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Elekta announces delivery of 1,000th fraction with Elekta Unity MR-linac by University Hospital TA1/4bingen.

NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-July 12, 2019-Elekta announces delivery of 1,000th fraction with Elekta Unity MR-linac by University Hospital TA1/4bingen


Precision radiation specialist Elekta AB (STO:EKTAB) announced on Thursday that less than one year after installing its Elekta Unity magnetic resonance radiation therapy (MR/RT) system, the team of clinicians at University Hospital Tubingen in Germany have delivered their 1,000th radiation therapy fraction to a patient receiving treatment for prostate cancer.

Many radiation therapy regimens divide the total radiation dose into two or more smaller doses, known as fractions, which are delivered in separate treatment sessions. The 1,000th fraction represents the 1,000th treatment session delivered with Elekta Unity.

According to Elekta, the achievement of this milestone by University Hospital Tubingen in such a short time demonstrates that Unity can be efficiently used to personalise treatments for many patients.

These fractions have been used to treat nine different cancer indications, demonstrating the broad therapeutic potential of the system.

Elekta Unity combines two technologies, a state-of-the-art 1.5T MRI scanner and a best-in-class 7 MV linear accelerator, driven by breakthrough real-time adaptive radiotherapy software. It provides the ability to reshape the dose based on daily changes in shape, size and position of the tumour and surrounding healthy anatomy, as visualised with MRI, and then enables accurate dose delivery with real-time visualisation of the tumour.

In addition to University Hospital Tubingen, nine other cancer centres with Unity are treating patients with similar success.

Elekta Unity has CE mark and 510(k) clearance but is not available in all markets.

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