Elekta and DCA Design International are the winners of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD in the healthcare category.
The iF International Forum Design GmbH, based in Hannover, Germany, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD. A 63-member jury made up of independent experts from around the world selected Elekta’s MR-linac from more than 6 400 entries from 54 countries.
“We are extremely proud to have received this recognition of our success. Our MR-linac system is truly groundbreaking because it overcomes the technical barriers that have hindered the integration of radiation therapy with real-time high-field imaging,” says Elekta CEO, Richard Hausmann. “It is the first system that provides the ability to ‘see what you treat’ with diagnostic image quality during treatment and respond based on what is being seen, offering the potential to personalize therapy for each patient. Even as we concentrated on addressing the technical challenges of integrating these technologies, we maintained our focus on how patients and physicians would experience the MR-linac system, which is at the core of how Elekta designs its products and services.”
MR-linac is the only radiation therapy delivery system that integrates precision radiation dosing with high-field, 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging – the industry standard in diagnostics. In 2012, Elekta engaged DCA Design International as the company’s design partner for its MR-linac system. DCA worked with Elekta to create a future vision for the industrial design and usability of Elekta’s MR-linac system.
Elekta’s MR-linac is a work in progress and not available for sale or distribution.