Elekta Takes Elekta Compact to Next Level with Optional Multi-Leaf Collimator

By Elekta, PRNE
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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CRAWLEY, England, April 20, 2011 - Elekta Compact(TM) has graduated to the next level by enabling easy
integration of the MLCi2 full field 80 leaf multi-leaf collimator, which will
permit clinicians to quickly and accurately shape the radiation beam more
closely to the target volume as well as deliver IMRT treatments. By
introducing the optional MLCi2 for Elekta Compact, Elekta has followed
through on its commitment to provide an ongoing stream of modular upgrades
for the system, launched in 2007. Elekta also will offer Elekta Compact
customers the option to install the iViewC(TM) electronic portal imaging
device, which facilitates rapid, precise patient set-up, imaging and

"Advanced beam shaping and patient set-up and repositioning options
transform Elekta Compact from a great starter treatment system to one that
shares many of the capabilities of our top-of-the-line linear accelerators,"
says Peter J. Gaccione, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Software
Initiatives. "MLCi2 and iViewC now combine with XiO(R) treatment planning and
MOSAIQ(R) oncology information system (OIS) to make Elekta Compact an
exceptional choice in emerging, developing and even mature markets." With
this Elekta Compact solution, clinics can now plan, verify and deliver a
variety of treatments including IMRT.

MLCi2 boosts dose conformance

MLCi2 provides more accurate delivery to the target while limiting
radiation exposure to surrounding structures. With its easy integration,
MLCi2 maintains Elekta Compact system's unrivalled patient clearance, which
offers greater flexibility in setup and delivery of different techniques.

The active leakage reduction mechanism in MLCi2 uses the diaphragms to
automatically track the trailing leaf, thereby minimizing interleaf
transmission. This feature plays a valuable role in reducing integral dose to
the patient.

The integrated MLCi2 provides highly efficient workflows. With a
continuous 40 x 40 cm field size, there is no need to split field when large
field sizes are required. The efficiency of the MLCi2 is enhanced through its
fast leaf speed and accuracy in leaf positioning for all treatment delivery

iViewC provides accurate patient position verification

The new electronic portal imaging system - iViewC - offers an effective
patient verification solution. Using advanced CCD (charge-coupled device)
technology, iViewC affords high quality, real-time images that verify that
the patient is in the correct position at the time of treatment. This helps
to ensure patient safety and reduced margins during therapy delivery.

The digital architecture of iViewC ensures rapid patient set up and
positioning, faster patient throughput and valuable workflow efficiencies
compared to X-ray film, such as digital image storage and no waiting time
between image acquisition and analysis. iViewC provides workflow oriented
tools that can be used in online or offline modes to generate table
displacement values.

Planning and information management

Elekta Compact is available as a complete solution for clinics with a
wide range of software options to support treatment planning and OIS. Both
XiO treatment planning system and MOSAIQ OIS are configurable from
entry-level to full capabilities as clinical needs change.

    - XiO: Treatment planning solution featuring patient
      contouring, plan review, automated image fusion, virtual simulation,
      conformal treatment planning and DICOM RT connectivity.
    - MOSAIQ: Elekta's dedicated OIS, which streamlines the entire
      therapy workflow, from initial diagnosis and staging, through planning,
      treatment and subsequent follow-up. MOSAIQ features patient
      administration, evaluation and diagnosis, workflow management,
      independent treatment verification, and reporting and analysis.

Elekta Compact also offers a comprehensive range of accessories and
support to allow radiation treatment centers to expand their clinical
practice. Learn more at www.elekta.com/compact.

About Elekta

Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and
clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company
develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems
for radiation therapy and radiosurgery, as well as workflow enhancing
software systems across the spectrum of cancer care.

Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing
intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both
healthcare providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even
save patient lives, making the future possible.

Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over
5,000 hospitals globally, and every day more than 100,000 patients receive
diagnosis, treatment or follow-up with the help of a solution from the Elekta

Elekta employs around 2,500 employees globally. The corporate headquarter
is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic
Exchange under the ticker EKTAb. For more information about Elekta, please
visit www.elekta.com.

Stina Thorman, Vice President Corporate Communications, Elekta AB, +46-8-587-254-37, stina.thorman at elekta.com, Time zone: CET: Central European; Michelle Lee, Director, Global Public Relations and Brand Management, Elekta, +1-770-670-2447, michelle.lee at elekta.com, Time zone: EDT: Eastern Daylight

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