News | August 16, 2007

Johns Hopkins to Add Elekta Synergy S to Cancer Treatment Lineup

August 17, 2007 - The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Medicine, in MD, has placed an order to add an Elekta Synergy S system to its Leksell Gamma Knife capability, aiming to fight cancer with both intracranial and extracranial resources for whole-body cancer treatment.

Elekta Synergy S integrates high-resolution beam shaping, precise target localization, organ motion control and 3D Imaging into one package, reportedly taking stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy to a new level. The system is an image-guided robotic linear accelerator that combines integrated software-driven imaging abilities with powerful high-resolution radiation delivery.

At Johns Hopkins' Kimmel Center, Elekta Synergy S will reportedly enable specialists to perform both stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic radiotherapy throughout the body, as well as stereotactic radiosurgery on cranial tumors unsuitable for Gamma Knife surgery.

For more information: www.elekta.com and www.hopkinsmedicine.org

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