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Cancer Treatment Equipment and Software Upgrade for Hospitals in Austria

By MedImaging International staff writers
Posted on 25 Jul 2016
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Image: The Versa HD advanced radiotherapy system used for cancer treatment (Photo courtesy of Elekta).
Image: The Versa HD advanced radiotherapy system used for cancer treatment (Photo courtesy of Elekta).
A contract has been signed for the installation of advanced radiation therapy and related software solutions in two new radiation oncology centers in Vienna.

The public-private partnership contract will include the installation of six linear accelerators. The equipment will be installed over a period of two years beginning with the first shipment in May 2017.

The contract is between the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV; Vienna, Austria) and Elekta (Stockholm, Sweden), and will consist of four Versa HD, and two Elekta Infinity linear accelerators, the MOSAIQ oncology information system, the Monaco treatment planning system, and brachytherapy afterloaders. The deal also includes long-term service contracts.

The Vienna Hospital Association is one of the largest operators of hospitals in Europe, and includes geriatric centers, and hospitals in Vienna.

Elekta is a human care company that develops treatment planning systems and tools for radiation therapy, radiosurgery, brachytherapy, and brain disorders. Elekta also develops workflow enhancement software for cancer care.

Ian Alexander, COO, Elekta, said, “Almost 40,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in Austria each year and it’s the second most common cause of death in the country. Studies have proven that radiation therapy is an effective treatment for cancer, even if it cannot save every patient. We are grateful to be able to make an impact on these statistics and the patients at the Vienna Hospital Association by improving or saving lives.”

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