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Elekta to Highlight High Definition Dynamic Radiosurgery with Versa HD and Monaco at AAPM Annual Meeting

Posted on: 31 Jul 17

DENVER, July 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 59th American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting & Exhibition July 30 - August 3 in Denver, Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) will showcase high definition dynamic radiosurgery (HDRS), a unique capability leveraging the core strengths of Versa HD™ linear accelerator and Monaco® treatment planning system.

Versa HD combines HDRS treatment capabilities and precision radiotherapy in a single platform. Equipped with sophisticated full-field, high definition beam-shaping technology and High Dose Rate mode, Versa HD offers the precision and speed necessary to deliver versatile stereotactic treatments throughout the body in standard treatment time slots. Monaco powers more efficient high definition planning with true Monte Carlo accuracy and advanced multi-criterial optimization.

Educational events

During AAPM, Elekta will host a series of educational events at the Hyatt Regency Denver. A luncheon symposium discussing the latest developments and data surrounding the dosimetry and commissioning of a hybrid MR-linac will take place Monday, July 31 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Elekta's User Meeting, which is centered on new technology, proven QA processes and tips on how to best prepare for the future and the ever-changing health care landscape, will take place Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

During the User Meeting, Sotiri Stathakis, PhD, Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology and Radiology, Cancer Therapy and Research Center, UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center will deliver a presentation titled Evaluation of dynamic conformal arc therapy for treatment of lung, liver and brain tumors. Key topics that Dr. Stathakis will address include:

The trend towards dynamic conformal arc treatments (DCAT) for lung stereotaxy using Monaco with Versa HD

The applicability of DCAT planning as a viable alternative to volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for lung and liver tumors treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

How DCAT provides advantages in treatment delivery efficiency for lung and liver SBRT without compromising plan quality

Delivery accuracy of DCAT compared to VMAT on moving targets

Preliminary results from ongoing evaluations of DCAT in lung, liver and brain tumors

Visitors to Elekta booth #5047 also will have an opportunity to learn more about:

MOSAIQ®, the six-time Best in KLAS award winner that enables practice optimization through intelligent automation and actionable analytics

Venezia™, Elekta's gynecological applicator which provides a new option for treating advanced-stage cervical cancer

Oncentra® Brachy, a comprehensive brachytherapy treatment planning software that helps save time by creating the optimal dose distribution

Leksell GammaPlan®, an integrated treatment planning and management software for Gamma Knife radiosurgery, including Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™

iView Dose software, an EPID-based in vivo dosimetry solution that offers an essential safety check during radiation therapy

AQUA, a quality management system, which offers a full suite of workflow-oriented machine QA tasks and departmental resource management

For updates from the AAPM show floor, follow the Elekta Twitter handle, @Elekta. To learn more about Elekta at AAPM, visit  


For further information, please contact:

Gert van Santen, Group Vice President Corporate Communications, Elekta AB

Tel: +31 653 561 242, e-mail:

Time zone: CET: Central European Time

Raven Canzeri, Global Public Relations Manager

Tel: +1 770 670 2524, e-mail:

Time zone: ET: Eastern Time

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Mike Wood

Last updated on: 31/07/2017

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