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Elekta Compact radiation therapy system receives CE mark clearance

Elekta : 27 August, 2008  (New Product)
Elekta has received CE mark clearance to distribute Elekta Compact, the latest addition to its range of treatment systems, offering clinicians an easy to implement, more affordable solution for radiation therapy.
Elekta Compact was developed to address the demanding clinical requirements in emerging markets, which require a low energy system that can be dedicated to specialised cases. Its ultra-compact design also makes it more accessible to clinicians who want to provide their patients with optimal radiation therapy care.

“We are pleased to offer this treatment option to our customers, completing our range of linear accelerators with a system suitable for small bunkers and developing markets,” said Peter J Gaccione, Elekta vice president - global sales initiatives. “Elekta Compact’s modular design makes it not only upgradeable, but capable of delivering advanced radiation therapy, such as performing stereotactic treatments or conformal therapy. For countries needing to rapidly increase treatment capacity or where new Cobalt units are being considered for purchase, Elekta Compact is the ideal treatment system. Alternatively, in markets where clinically installed Cobalt unit replacements for new low energy linear accelerators are being considered, then once again Elekta Compact is a perfect fit.”

With unrivalled patient clearance, patients receiving radical breast treatment can be treated with both arms raised while supported on a breast board. For more conformal techniques, a range of accessory mounts and custom or standard blocking trays are available. The low isocenter of Elekta Compact ensures simple and convenient attachment for a range of small field high resolution multi-leaf collimation systems and X-ray beam-shaping accessories.

“To enhance efficiency, clinics may enhance the system over time with new features and functions to support its caseload expansion, as well as the specific range of protocols it employed,” explained Gaccione. “There are appropriate treatment planning and record and verify solutions to complement many clinical workflows, whether you want to simply move forward from a cobalt machine or add an external multi-leaf collimator system to complement a department which already has accelerators for standard conformal and IMRT all available today for an entry-level investment from Elekta.

”Elekta Compact was launched in 2007, is one of five linear accelerators within the Elekta Delivery system portfolio and is compatible with many products, accessories, and options within the Elekta Precise Treatment Systems and Elekta Synergy product lines.
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