Healthcare Industry News: Leksell Gamma Knife
News Release - June 13, 2008
Elekta Launches Web-based Virtual Clinic, Offers Better Understanding of Radiotherapy Solutions for the Treatment of CancerATLANTA, June 13 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Elekta, a world-class leader in advanced radiation therapy and radiosurgery, has created a three-dimensional virtual patient clinic, enabling clinicians, patients and the general public a unique opportunity to familiarize themselves with Elekta's products* and solutions and how they interconnect to fight serious disease.
The clinic, available via www.elekta.com/evc , allows the user to follow a patient undergoing a typical lung treatment, from the initial consultation and diagnosis, through treatment planning, radiation delivery and follow-up.
Inside the clinic, it also is possible to 'fly over' and 'zoom in' to discover additional information about specific treatment tools, like MOSAIQ®, Elekta's image-integrated Electronic Medical Record (EMR) or Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion(TM), Elekta's non-invasive alternative to traditional open-brain surgery and daily radiation for brain tumors and other brain disorders.
In addition, further functionality and content, including a focus on Elekta's latest groundbreaking technology, Elekta VMAT, are planned and will be incorporated in a future release. To view the Elekta Virtual Clinic, visit: www.elekta.com/evc .
Elekta is an international medical technology group, providing oncologists, radiation therapists, neurosurgeons and many other medical specialists with state-of-the-art tools to fight serious disease.
Elekta provides advanced clinical solutions, comprehensive management and information systems, as well as services for improved cancer care and management of brain disorders.
Elekta systems and solutions are used in over 5,000 hospitals around the world. Clinical and information management solutions include, among others, Leksell Gamma Knife® for non-invasive treatment of brain disorders, Elekta Axesse(TM) and Elekta Synergy® for stereotactic and image guided radiation therapy and radiosurgery and the MOSAIQ® suite of software for image-enabled EMR and efficient management of clinical and patient data.
With nearly 2,500 employees globally, the corporate headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb. More information about Elekta can be found at www.elekta.com .
*Some products and solutions featured in the clinic may not be cleared for the U.S. market.
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