News | Radiation Therapy | May 19, 2016

Leeds Cancer Centre Acquires Eight Elekta Linear Accelerators

Versa HD linacs will allow more advanced forms of radiation therapy treatment, including stereotactic body radiation therapy and volumetric modulated arc therapy

Elekta, Versa HD linear accelerators, Leeds Cancer Centre U.K.

May 19, 2016 — Leeds Cancer Centre, one of the largest providers of cancer care in the U.K., will upgrade its existing treatment equipment with eight Elekta Versa HD linear accelerators.

Viv Cosgrove, Ph.D., head of radiotherapy physics at Leeds Cancer Centre, said, “The new linear accelerators are able to deliver improvements in treatment accuracy for patients. This will help us increase the use of high-dose radiation treatments such as stereotactic body radiotherapy. These treatments reduce the total number of patient visits whilst improving clinical effectiveness.

“The replacement of the existing equipment also allows us to create a very advanced platform for increasing our research and innovation programs, all of which directly benefit patients in the form of clinical trials and research initiatives.”

The Versa HD linear accelerators will include Agility multileaf collimators. These, combined with volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) delivery, could enable clinicians at Leeds Cancer Centre to deliver complex head and neck plans up to 42 percent faster.

The deal was facilitated by Medipass, a leading European managed equipment services company, which partners with hospitals to manage efficient medical equipment solutions.

Seven of the eight linear accelerators were booked during the fourth quarter of Elekta’s fiscal year 2015-16.

For more information: www.elekta.com

Related Content

ZON-PTC in Clinical Use With RayStation 8B and Hyperscan
News | Treatment Planning | March 19, 2019
Zuid-Oost Nederland Protonen Therapie Centrum (ZON-PTC), Maastricht, Netherlands, recently treated its first patient...
What to Expect from the Proton Therapy Market in 2019-2020
News | Proton Therapy | March 13, 2019
The number of new particle therapy rooms ordered worldwide dropped by almost 20 percent in 2018, according to a new...
Mississippi Cancer Center Combines RayStation and TomoTherapy for Prostate Cancer Case
News | Treatment Planning | March 08, 2019
Anderson Regional Cancer Center in Meridian, Miss., has treated its first patient using the combination of RaySearch's...
Videos | Proton Therapy | March 01, 2019
ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Mark Pankuch, Ph.D., director of physics and dosimetry at the...
Videos | Proton Therapy | February 28, 2019
ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with ...
360_NW_Proton_Center_Gantry_Room_Back_THUMBNAIL
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | February 28, 2019
This is a 360 photo view behind the gantry room at the ...
360_NW_Proton_Center_Inclined_Room_THUMBNAIL
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | February 28, 2019
This is a 360 view of Treatment Room 3 (of 4) at the N...
NW Proton Center Gantry Room Front
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | February 27, 2019
This is a 360 photo view inside the gantry room at the...
Videos | Proton Therapy | February 26, 2019
ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with ...