Elekta has announced that its MR-Linac, Elekta Unity, has received CE mark for its comprehensive motion management with true tracking and automatic gating functionalities. These support advanced motion management during delivery of radiation therapy to treat cancer.
The features represent the next phase of Elekta Unity’s comprehensive motion management (CMM) vision, which will drive efficiency and productivity and create opportunities for condensed treatment courses, fewer side effects and improved outcomes for cancer patients.
With automatic gating, supported by Elekta’s unique true tracking algorithms, the radiation beam is automatically turned off when the tumor moves outside of the beam, ensuring treatment is always focused on the target.
For the first time ever in radiotherapy, Elekta Unity’s True Tracking provides continuous tracking of the 3D position of any target in real time, non-invasively and without surrogates.
This new functionality gives clinicians the freedom to choose the right motion management strategy for their patient and allows them to trust the combination of true tracking and automatic gating to deliver doses exactly where needed.
Together with Elekta’s CMM developments, these will allow more patients to be treated with more precision, with no additional set-up time for the user, no hardware to install and no major changes to processes for radiation therapy departments.
For more information, visit the CMM page on the Elekta website.
Elekta Unity with Comprehensive Motion Management (CMM) is CE marked with limited global availability.