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Health Canada Approves Elekta’s MR-Linac Device for Radiotherapy

March 28, 2019

Elekta’s Unity system, a device that combines an MRI scanner and linear accelerator, has received a medical device license from Health Canada.

The device combines a high-field MRI scanner with a linear accelerator, allowing it to customize x-rays to fit around a tumor’s shape and spare outside tissue from destruction. It also includes dose replanning software.

The system combines adaptive radiotherapy with real-time monitoring capabilities to enable customized radiotherapy treatment of tumors and real-time visualization.

The company expects to launch the system in Canada later this year if it receives a required service license from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

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