Elekta debuts motion management system at ESTRO

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Elekta is showcasing new patient motion management systems this week at the European Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncologists (ESTRO) 2007 conference in Barcelona, Spain.

The Stockholm, Sweden-based Elekta is unveiling its HexaPOD evo RT system, a robotic 6D patient-positioning platform that offers improved patient access and clearance, and provides sub-millimeter positioning accuracy, according to the company. The product is integrated with the firm’s iGuide cameras, allowing the system to align the tumor to the isocenter. In addition, the iBeam evo couchtop is made of carbon fiber to reduce imaging artifacts.

Elekta is also displaying its DynaTrac motion management system, which offers pre-treatment positioning and treatment verification during treatment. The company will also feature Active Breathing Coordinator (ABC) for use in radiation therapy in its booth. ABC minimizes abdominal and thoracic inaccuracies that occur during breathing, and is the only assisted breath-hold system commercially available, according to Elekta.