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IGRT
IGRT stands for Image-guided radiation therapy which is the process of frequent two and three-dimensional imaging, during a course of radiation treatment, used to direct radiation therapy utilising the imaging coordinates of the actual radiation treatment plan. The patient is localised in the treatment room in the same position as planned from the reference imaging dataset. The links shown on this page feature the key word ′IGRT’ in their stories:
Elekta's Active Breathing Coordinator receives CE marking and 510(k) clearance
Users of Elekta's groundbreaking linear accelerator, Versa HD, are now able to bring target immobilization to new levels through automated gating with the company's Active Breathing Coordinator.
High intensity mode TrueBeam medical linear accelerators receive regulatory clearance in India
Varian Medical Systems receives regulatory clearance from the Indian Atomic Energy Regulatory Board for the use of the company's TrueBeam High Intensity Mode for advanced radiosurgical treatments.
Copenhagen University Hospital explores soft tissue imaging technology solution
Continuing its tradition of IGRT firsts, Copenhagen University Hospital (CUH, Herlev) is the first hospital in Scandinavia to acquire Elekta's Clarity soft tissue visualization system with
Autoscan.
Enhanced patient positioning system offers improved IGRT performance
Brainlab is unveiling the new ExacTrac 6.0 Patient Positioning system, which delivers key improvements for both frameless radiosurgery and radiotherapy treatments.
Russian Cancer Center receives local-language radiotherapy training
Radiotherapy practitioners in Russia are now receiving local-language training on advanced treatment planning techniques thanks to an initiative by Varian Medical Systems, the world leader in radiotherapy and radiosurgery.
Varian Medical Systems opens office in Hungary
Varian Medical Systems is opening a local office in Hungary with the aim of helping the country's radiotherapy departments to offer advanced treatments for a growing cancer population.
Modular couchtop radiation therapy systems adapts to patients
Elekta's Connexion modular couchtop is CE marked and released for sale in the European Union to meet a clinic's need to tailor patient set-up to accommodate the therapy requirements of the individual patient.
Irish hospital uses 3D ultrasound for prostate cancer radiotherapy
Soft tissue imaging with 3D ultrasound both at therapy simulation and just before treatment is transforming prostate radiotherapy at University Hospital Galway (UHG).
Virginia physicians use Elekta software to target moving tumours
Elekta's Symmetry 4D image guidance technology is helping radiation oncologists at Riverside and University of Virginia Radiosurgery Center avoid excess dose to healthy tissues by isolating mobile tumours.
French cancer centre begins TrueBeam radiotherapy treatments
A 19-year-old brain tumour patient becomes the first person in France to be treated using Varian Medical Systems' TrueBeam radiotherapy treatment system.
Addenbrooke's acquires two Elekta Synergy treatment systems
The radiation oncology department at Addenbrooke's Hospital (Cambridge, UK) is upgrading its radiotherapy capabilities with Elekta therapy systems, oncology information system (OIS) and image guided workspace.
Finnish clinic deploys 3D soft tissue visualization for cancer treatment
Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) is doubling its Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) capability with the acquisition of Elekta Axesse, a system that provides 3D image guidance technology for
South Florida Radiation Oncology invests in new radiotherapy system
South Florida Radiation Oncology acquires a TrueBeam system from Varian Medical Systems to enable a radically different approach to treating cancer with image-guided radiotherapy.
Paul Scherrer Institute partners Elekta to develop oncology information systems
The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland is collaborating with Elekta to further develop treatment planning and oncology information systems (OIS) for proton therapy, a form of external beam radiation that uses protons instead of X-rays or electrons to treat certain types of cancer and other
Nottingham University Hospital pilots IGRT workflow management system
Clinicians at Nottingham University Hospital are piloting a new IGRT programme with SYNERGISTIQ, Elekta’s workflow management system for Elekta Synergy linear accelerators.
Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital begins treating cancer patients with TrueBeam
Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver is among the first medical centres in the world - and the first in Colorado - to commence treating cancer patients using the new TrueBeam system for image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery, a new technology platform designed to target a moving tumour with s
Al Amal Hospital in Qatar starts treating with RapidArc radiotherapy systems
One of the leading cancer centres in the Middle East is among the first in the region to introduce fast and efficient RapidArc radiotherapy treatments from Varian Medical Systems.
Elekta acquires Resonant Medical to add new image guidance solutions
Elekta acquires Resonant Medical of Montreal Canada which enables Elekta to add new solutions for image guidance as well as highly skilled R and D resources in the field of oncology imaging and motion management.
Varian Medical Systems unveils new super accelerator range
Varian Medical Systems introduces of a new range of super accelerators designed to advance the treatment of lung, breast, prostate, head and neck, and other types of cancer.
Royal North Shore Hospital becomes Australia’s first IGRT teaching facility
The Radiation Oncology Department at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney becomes the first in Australia to be formally accredited by Varian Medical Systems, the world leader in radiotherapy, as a teaching facility for image-guided radiotherapy (
Artiste Radiation Therapy system gets first use at Royal Derby Hospital
The image guided radiation therapy unit from Siemens Healthcare is being used by Derby Hospitals for improved patient comfort and safety with precise targeting

Turkish hospital group purchases four radiotherapy treatment units from Varian
The first hospital group in Turkey to offer cancer patients advanced RapidArc radiotherapy treatments has acquired four additional treatment machines from Varian Medical Systems.
Herlev Hospital, Denmark installs eight advanced radiotherapy treatment machines
Herlev Hospital, to the north-west of Copenhagen, Denmark, has treated its first patient using RapidArc radiotherapy after installing eight advanced radiotherapy treatment machines from Varian Medical Systems.
The Ottawa Hospital works with Elekta to create an advanced cancer treatment centre
The Ottawa Hospital (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is embarking on a decade-long mutual support project with Elekta that will create an advanced cancer treatment centre.
First New Mexico resident receives apidArc stereotactic radiotherapy treatment
The first New Mexico resident has received a RapidArc stereotactic radiotherapy treatment at the New Mexico Cancer Center in Albuquerque.
Al Amal Hospital acquires two RapidArc radiotherapy systems for treatment precision
One of the Middle East’s leading cancer centres has acquired two advanced RapidArc radiotherapy devices from Varian Medical Systems for fast and precise treatments.
PYNEH in Hong Kong treat first patients with Varian's RapidArc radiotherapy system
Doctors in Hong Kong have carried out the first treatments in south-east Asia using RapidArc radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems that extends more advanced care to more patients.
Swedish and Estonian hospitals invest in advanced radiotherapy systems
Cancer patients in Sweden and Estonia are receiving faster, more precise radiation therapy treatments at Uppsala University Hospital and Lund University Hospital in Sweden and Tartu University Hospital in Estonia following the investment in advanced radiotherapy systems from Elekta.
Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre buys two Elekta non-invasive cancer treatment systems
The Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre (BOCOC, Nicosia, Cyprus) has acquired two Elekta Synergy systems and an Elekta Synergy Platform for the non-invasive treatment of cancer.
Varian Medical Systems installs landmark image-guidance system for targeted radiotherapy
The Kantonsspital in Lucerne, Switzerland has installed an On- Board Imager image-guidance system for targeted radiotherapy from Varian Medical Systems which marks the one thousandth installation of the system since its launch.
Elekta donates a Leksell Stereotactic System to Ukraine 3000 to treat brain disorders
Elekta has donated a Leksell Stereotactic System for minimally invasive brain surgery to the International Charitable Foundation 'Ukraine 3000’ for which Kateryna Yuschenko, wife of the president of Ukraine is the prime guardian.
Odense University Hospital selects Elekta VMAT for oncology treatments
Odense University Hospital in Denmark is the first Scandinavian cancer centre to select Elekta VMAT (Volumetric intensity Modulated Arc Therapy) to expand the capabilities of the hospital’s radiation oncology department.
Accuray unveils new adaptive imaging system for prostrate treatment
Accuray has introduced the InTempo Adaptive Imaging System, which enhances the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System's ability to continually track and correct for motion of the prostate during treatment.
Indonesian private cancer hospital to collaborate with Varian Medical Systems
Cancer patients in Indonesia will gain access to advanced radiotherapy treatments following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Varian Medical Systems and Indonesia's first private cancer hospital.
Community Care Physicians begin treating cancer patients with Varian's RapidArc radiotherapy system
Clinicians from the Image Guided Radiation Therapy programme at Community Care Physicians in Latham have started to treat cancer patients using Varian Medical Systems’ RapidArc radiotherapy technology.
Skagit Valley Hospital buys new Elekta Axesse system to treat more cancer patients
Skagit Valley Hospital has purchased an Elekta Axesse system to add the latest generation of Elekta technology to its group cancer treatment systems.
First US pancreatic cancer patient is treated using Elekta VMAT system
A patient with pancreatic cancer has become the first person in the USA to receive treatment using Elekta VMAT (Volumetric intensity Modulated Arc Therapy) at Seattle’s Swedish Cancer Institute.
Rigshospitalet orders new Novalis Tx radiosurgery platforms non-invasive radiosurgery
One of Scandinavia's leading cancer centres has ordered three Novalis Tx radiosurgery platforms which combine the most advanced technologies from Varian Medical Systems and BrainLAB to offer non-invasive radiosurgery for patients.
First patients are treated with Siemens new linear accelerator for Adaptive Radiation Therapy
The Artiste Solution from Siemens has recently been used for treatment in three of the most prominent cancer centres around the world.
Dijon cancer centre installs Varian’s Trilogy linear accelerator for stereotactic radiosurgery
Cancer patients in eastern France will be able to receive advanced image-guided radiotherapy treatments with the arrival of the first Trilogy linear accelerator from Varian Medical Systems in the country.
Elekta’s VMAT radiation therapy receives FDA 510(k)
Elekta’s VMAT solution has received FDA 510(k) clearances that will allow US cancer specialists to both plan and deliver radiation using a technique which has the potential to boost the practice of radiation oncology.
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center selects Elekta Synergy digital linear accelerator systems
Elekta has been selected to supply multiple Elekta Synergy digital linear accelerator systems to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center over the next few years.
Northern Centre for Cancer Care enhances radiotherapy solutions
Siemens has delivered the new Northern Centre for Cancer Care in Newcastle, UK, with an Oncor Expression linear accelerator with MVision Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT).
Elekta clinches first linear accelerator order in New Zealand
Elekta has completed the company’s first-ever New Zealand order with Auckland Radiation Oncology (ARO) selecting a new Elekta Synergy system with Mosaiq EMR and Elekta VMAT for delivery in April 2008.
Varian sees record demand for radiotherapy treatment solution
Varian Medical Systems has received more than 60 orders for its new RapidArc radiotherapy product for faster image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT).
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust implements innovative oncology treatment system
The Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has placed the first UK order for Siemens’ Artiste Solution.
Spanish hospital begins advanced image-guided radiotherapy using new Varian equipment
A new radiotherapy centre in Hospital General de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain has opened that allows cancer patients in northern Spain to have access to advanced image-guided radiotherapy treatments from Varian Medical Systems.
CHU de Poitiers Hospital Center selects Elekta to supply IGRT system
Elekta has been selected as a main partner by CHU (University Hospital Center) de Poitiers in a programme to improve radiation therapy treatment capacity in the Poitou-Charente region of France.
Vejle hospital in Jutland orders two Elekta Synergy IGRT systems
Vejle hospital has ordered two Elekta Synergy intensity modulated and image guided radiation therapy systems that will be installed during 2007 and 2008.
Two Swiss cancer centres install advanced radiotherapy equipment
Two new Swiss private cancer centres have been equipped by Varian Medical Systems with state-of-the-art radiotherapy machines to enable local cancer patients to receive advanced treatments.
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