June 13, 2008 - Elekta has been selected to supply multiple Elekta Synergy digital linear accelerator systems to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center over the next few years.

The new Elekta Synergy systems will provide expanded capacity for advanced Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), which Mary Bird Perkins (MBP) began providing to patients four years ago. The new systems will provide for MBP's current locations as well as the organization's long-term regional growth into new markets. MBP has locations in Baton Rouge, Hammond and Covington and is building a fourth location in Gonzales, LA.

Each of the estimated nine new treatment systems will include 3D X-ray Volume Imaging (XVI) and some will include Elekta VMAT (Volumetric intensity Modulated Arc Therapy), enhancing MBP's Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and IGRT arsenal.

The center will be treating all types of cancer with the Elekta Synergy systems. Elekta Synergy is a fully digital linear accelerator with an integrated 3D imaging system that simultaneously acquires and reconstructs image data on the target and surrounding critical structures as a whole volume in a single gantry sweep. Because imaging occurs at the time of treatment, uncertainties due to organ motion or deformation and slight differences in patient set-up can be eliminated.

For more information: www.elekta.com

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