News | December 06, 2011

Renovated U.K. Radiation Oncology Department Chooses Elekta for IGRT Solutions

December 6, 2011 — The radiation oncology department at Addenbrooke's Hospital (Cambridge, United Kingdom) is upgrading its radiotherapy capabilities with Elekta therapy systems, oncology information systems (OIS) and image guided workspace. The two Elekta Synergy image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) systems replace one Siemens and one Varian linear accelerator that had been in service for more than 10 years at the medical center. The facility is run by the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Officials at Addenbrooke's have been eager to more fully exploit techniques and technologies that modern treatment machines provide, according to Simon Thomas, Ph.D., head of radiotherapy physics. Currently, the medical center treats between 200 and 250 patients each day on seven treatment machines.

"The two capabilities we wanted on the machines were IGRT and VMAT," he says. "IGRT provides images of the target and nearby critical structures we want to avoid - with the patient in the treatment position before therapy. With VMAT, single or multiple radiation beams sweep in uninterrupted arcs around the patient, significantly reducing treatment times."

Acquiring additional IGRT- and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)-capable treatment machines will enable Addenbrooke's clinicians to offer these imaging and therapy techniques to more patients, Thomas adds.

The hospital asked Elekta and three other providers to submit proposals and give presentations on their equipment to replace the outgoing linear accelerators.

"We compared each company against our clinical and financial requirements and developed an overall score," Thomas says. "Elekta's overall score came out highest, and we combined that with the positive opinions we gathered from other Elekta users in the U.K., and decided to go with Elekta's offerings."

In addition to the Synergy treatment systems, Addenbrooke's acquired the Synergistiq IGRT workspace and the Mosaiq OIS.

For more information: www.elekta.com

Related Content

Xstrahl Photoelectric Therapy System Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance
Technology | Radiation Therapy | October 20, 2017
Xstrahl announced that its Photoelectric Therapy System has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)...
Cleveland Clinic Researchers Reveal Biomarker for Guiding Prostate Cancer Treatment
News | Prostate Cancer | October 17, 2017
October 17, 2017 — Back-to-back discoveries from Cleveland Clinic demonstrate for the first time how a testosterone-r
IBA Announces First Use of Gating With Active Scanning Proton Therapy in Italy
News | Proton Therapy | October 17, 2017
October 17, 2017 — The Trento Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari (APSS) and IBA announced the successful comp
Elekta and Brainlab Offer Streamlined Workflow for Stereotactic Radiotherapy
News | Radiation Therapy | October 16, 2017
Elekta and Brainlab have reconfirmed their alliance for the integrated use of the Elekta Versa HD linear accelerator...
Pancreatic Cancer Outcome Highlights via On-table Adaptive MR-guided Radiation Therapy, MRI guided RT.
Sponsored Content | Webinar | Radiation Therapy | October 13, 2017
The webinar "Pancreatic Cancer Outcome Highlights via On-table Adaptive MR-guided Radiation" will be presented by Par
National Breast Center Founder Names Top Three Innovations in Breast Cancer Treatment
News | Women's Health | October 11, 2017
In 2017, invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in about 252,710 women and 2,470 men in the U.S. and remains the...
CyberKnife System Provides Excellent Long-Term Control of Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
News | Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) | October 10, 2017
Accuray Inc. announced that data from a prospective study of 230 men with low-risk prostate cancer showed 98.4 percent...
News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | October 10, 2017
Elekta announced that members of the Elekta MR-linac Consortium reported data related to the advancement of the company...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Radiation Therapy | October 09, 2017
Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Scientific Committee, explains ho
Sponsored Content | Videos | Radiation Therapy | October 09, 2017
David Beyer, M.D., chairman of the board for the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), discusses the key th
Overlay Init