What is Elekta LINAC?

An Elekta linac is more than a machine—it’s a treatment solution—and our gold standard radiation treatment planning and review software, comprehensive quality assurance tools and extensive service options will support you in getting the most out of your linac.

What is MRI-LINAC?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Guided Linear Accelerator (MRI-LINAC) uses magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, together with radiotherapy to treat cancers throughout the body, with specific advantages for soft-tissue tumors. The radiation delivery on the MRI-LINAC is fully integrated with the MRI.

How much is an Elekta linear accelerator?

$750,000 to $1,500,000
$750,000 to $1,500,000 The linear accelerators in this category include newer systems, including the Varian TrueBeam and Elekta LINAC.

How many MRI linacs are there?

Since its publication, the MRI-Linac has gained 510(k) and CE approval and there are now around 30 systems in clinical use around the globe.

What is Elekta harmony?

Elekta Harmony was designed to meet the daily challenges faced by healthcare professionals and hospitals. It provides the perfect balance of productivity, precision and versatility—without compromise.

Who makes the MRI Linac?

In 2012, MR-linac manufacturer Elekta and its technology partner Philips formed the MR-linac Consortium — an international research collaboration set up to study image-guided radiotherapy and help facilitate evidence-based introduction of the technology.

When was MRI linac invented?

In 2012, an international consortium (MR-linac Consortium) was formed, which will collaboratively implement the clinical introduction of the MR-linac.

How much does a TrueBeam cost?

St. Elizabeth Healthcare has enhanced its cancer treatment services in Fort Thomas with the addition of a TrueBeam Radiotherapy System, a linear accelerator made by Varian Medical Systems that cost nearly $4 million.

How do linacs work?

How does the equipment work? The linear accelerator uses microwave technology (similar to that used for radar) to accelerate electrons in a part of the accelerator called the “wave guide,” then allows these electrons to collide with a heavy metal target to produce high-energy x-rays.

What are the limitations of linear accelerator?

Drawbacks of Linear Accelerator It is inconveniently long in size. The intensity of the ionic current is low. The main drawback is that, because the particles travel in a straight line, each accelerating segment is used only once.

Who makes Elekta?

Elekta is a Swedish company that provides radiation therapy, radiosurgery, related equipment and clinical management for the treatment of cancer and brain disorders….Elekta.

Type Public (Nasdaq Stockholm: EKTA B)
Founder Lars Leksell, Laurent Leksell
Headquarters Stockholm , Sweden