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Elekta creates a stereotactic treatment system designed to treat a broader class of targets

Elekta : 19 September, 2008  (New Product)
Elekta has introduced a new stereotactic treatment programme, called Extend, that lets neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists apply the power and precision of Gamma Knife surgery to an even broader class of targets in the head and neck.
For more than twenty years, Leksell Gamma Knife surgery has been the gold standard in intracranial radiosurgery. With its new re-locatable frame and support for fractionated treatments, the Extend program now provides the ability to treat large or critically located targets in the head and neck that were previously untreatable with Gamma Knife surgery. The result is a crossover solution for neuro-oncology that combines Elekta's stereotaxy performance with its expertise in radiation medicine.

'When faced with lesions that are too large or too critically located to be safely treated in a single session, Extend enables clinicians to divide the radiation dose over multiple treatments,' said Mark Symons, senior vice president, Stereotactic Business Unit. 'It also includes the most precise non-invasive fixation option available, allowing both neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists to treat more patients with greater confidence.'
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