Elekta And GE Healthcare Join Hands To Offer Precision Health...
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Elekta And GE Healthcare Join Hands To Offer Precision Health Solutions To Hospitals

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Monday, April 11, 2022

Elekta and GE Healthcare have partnered to provide hospitals with a comprehensive solution that includes imaging and treatment for cancer patients requiring radiation therapy.

Fremont, CA: As hospitals increasingly seek flexible and interoperable simulation and guiding technologies, healthcare organizations seek to address the critical need for radiation solutions in developed and developing countries alike. Elekta and GE Healthcare have signed a global commercial collaboration agreement in the field of radiation oncology. The deal will enable the companies to give hospitals a full service spanning imaging and treatment for cancer patients requiring radiation therapy.

Up to 60 percent of all cancer patients require radiation therapy, which involves high-quality imaging, sophisticated delivery equipment, and software to target tumors while sparing healthy tissue properly. Precision imaging is critical for detecting the size, form, and features of tumors, as well as distinguishing them from healthy tissues. To deliver the optimal dose, sophisticated patient positioning, motion management technology, and cutting-edge procedures such as VMAT or SBRT are required. By combining GE Healthcare's imaging capabilities with Elekta's radiation therapy solutions, hospitals and, ultimately, their patients will benefit from an even more appealing offering.

“We are driven by our hospitals and cancer centers preferences and their need for comprehensive solutions in effective, efficient and safe cancer care. Therefore, were excited about this collaboration with GE Healthcare. We have many mutual health care providers who see clear synergies and advantages with our respective, strong product portfolios. This will allow us to jointly promote solutions for each cancer center’s needs. Elekta strives to assure that hospitals and cancer centers can create seamless ecosystems that facilitate efficient end-to-end cancer care.” comments Elekta CEO, Gustaf Salford.

“Access to radiation therapy is a significant challenge in several parts of the globe. We are pleased that this collaboration is a step in the right direction to make more comprehensive precision health solutions more readily available,” states Jan Makela, President and CEO, GE Healthcare Imaging. “Cancer care can only be improved if players in the field work together and this is one of several partnerships that we are pursuing, for the benefit of caregivers and patients, as we build out our Oncology offerings to help enable more precise care.”

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