Free Newsletter
Register for our Free Newsletters
Newsletter
Zones
Analysis, Inspection and Laboratory
LeftNav
Assisted/Independent Living
LeftNav
Clinical and Nursing Equipment
LeftNav
Design and Manufacture of Medical Equipment
LeftNav
Diagnostics Equipment, Monitoring and Test
LeftNav
Education, Training and Professional Services
LeftNav
Health Education and Patient Management
LeftNav
Health Estates Management
LeftNav
Healthcare Support and Information Services
LeftNav
Hygiene and Infection Control
LeftNav
IT and Communications in Healthcare
LeftNav
Materials
LeftNav
Medical Device Technology
LeftNav
Research and Development
LeftNav
Safety and Security
LeftNav
View All
Other Carouselweb publications
Carousel Web
Defense File
New Materials
Pro Health Zone
Pro Health Zone
Pro Security Zone
Web Lec
Pro Engineering Zone
 
 
News

CHU Liege orders advanced radiation therapy technology from Elekta

Elekta : 13 November, 2007  (New Product)
Elekta has received an order to supply advanced radiation therapy technology and information management software to the University of Liege Hospital (CHU Liege).
The order is valued at more than Euros 3 million and installation is scheduled to begin in March 2008.

CHU Liege Radiation Therapy runs the largest radiation oncology centre network in Belgium with 2,600 patients treated annually. The department is lead by Professor Philippe A Coucke who has launched an ambitious strategy to upgrade the capability of the network to perform radiation therapy with the latest techniques. The ambition is to bring CHU Liege to a leading role among European cancer centres, both clinically and in scientific research.

Equipped with five radiation therapy systems from other vendors, CHU Liege has as a first step selected Elekta Synergy S to expand and improve treatment capacity with advanced treatment technology, capable of supplying high doses of radiation while minimising exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.

Elekta Synergy S is an image-guided robotic digital linear accelerator that combines integrated 3D imaging abilities with powerful high-resolution radiation delivery. At CHU Liege, Elekta Synergy S will enable specialists to perform both stereotactic Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery throughout the body.

Essentially, Elekta Synergy S provides the two most important ingredients for improved patient outcomes: 2D and ultra low dose 3D image-guided accuracy and highly conformal beam shaping. This enables the radiation oncology staff to use extremely precise and accurate techniques on small tumours close to critical structures, while at the same time being flexible enough to handle a large majority of the cases presented in a radiation therapy department.

In parallel, Elekta is now upgrading the information management system at CHU Liege to Mosaiq, the new image-enabled electronical medical records (EMR) system from Elekta. Mosaiq is specifically adapted for oncology with fully integrated department management features such as scheduling, management reports, analysis, image storage and retrieval.

“Elekta Synergy S will definitely help us to better serve cancer patients in the Liege area. Its 3D Volumetric X-ray imaging capability and high resolution beam shaping will be of great advantage, specifically for patients with tumours close to critical organs”, says Professor Philippe A Coucke, head of the Radiation Therapy Department at CHU Liege. “We are also excited about installing Mosaiq, connecting treatment equipment from several different vendors into one network, allowing all clinical staff to have the full patient record easily available at all time. What this boils down to is that doctors and nurses can spend less time with administration and more time with patients. A clear gain in patient quality.”

“We are very pleased to partner with CHU Liege in the effort to improve cancer care. With our proven treatment technology and comprehensive information management systems, we are confident that Elekta will contribute to better and more efficient treatment for cancer patients in the Liege region”, comments Jos Verzelen, managing director of Elekta Belgium.
Bookmark and Share
 
Home I Editor's Blog I News by Zone I News by Date I News by Category I Special Reports I Directory I Events I Advertise I Submit Your News I About Us I Guides
 
   © 2012 ProHealthServiceZone.com
Netgains Logo