Elekta inks two orders in Wales

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Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff, Wales, has ordered two Synergy volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) systems, bringing the department's installation to four.

All four systems will be used to facilitate VMAT, a treatment technique that offers shorter treatment times. The latest order will see the replacement of existing third-party vendor equipment together with implementing Mosaiq as the sole patient information system.

The purchase of the new Elekta Synergy systems also included Mosaiq management information system, Mosaiq Oncology PACS, Monaco radiation treatment planning system and Active Breathing Coordinator. Monaco will be used for planning VMAT treatments on Elekta Synergy. The new Elekta Synergy systems will be installed at Velindre in late autumn of this year, according to the Stockholm, Sweden-based company.

Velindre treats approximately 65,000 inpatients and 35,000 outpatients a year for all types of cancer.