Elekta's Versa HD nets FDA OK
Article Thumbnail ImageApril 11, 2013 -- Radiation oncology firm Elekta has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Versa HD radiation therapy system.

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Versa HD offers beam shaping and tumor targeting, and can deliver radiation doses three times faster than previous Elekta linear accelerators, according to the vendor. Integrated with Elekta' Agility 160-leaf multileaf collimator, Versa HD can provide high-definition, high-speed beam shaping over a 40 x 40-cm field, the company said. A new high dose-rate mode also is included.