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 with RAD TechnologyMedical 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 announced the first placement of a Temporary Radiotherapy Vault with RAD TechnologyMedical 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.

Jay Hoey, President and CEO of Elekta North America said, 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. 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.