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Quebec Clinic Launches Canadian Use of Elekta's Agility Beam-Shaping Innovation for Radiation Therapy of Cancer
Date:12/6/2012

LAVAL, Canada, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Two female patients 53 and 86 years old, became the first in Canada to receive radiation therapy on a treatment system equipped with Elekta's revolutionary Agility™* 160 leaf multi-leaf collimator (MLC), which rapidly and accurately shapes the beams used in radiation therapy. Clinicians administered the treatments on November 26 at Centre integre de cancerologie de Laval (CICL), located on the North Shore of Montreal. Elekta recently received clearance from Health Canada to sell Agility within the Canadian health care system.

"CICL is a new cancer facility that began treating patients in February 2012," says CICL's Head of Physics Fadi Hobeila. "Since our mission is clinical excellence, we wanted to have the best technology possible on our two Elekta Synergy® treatment machines, which meant upgrading them with Agility."

With double the leaf speed of other MLCs used in concert with Elekta's Continuously Variable Dose Rate (CVDR) – Agility, with the Integrity™ digital control system, has enabled CICL physicians to fully exploit Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), a fast arc technique that significantly accelerates treatments.

"One of the patients we treated today (Nov. 26) employed a two-arc VMAT plan, which took just 1.5 minutes per arc," reports Marie-Andree Fortin, M.D., Head of Radiation Oncology at Centre de sante et de services sociaux (CSSS) de Laval, CICL's parent organization. "Before Agility, we wouldn't have treated that patient with VMAT, because the plan quality would not be equivalent. We would have used standard step-and-shoot IMRT, which would have taken 12 to 15 minutes to deliver the beams."

CICL uses VMAT in 25 percent of its caseload, she adds.

Other Agility features – narrow 5 mm leaves, extremely low transmission and high positional accura
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