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Elekta Announces New Cancer Care Solutions and Highlights Personalized Efficiency at ASTRO 2007
Date:10/18/2007

ATLANTA, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta, a global leader in radiation oncology and non-invasive neurosurgery solutions, will feature advances in cancer care at the 49th Annual Meeting of The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) that dramatically reduce treatment times and increase efficiency. The meeting will be held October 28 - November 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, California, USA). Elekta will showcase innovative offerings that optimize productivity and workflow, empowering health care professionals to spend more time on patient care. One important highlight will be the announcement of a new Elekta solution for clinical Volumetric Intensity Modulated Arc Therapy* (VMAT) that more precisely targets tumors and protects surrounding healthy tissue, while drastically reducing radiation therapy treatment times.

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Jay Hoey, Executive Vice President Product Creation at Elekta and CEO of IMPAC Medical Systems, an Elekta company, will unveil this improvement over existing Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy technologies at noon (PDT) October 28 on Elekta booth 1719.

Innovation on display at several Elekta Group booths

More than 11,000 domestic and international participants are expected at the 2007 ASTRO meeting. Elekta, an Ambassador-level sponsor of the event, will feature a wide range of products from the Elekta family of companies all of which highlight personalized efficiency.

"These Elekta innovations represent a singular focus on personalized efficiency - optimizing every step of the care process, to ensure care is focused on the patient and not on the technology," says Joseph K. Jachinowski, President and CEO, Elekta North America.

Further demonstrating its commitment to personalized efficiency, Elekta will showcase:

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