Elekta launches its Elekta Esprit radiosurgery system

Elekta (KTA-B.ST) announced today that it launched its Espirit automated treatment planning system.

Stockholm, Sweden-based Elekta designed its latest and most advanced system to offer significantly faster, automated treatment planning for clinicians, with more personalized and patient-friendly treatments and a degree of precision capable of protecting the mind and the person.

The company said in a news release that Espirit offers superior visualization, remote accessibility and collaboration tools for the treatment team within one single platform.

Among the benefits of the platform, the company said, is accuracy of <0.3 mm, flexible workflow options based on single-session, fractionated, adaptive or staged protocols and a seamless integrated system for end-to-end ease of use.

“Esprit will allow clinicians to take radiosurgery to the next level and treat patients with the highest accuracy, protecting their mind and memories and enabling a highe…

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GE Healthcare, Elekta collaborate to expand precision radiation therapy access

GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) and Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) recently announced that they have inked a global commercial collaboration agreement.

The partnership covers the radiation oncology field. It’s meant to enable the two companies to provide hospitals a comprehensive offering across imaging and treatment for cancer patients.

“Access to radiation therapy is a significant challenge in several parts of the globe. We are pleased that this collaboration is a step in the right direction to make more comprehensive precision health solutions more readily available,” Jan Makela, president and CEO of Imaging at GE Healthcare, said in an April 5 news release.

“Cancer care can only be improved if those in the field work together, and this is one of several partnerships that we are pursuing, for the benefit of caregivers and patients, as we build out our oncology offerings to help enable more precise care,” Makela said.

Elekta CEO Gustaf Salford said the …

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Elekta names permanent CFO

Elekta (STO:EKTA B) today said it has appointed Johan Adebäck as chief financial officer, effective immediately.

Adebäck has served as the acting chief financial officer since June of last year. He was previously the group treasurer of the company since 2004, where he was responsible for treasury, taxes, customer financing, operations accounting and customer credit risk. He has also held finance leadership roles at Pharmacia and Esselte.

“I have worked closely with Johan since I began at Elekta almost 12 years ago and have always been impressed by his integrity, diligence and proficiency,” Elekta president and CEO Gustaf Salford said in a news release. “Working side-by-side with him over the past nine months has confirmed that he also has the spirit and competence to succeed in this role.”

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