logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Elekta Wins Clearance To CE Mark Agility - Quick Facts

Elekta AB (EKTAF.PK) on Monday said it has received clearance to CE mark its new multileaf collimator Agility, a beam-shaping device integrated into the head of a linear accelerator. Patients and clinics will benefit from the speed and reliability of this new MLC design, the company said.

Tomas Puusepp, President and CEO of Elekta, said, "According to WHO, cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, and the incidence is expected to continue rising significantly. To meet this increasing need, we have collaborated closely with leading hospitals and research institutions to develop a solution that can increase the throughput of patients while delivering outstanding precision."

Agility has 160 tungsten leaves with a leaf speed of up to 6.5cm per second. The leaf speeds are twice as fast as other MLCs commonly used within the industry. This means shorter treatment time for patients.

The device has twice as many leaves as a standard MLC, which will enable clinicians to sculpt delivered radiation doses to the contours of tumors with great precision.

Clinicians can be confident that the leaves are producing the correct shape to deliver the prescribed treatment to the patient, the company said.

Agility's leafbank is designed for extraordinarily low transmission as reducing unwanted dose to healthy tissue or organs at risk is important.

Agility can be purchased as part of a new radiotherapy solution from Elekta, as well as an upgrade option to a large part of Elekta's installed base of linear accelerators.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

Editors Pick
French car maker Renault SA reported Friday higher profit in its fiscal 2015, with strong growth in automotive profit and revenues. The company announced higher dividend. Looking ahead, for fiscal 2016, Renault expects to increase group revenues at constant exchange rates and improve group operating margin. Shares of Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc were gaining around 13 percent in the morning trading in London after the engine maker reported more-than doubled profit in its fiscal year 2015, with lower one-time items. Underlying earnings were hurt by weakness in Marine markets. Further, the company halved its dividends, and still expects lower revenues next year. German steel giant ThyssenKrupp AG reported a loss in its first quarter, compared to last year's profit as sales and orders were hurt by sharp deterioration in materials businesses. The company said its overall performance in the first quarter was within its full-year forecast corridor. Looking ahead, the company continues to expect higher net income and flat sales for fiscal 2016.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT