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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

cy – combine to create an exceptional MLC, according to Mr. Hobeila.

"The conformance to the target is much better with the narrow leaf width – and it's the same leaf width across the entire 40 cm X 40 cm field," he says. "And Agility has really excellent transmission characteristics. I have worked with many MLC's and Agility is the best for transmission. The positional precision and reproducibility are excellent, which is important when you do IMRT or inverse planning – anything that involves constraints. It eliminates part of the physical constraints of the MLC, but gives more flexibility to the treatment planning system to develop a better plan."

"Agility really is 'the whole package'," he adds. "I believe it is a best-of-breed solution among MLCs."

CICL clinicians plan to ramp up their two Agility-equipped Elekta Synergy systems to full capacity quickly.

"We expect the two linacs to be running full schedules by December 10," Dr. Fortin says. "We treated two patients today, tomorrow we will treat seven patients. By the end of the week it will be 15 patients, and by the end of the following week it will be up to a full schedule of 30 patients for each system."

Learn more about Agility at www.elekta.com/agility.

*Agility is not available for sale or distribution in all markets. Please contact your local Elekta representative for details.

For further information, please contact:
Johan Andersson Melbi, Investor Relations Manager, Elekta AB
Tel: +46 702 100 451, email: johan.anderssonmelbi@elekta.com  
Time zone: CET: Central European Time

Michelle Joiner, Director, Global Public Relations and Brand Management, Elekta
Tel: +1 770-670-2447, email: michelle.joiner@elekta.com '/>"/>

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