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Sweden's Elekta secures linacs order in UK PFI (private finance initiative) deal

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Swedish radiation oncology and neurosurgery specialist Elekta has secured a UK order for 10 linear accelerators (linacs), under a £220m ($405m) private finance initiative (PFI) to build and equip a new wing at St James Hospital, in Leeds (Yorkshire). The linacs feature Elekta's Synergy system, which enables 2D kV planar or 3D X-ray volume imaging of the patient in the treatment position. The system includes Elekta's Active Breathing Coordinator system, which helps to target tumours that move due to respiration.

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