ATLANTA, July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
According to U.S. News & World Report's recently published annual hospital rankings, each of the best 50 cancer hospitals in the U.S. uses Elekta hardware, software or both.
"As the complexity of care increases, health care providers require even more sophisticated tools to give their patients the best possible treatment," says Bill Yaeger, Executive Vice President Region North America. "We are very proud that these hospitals have chosen Elekta to help them deliver this quality of care."
More than half of the top-ranking hospitals rely on Elekta's MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System (OIS), which provides a one-stop, centralized database for easy access to patient care and management. Preferred due to its unparalleled clinical capability and track record, Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ is the most utilized brain radiosurgery device by America's best hospitals.
Other Elekta equipment and software common at the leading hospitals includes:
- Versa HD™, a sophisticated linear accelerator designed to enhance the management of cancer care and treat a broad spectrum of tumors throughout the body
- Monaco®, a state-of-the-art IMRT, VMAT and SRS planning solution that delivers high performance and high precision radiotherapy treatment planning
- Clarity®, a non-invasive, non-ionizing image guidance technology that provides soft tissue visualization and is compatible with any existing linac
- Oncentra® Brachy, a volume-based treatment planning for HDR/PDR brachytherapy that improves workflows and reduces planning time.
U.S. News has been publishing its annual hospital rankings for more than two-and-a-half decades to enable patients to make well-informed choices.
Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both health care providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives.
Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,800 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. Website: http://www.elekta.com.
For further information, please contact:
Gert van Santen, Group Vice President Corporate Communications, Elekta AB
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Raven Canzeri, Global Public Relations Manager, Elekta
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