Elekta launches compact linear accelerator
26 September 2007
Elekta has unveiled the Elekta Compact, a linear
accelerators with a single low-energy photon beam and a small footprint,
designed for use in a small treatment room and in specialized markets.
The design makes it more accessible to a wider range of healthcare
providers. "With the addition of Elekta Compact to our product portfolio,
Elekta is now a provider of linear accelerators across the full spectrum of
price and performance specifications," said Elekta President and CEO Tomas
"For former Cobalt users who want a simple linear accelerator that is a
'workhorse' in providing cancer treatment with fewer complications, Elekta
Compact can fill a treatment room that might otherwise lay empty," says Olof
Sanden, Executive Vice President, Elekta, Europe.
The system has an
interface to allow the output of treatment parameters to external
record-and-verify systems such as the MOSAIQ system provided by Elekta. It
also has various upgrade paths.
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