Elekta launches innovative new platform developed to provide a clearer understanding of radiotherapy solutions for the treatment of cancer

Crawley 12 June 2008Elekta has created a 3D Virtual Clinic which offers radiation therapists, administrators, patients and investors alike a unique opportunity to better acquaint themselves with Elekta's products and solutions and how they are interconnected.

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The Elekta Virtual Clinic was initially designed as an Elekta internal training aid, however, following huge interest from the health care community Elekta is making this exciting platform available for general view.

The clinic allows the user to follow the course of treatment for a patient undergoing lung treatment, from initial consultation, treatment planning, radiation treatment all the way through to completion in the MOSAIQ patient management system.

Alternatively, it is possible to "fly over" and zoom in to find out more about specific treatment tools, such as Elekta Synergy and Leksell Gamma Knife. Also available are an auditorium which allows the viewer to view movies and a library which contains case-studies and treatment protocol papers.

To further assist navigation and provide a "friendlier" environment, voice over commentary guides users through various parts of the clinic, explaining for example the benefits of the MOSAIQ Electronic Medical Record. Further functionality and content including a focus on Elekta VMAT are planned and will be incorporated in a future release of the Elekta Virtual Clinic.

Elekta is inviting all interested parties to visit the Virtual Clinic where they can view or download the entire clinic and leave feedback. Elekta is an international medical technology group, providing oncologists, radiation therapists, neurosurgeons and many other medical specialists with state-of-the-art tools to fight serious disease. Elekta provides advanced clinical solutions, comprehensive management and information systems, as well as services for improved cancer care and management of brain disorders.

Elekta systems and solutions are used in over 5000 hospitals around the world. Clinical and information management solutions include, among others, Leksell Gamma Knife for non-invasive treatment of brain disorders, Elekta Axesse and Elekta Synergy for stereotactic and image guided radiation therapy and radiosurgery and the MOSAIQ suite of software for image-enabled EMR and efficient management of clinical and patient data. With nearly 2500 employees globally, the corporate headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden. More company news is available in the VMW June 2006 article Elekta sets new standard in stereotactic radiosurgery by introducing Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion.


Leslie Versweyveld

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