June 3, 2014 — Elekta announced it signed an agreement to provide the Centre Hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal (University of Montreal Health Centre, or CHUM) with advanced linear accelerators and software. The order, resulting from a competitive tender process, is valued at more than $20 million USD and was booked during Elekta's fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2013/14.
The CHUM was formed through the merger of three teaching hospitals, including the 372-year old Hotel-Dieu Hospital. It is one of the largest hospitals in Canada and a leading academic center in the province of Quebec. To increase the efficiency of its new integrated cancer center, the CHUM has chosen the Mosaiq oncology information system (OIS) to manage the complete spectrum of oncology treatments in a single patient record accessible by its 17 multidisciplinary teams across multiple locations.
The partnership agreement also includes Infinity linear accelerators (linacs) with Agility multileaf collimators (MLCs). At the core of a new radiotherapy treatment platform, this technology will offer CHUM's clinicians superior dose conformance and treatment speed as well as high-resolution beam shaping. For patients, it means safer, faster treatment with less risk of damage to healthy tissue.
David Roberge, M.D., head of radiation oncology at CHUM, said, "We chose Elekta, not simply for the advanced capabilities of its linear accelerators, but because of our shared vision for improving cancer management. Together, we will better integrate our cancer care activities — whether it be clinical research, screening, surgery, systemic therapy, radiation, survivorship or palliative care. Mosaiq will ensure that patients have the most efficient management options available."
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