a single workstation.

"The cone beam CT capabilities provided by the two Synergy systems we acquired are new to this department," Hart says. "Given that, and looking at the high potential workflow for these systems – as many as 40 patients per day per system – we wanted the IGRT be as efficient as possible. We were impressed with how SYNERGISTIQ provided a very streamlined workflow for the radiographer, who operates the linac.

The fact that Nottingham already operated four Elekta Precise Treatment System™ linacs did not confer an advantage to the company during equipment evaluations, as National Health Service (NHS) guidelines for major procurements require that centers evaluate the solutions of all relevant providers, Hart notes.

"Only Elekta was able to offer that single workstation for the operator, which the others claimed to have but, in reality, did not," he says. "That meant that Elekta presented a total solution that included workflow and oncology information management, as well as the Elekta Synergy treatment systems and treatment planning with Monaco®."

MOSAIQ oncology information system went clinical at Nottingham in June 2010, followed by the Elekta Synergy systems with SYNERGISTIQ in October and November.

Implementing a streamlined IGRT workflow

"The systems' cone beam CT is currently undergoing commissioning for regular clinical use, but we have seen the impact of SYNERGISTIQ on IGRT workflow involving individual patients, and it's great," he says. "It's going to allow the operator to perform all IGRT functions at the SYNERGISTIQ workstation, rather than having to move to different workspaces, monitors and keyboards. That includes basic treatment readiness, imaging, image analysis interacting with MOSAIQ, interacting with the cone beam CT – all from one workstation."

According to Hart, another advantage, enabled by Auto DICOM push, is that all patient images will be available via the patient's electronic medical record – without having to go into the separate imaging database.

"This means you can distribute those images across your department via MOSAIQ, so doctors can access MOSAIQ and review images at a location outside of the radiation oncology department," Hart says. "SYNERGISTIQ unites patient records, scheduling, treatment coordination and images all in one tool. This will completely streamline the whole IGRT process."

To learn more about SYNERGISTIQ, visit www.elekta.com/SYNERGISTIQ.

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 the Elekta Group.

Elekta employs around 2,500 employees globally. The corporate headquarter is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb. For more information about Elekta, please visit www.elekta.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Elekta
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. The University of Nottingham in the British Midlands Announces Breakthrough in Parkinsons Disease Research
2. University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center to Acquire ViewRay Radiation Therapy System
3. The University of Kansas Cancer Center and U.S. Oncology-Affiliated Kansas City Cancer Center to Merge Operations to Promote Patient Care and Research
4. Mira Dx Licenses Triple Negative Breast Cancer Risk Variant from Yale University
5. University Radiology Group Works With MedInformatix to Meet Stage 1 Meaningful Use Qualifications
6. Zell Lurie Institute Awards $106,300 to University of Michigan Students Through the Michigan Business Challenge and Dare to Dream Startup Grant Program
7. University of North Carolina Hospitals Selects Carefx Business Intelligence Dashboards To Drive Performance Improvement
8. University Hospitals Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record for 1,400 Physicians and Expands Sunrise™ Enterprise Acute Care EHR in Eight Hospitals
9. Fairleigh Dickinson University Announces Partnership with Medco Health Solutions, Inc. for New School of Pharmacy
10. University of Southampton and Inovio Pharmaceuticals Initiate Phase 2 Clinical Study to Evaluate Leukemia DNA Vaccine Using Electroporation Delivery Technology
11. Soligenix Executes Exclusive License with the University of Colorado for Vaccine Thermostabilization Technology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: DHRM ... sells medical devices and wearable sleep respiratory products in ... agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd. (hereinafter ... 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new Internet medical technology business. ... leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform to reach Dehaier,s ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 According ... by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle ... GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - ... This report studies the market for the forecast period ... reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 ...
(Date:6/24/2016)...  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator in the ... cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it has secured ... led by Innova Memphis, followed by Angel Capital ... Arkis, new financing will accelerate the commercialization of ... of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida attorneys are recognized ... this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing within the ... this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark D. Bloom, Burt ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... up with the American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive ... care to seniors and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening ... Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to ... at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, ... ... lifestyle publication Haute Living, is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as ... believes that “the most beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Strategic Capital Partners, LLC ... by obtaining investment capital for emerging technology companies. SCP has delivered investment ... resulted in more than a million dollars of capital investment for five companies. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):