Elekta and DCA Design International are the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019, one of the world’s largest design competitions.
Elekta Unity is the only high-field magnetic resonance radiation therapy system that enables clinicians to see what they treat while the treatment is taking place.
“We are honored to have received this prestigious design award, which further illustrates our commitment to designing patient-centric technologies that allow clinicians to deliver the best quality cancer care worldwide,” said Richard Hausmann, President and CEO, Elekta. “From the outset of its development, Elekta and DCA envisioned Unity not only as a transformative technology but also as a system designed to address the needs of patients and physicians.”
About Elekta Unity
Elekta Unity combines a high-field 1.5T Philips MRI scanner with a linear accelerator and real-time dose replanning software that are fully integrated to enable online adaptive radiotherapy and real-time target monitoring. It provides the ability to reshape the dose based on daily changes in shape, size and position of the tumor and surrounding healthy anatomy and then enables accurate dose delivery with real-time visualization of the tumor.
The award will be presented to Elekta and DCA Design in a ceremony on July 8 in Essen, Germany.
Photo of Richard Hausmann: Elekta