Elekta to unveil new radiotherapy system

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Elekta said it will showcase its radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, and clinical workflow products at the European Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncologists (ESTRO) 2007 meeting in Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 8-13.

The Stockholm, Sweden-based firm will also be highlighting a work-in-progress at ESTRO, its new volumetric intensity modulated arc therapy (VMAT) technique. The technology involves moving collimator and gantry during radiotherapy.

The firm said that VMAT together with its x-ray volume imaging can help clinicians reduce treatment time, and the technique also enables helical-like conformality.