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Prostate Cancer Patients Benefit from New Zealand Center's Adoption of Elekta VMAT Radiotherapy Technique
Date:8/2/2010

currently is embarking on a further advance in its treatment capability with the addition of a second VMAT capable Elekta Synergy system with a suite of add-ons to enable image guided stereotactic radiation therapy, which will begin in 2011.

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 assisted 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
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