Washington hospital selects Elekta Axesse for whole-body cancer treatment

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Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, Wash., has purchased Elekta Axesse, adding a new system designed for imaging the entire body to its stable of cancer treatment systems.

According to Elekta, the 3D imaging capabilities of the Axesse system facilitate rapid, precise targeting of tumors, and the radiation delivery system treats tumors throughout the body, while minimizing exposure to nearby healthy tissue. The system enables sub-millimeter accuracy by planning in 3D and imaging patients in 3D prior to treatment.

Skagit Valley Hospital Regional Cancer Care Center is a 17,000-square-foot facility, currently treating around 45 radiation patients during a 12-hour scheduling window. The center will take delivery of the Elekta Axesse in October, and begin treating patients shortly thereafter, Elekta said.