Elekta to Demonstrate Advanced Solutions for Managing Cancer Safely and Effectively at ESTRO 2011By Elekta, PRNE
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
New RFID product emphasizes safety via accurate monitoring of patients and equipment
LONDON, May 5, 2011 - At the 2011 European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
(ESTRO) exhibition, 8-12 May at the ExCel Centre in London, Elekta will
demonstrate advanced solutions that provide clinicians with the tools to save
and improve lives of cancer patients worldwide. This includes Elekta's new
RFID system, Identify*, which is designed to increase staff confidence in the
integrity of patient identification and set up.
Identify harnesses precision radiofrequency identification technology and
will ensure the right patient is being treated at the right location and with
the correct set up and equipment. Identify will feature complete integration
with Elekta's MOSAIQ(R) Oncology Information System, enabling patient
queuing, selection of patient details in monitoring of set-up position,
optimizing workflow and enhancing safety. Identify will be a scalable
solution - from the treatment room to the entire department - allowing
centers to grow as needs change.
"Elekta has spent decades continually improving our radiation oncology
solution, based significantly on customer input and collaboration," says Olof
Sanden, Executive Vice President, Europe and AFLAME. "The result has been
products that combine increasing technological capabilities with easier, more
confident use. The addition of Identify to our portfolio will address the
desire of our customers to confidently use the most advanced therapies while
also ensuring that these treatments are as safe as possible."
Other meeting highlights
Throughout the five major solution areas at Elekta booth #020, the
company will demonstrate how its digital platforms offer robust upgrade paths
to accommodate a wide range of clinical requirements. The solution areas are:
-- Secure Workflow - personalized efficiency -- Stereotaxy - premium solutions for the most challenging cases -- Delivery - clinically focused, digitally controlled -- Imaging - inspiring clinical confidence -- Quality Assurance - completing the picture
In addition, Elekta will host a lunch symposium titled Throughput with
Confidence on Monday, 9 May from 13:00 - 14:30 at the Capital Suites, Level 3
in rooms 7-9. An interactive forum, the symposium will feature presentations
by notable experts in the field of radiation oncology:
-- Prof. Frank Lohr, University Hospital, Mannheim, Germany: Efficient VMAT Planning and Delivery -- Ben J. Mijnheer, PhD, NKI/AvL, Amsterdam, Netherlands: Experiences from AvL with EPID-based In-Vivo Dosimetry -- PD Dr. Reinhart A. Sweeney, University Hospital, Wurzburg, Germany; Christian Hieronimi, Elekta: Identify - who, what, where and how. Now!
To learn more about Elekta's innovations at ESTRO, visit
*Identify is a works in progress and not available for sale or
distribution in all markets.
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
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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