Kuopio University Hospital First in Finland With Elekta AB's New Beam Shaping Innovation for Radiotherapy of Cancer Patients

Published: Mar 06, 2013

KUOPIO, Finland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: In the spring of 2013, Kuopio University Hospital (KUH, Kuopio, Finland) will take a leap forward in radiation therapy capabilities when the center begins treating patients with its two new Elekta (STO:EKTAB) Infinity™ treatment systems equipped with the revolutionary Agility™ 160-leaf multileaf collimator (MLC). The two Elekta therapy systems will replace two older generation linear accelerators from Varian Medical Systems. “Elekta’s Infinity system, with kilovoltage CBCT imaging provides very good images of the tumor and surrounding soft tissues, which will give us greater confidence in the location and dimensions of the tumor target immediately before we deliver the beams,” says Jan Seppälä, Ph.D., Medical Physicist at KUH.

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