January 30, 2020 — Elekta announced that it signed a contract with the Institut Jules Bordet, Brussels, for an Elekta Unity MR-linac system, two Versa HD linear accelerators (linacs), upgrade of existing Elekta Infinity linacs as well as upgrades and expansions of Monaco treatment planning software and Mosaiq oncology information systems and service. The total contract is valued at approximately EUR 22 million, of which EUR 18 million will be booked in the third quarter of Elekta's fiscal year 2019/20. The remainder will be booked successively over the next ten years. Elekta won the contract through a public procurement procedure.
Elekta's Head of Region Europe, Renato Leite, said: "We are proud to strengthen our long-standing relationship with the Bordet Institute, which is devoted entirely to patients affected by cancer. As it prepares to move to its New Bordet Institute in 2021, we are excited to be providing the most modern radiotherapy treatment solutions available so the Institute can offer its cancer patients personalized precision radiation medicine."
The comprehensive cancer center is gearing up for its new cancer clinic with an investment in state-of-the-art technology and upgrades to existing devices. This includes Elekta Unity, a transformative magnetic resonance radiation therapy (MR/RT) system, which combines a high-field MRI scanner with a best-in-class linear accelerator to enable personalized precision radiation therapy.
The institute already enjoys Elekta solutions, including Leksell Gamma Knife Icon and two Elekta Infinity linacs as well as Mosaiq and Monaco and Elekta's microSelectron brachytherapy afterloading platform. The two Versa HD systems in this contract will replace competing systems. When all the solutions will have been deployed the Jules Bordet Institute will be Belgium's the largest single radiation therapy site with four Elekta linacs, one Unity MR-Linac and one Leksell Gamma Knife.
Software upgrades are scheduled for delivery during 2020 and the linear accelerators, including Unity, in 2021.
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