Elekta European Users' Conference Attracts Top Minds in Cancer Management
STOCKHOLM, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta users from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America and Africa converged on Hotel Hohe Dune in Warnemunde, Germany June 16-19 to participate in Elekta's fifth European Users' Conference. Approximately 390 clinicians and scientists attended 31 presentations and workshops given by Elekta users and company representatives on a wide range of cancer management topics. The Users' Conference was preceded by the Elekta Stereotactic Users' Meeting, June 15-16.
"We are pleased that the European Users' Conference has evolved to become an established, respected platform on which the absolute forefront of modern radiation therapy is discussed," says Olof Sanden, Executive Vice President, Europe and AFLAME. "This meeting continues to attract the most technologically and clinically sophisticated physicians and scientists in this region of the world to share experience and knowledge with peers."
The scientific program included presentations on:
- The relative roles of 2D, 3D and 4D IGRT
- The efficiency and precision of Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)
- MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System organization and management
- Patient positioning and motion management
- Single fraction and fractionated stereotactic cranial treatment with Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ and Extend™
- Clarity® soft tissue visualization
Umberto Ricardi, M.D., radiation oncologist at the University Hospital of Turin was among several invited speakers. Dr. Ricardi discussed Turin's nine months of clinical experience with Elekta Axesse™ as a dedicated system for stereotactic radiation therapy and radiosurgery of body and brain tumors, and lately, spine tumors as well. Radiation delivery in most cases is with Elekta VMAT™.
"We have treated 190 patients for a total of 210 lesions, and my impression is