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Elekta’s Radiation Therapy System ‘Unity’ Gains Canadian Clearance

July 22, 2019

Canada’s Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has given the go-ahead for the clinical use of Elekta’s Unity magnetic resonance radiation therapy (MR/RT) system.

The system uses an MRI scanner and a linear accelerator backed by adaptive software to adjust  doses of radiation therapy based on daily changes in the tumor’s shape, size and position and the surrounding healthy tissue.

Elekta CEO Richard Hausmann says the system is “changing how leading cancer centers deliver radiation therapy, reshaping the dose in real time and targeting hard-to-treat cancers that previously could not be treated effectively with radiation.”

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