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Elekta offers doctors free use of ProKnow software to facilitate cancer treatments

Richard Hausmann

Elekta is making its ProKnow software available to clinicians free of charge during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ProKnow is used to collect and analyze data to support ongoing improvement of anatomy contouring and treatment plans. By making it freely available to all clinicians, Elekta hopes that this will remove the roadblocks caused by lockdown or isolation regulations in different countries. As a cloud-based solution, clinicians could use ProKnow from home for highly skilled procedures such as tumor contouring.

Avoid further delays

“It is very disheartening to hear about patients who are unable to receive the radiation therapy they need due to restrictions caused by the coronavirus. To support clinicians and their patients and avoid further delays, Elekta will provide free access to ProKnow,” says Elekta CEO, Richard Hausmann.

ProKnow offers capabilities for data management, distribution of contouring and plan review tasks across a network, and big data analytics that integrate comparative effectiveness and patient outcomes analysis into daily routine and decision support. ProKnow is deployed through Elekta Axis. Axis is the new services cloud environment that has been built and automated in Microsoft Azure. Axis allows ProKnow to be used securely on any device anywhere for clinicians.

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