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Devices Oncology

 News Release - July 23, 2007

Elekta and IMPAC to Highlight Cancer Treatment Solutions During AAPM Annual Meeting

MINNEAPOLIS, July 23 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- At this year's American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) annual meeting, Elekta will showcase their unique cancer treatment solutions to the market, by demonstrating how the joint forces of Elekta and IMPAC Medical Systems help physicians in the fight against cancer.

"The integration of Elekta and IMPAC significantly has changed the technological landscape of the U.S. oncology market," says Joe Jachinowski, President and CEO of Elekta North America. "With innovative cancer solutions spanning the entire continuum of care, from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up, the Elekta and IMPAC design engineers have developed treatment solutions that focus on personalized efficiency."

One such offering, is the revolutionary Image Guided Treatment Management (IGTM) solution, SYNERGISTIQ(TM), a workspace solution that simplifies the treatment process by combining multiple computers, monitors and keyboards traditionally found in complex oncology environments into one, image-guided workspace. Winning over physicists, physicians, therapists and administrators in oncology departments of all sizes, SYNERGISTIQ streamlines the IGRT treatment delivery solution, focusing on therapist's personal efficiency and patient care.

The rapid adoption of Elekta and IMPAC solutions reflects the trend of oncology professionals to abandon previous brand loyalties for more advanced technologies. As a result, Elekta experienced record sales in 2006, a direct result of new IGRT solutions featuring the market-leading Elekta Synergy® linear accelerator and IMPACs Image-enabled Electronic Medical Record, MOSAIQ(TM).

"Oncology departments' face the reality that they're expected to continually increase their ability to fight cancer and become more efficient in terms of patient throughput," says Jachinowski. "We've collaborated closely with clinicians to create cohesive oncology solutions that allow them to simultaneously improve care and efficiency. The market has been waiting for solutions that deliver this elegant balance, and the results have been even better than we hoped."

Elekta and IMPAC Sponsored Events at AAPM

In addition to the tradeshow floor exhibits, Elekta and IMPAC are sponsoring the following special events:

-- Sunday, July 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Elekta / IMPAC Users Beer Bash at the Rock Bottom Brewery on LaSalle Avenue in downtown Minneapolis

-- Monday, July 23, 12-1:30 p.m.: IMPAC Users Luncheon at the Hilton Minneapolis Grand Ballroom, 1001 Marquette Avenue

-- Tuesday, July 24, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: Leksell Gamma Knife® Users Treatment Planning Luncheon at the Hilton Minneapolis Grand Ballroom, 1001 Marquette Avenue

About Elekta

Elekta Inc., IMPAC Medical Systems, Medical Intelligence and 3D Line Medical Systems are all part of the Elekta Group, an international medical technology corporation, providing meaningful solutions, comprehensive information systems and services for improved cancer care and management of brain disorders.

All of Elekta's solutions employ non-invasive or minimally invasive techniques and are therefore clinically effective, gentle on the patient and cost-effective. Elekta is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb and the company head office is located in Stockholm, Sweden.



Source: Elekta

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