Elekta and RAD Technology Medical Systems Team Up To Place First Temporary Modular Radiation Oncolo

Elekta announced the first placement of a Temporary Radiotherapy Vault (TRV™) with RAD Technology Medical Systems LLC. RAD’s patented system is a portable, modular building equipped with a pre-installed and pre-commissioned linear accelerator. The shielded enclosure can be placed and removed in a matter of days providing an efficient temporary solution for the three to four month upgrade process.

Elekta and RAD Technology Medical Systems Team Up To Place First Temporary Modular Radiation Oncology Center In Northern California

Elekta announced the first placement of a Temporary Radiotherapy Vault (TRV™) with RAD Technology Medical Systems LLC. RAD’s patented system is a portable, modular building equipped with a pre-installed and pre-commissioned linear accelerator. The shielded enclosure can be placed and removed in a matter of days providing an efficient temporary solution for the three to four month upgrade process.

“We now have a bold, new innovation to address the issues of downtime when a customer is ready to replace older technology with state-of-the-art treatment solutions,” says Jay Hoey, President and CEO of Elekta North America. “The TRV makes it easy to expand, modify or upgrade a radiation treatment facility and most importantly, it further expedites patient services and operational revenue streams.”

Many radiation oncology centers looking to upgrade their linear accelerators and treatment planning solutions are concerned about downtime for patients and staff. Currently, centers and hospitals must displace patients to alternate locations or run therapies into the late nights or early mornings. The RAD solution duplicates the center or hospital’s processes in a compact and temporary package allowing patient therapy to continue while the new treatment system is installed. Elekta and RAD customers will benefit from workflow improvements before,during and after renovations.

“The TRV technology is based on RAD’s patented Vault system which has been deployed for more than five years in the U.K., Canada, U.S. and now Mexico,” states company President John J.Lefkus III. “This is a first for radiation centers seeking to upgrade equipment, while maintaining patient therapies during the upgrade. TRV provides effective and speedy solutions unmatched by any radiation shielding technology and Elekta sees the positive benefits for their customers.”RAD’s President further states, “We expect to have a fleet of TRVs in service to handle the hundreds of centers paralyzed from upgrading because they are unable shutdown and deprive 30 or more patients a day from receiving cancer therapy.”

For further information, please contact: Cheryl Devine, RAD Technology Medical Systems Tel 954-261-8292, email: Cheryl.Devine@rad-technology.com Michelle Lee, Director, Marketing Services, Elekta Inc.
Tel: +1 770-670-2447, email: michelle.lee@elekta.com

About Elekta

Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions fortreating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy and radiosurgery, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care.

Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both healthcare providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives, making the future possible today.

Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 5,000 hospitals globally, and every day more than 100,000 patients receive diagnosis, treatment or follow-up with the help of a solution from the Elekta Group.

Elekta employs around 2,500 employees globally. The corporate headquarter is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb. For more information about Elekta, please visit www.elekta.com .

About RAD Technology Medical Systems LLC

RAD provides revolutionary turnkey and relocatable radiation containment systems for cancer treatment facilities. RTMS designs and builds proprietary technology for temporary, permanent or bridge facilities. RTMS’s products are available for sale and lease. For further information, visit www.rad-technology.com .