Elekta has received FDA 510 (k) approval for Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy treatment planning sol

Elekta has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the VMAT enhancement to Monaco®, treatment planning solution. Monaco treatment planning system, introduces a set of tools to make the treatment planning process easier, more straightforward and clinically reliable. For the clinicians this gives the flexibility and control needed for complex treatment. For the clinic administrator it provides reduced planning time and increased clinical throughput.

Rob Cessac, Product Manager for Elekta CMS Software said, We are extremely proud and very pleased to receive clearance to add this VMAT technique to Monaco in the U.S. market. Our continued support and development of leading approaches to cancer treatment promises to create a positive future for clinicians and patients.

The biologically-based Monaco IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy) treatment planning system features constrained optimization and dose calculation algorithms and help reduce the time needed to optimize IMRT plans.