Elekta to Showcase Broad Portfolio of Cancer Management Solutions at 2013 Arab Health Congress and Exhibition

Elekta to Showcase Broad Portfolio of Cancer Management Solutions at 2013 Arab
                        Health Congress and Exhibition

PR Newswire

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 24, 2013

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --At the 38^th
edition of the Arab Health Congress and Exhibition, 28-31 January, at the
Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Elekta (booth #S2E30) will
highlight its comprehensive range of advanced cancer care solutions, including
Elekta Compact™, Elekta Synergy® and Elekta Infinity™ for conventional
radiation therapy, and Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ for stereotactic
neurosurgery. In addition, Elekta will showcase its new Agility™ 160-leaf
multi-leaf collimator and sophisticated brachytherapy solutions, which are
used by 75 percent of brachytherapy clinics in the Middle East region. 

Elekta has shipped Agility to sites in more than 20 countries – including
Saudi Arabia – with clinics in Iraq and Turkey scheduled to receive shipment
in 2013. Clinicians at these sites are reporting remarkable gains in
beam-shaping ability, precision and delivery speed. Shorter treatment times
have resulted in increased patient comfort and convenience as well as an
improved ability for caregivers to treat more patients daily.

"According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is a leading cause
of death worldwide, and the fourth-ranked cause of death in the Middle East
region. The largest increase in cancer incidence in the WHO regions in the
next 15 years is likely to be in the wider Middle East region," says Nabil
Elias Romanos, Elekta's Vice President, Eastern Europe and Middle East. "To
meet this need, we have collaborated with leading hospitals and research
institutions to develop a solution that can increase patient throughput while
delivering exceptional precision. Agility is designed to meet these needs."

"Breaking new ground, Elekta has actively supported Iraq clinics' and Ministry
of Health efforts to increase accessibility to advanced cancer management
technology, as the country rebuilds its healthcare infrastructure after nearly
threedecades of wars, embargoes and unrest," Romanos adds. "We particularly
are pleased that the prestigious Medical City in Baghdad chose Elekta as its
main partner in providing cancer care to the Iraqi people, and for their
hosting of a conference in Baghdad on Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion. This
symposium preceded the Iraq-Sweden governmental investment conference, at
which Elekta was selected to present as the health care success story in
Iraq."

Another example is the groundbreaking new cancer facility in the Maymuna
district of western Maysan province that will be a center of attraction in
southern Iraq and the country as a whole. To equip this clinic, Elekta will
provide two Elekta Synergy Platform systems, MOSAIQ® Oncology Information
System and treatment planning technology, which will become clinical in the
spring of 2013.

At the Radiation Oncology Center in Suleimaniyah, Kurdistan, Elekta – the only
radiotherapy provider in this part of Iraq – installed the clinic's second
Elekta Synergy system. The added capacity will help ease the demand for cancer
care services in a region of more than 4.5 million inhabitants that draws
patients from other parts of Iraq, and where a six-month wait for treatment
was common.

Elekta also has committed to helping the country's cancer care infrastructure
by providing brachytherapy technology, as well as education and training
services.

*Agility™ and Elekta Compact™ are not available for sale or distribution in
all regions. Please contact your local Elekta representative or authorized
distributor for further details.

For further information, please contact:
Johan Andersson Melbi, Director, Investor Relations, Elekta AB
Tel: +46 702 100 451, email: johan.anderssonmelbi@elekta.com
Time zone: CET: Central European Time

Michelle Joiner, Director, Global Public Relations and Brand Management,
Elekta
Tel: +1 770-670-2447, email: michelle.joiner@elekta.com
Time zone: ET: Eastern Time

About Elekta
Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical
solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops
sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for
radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow
enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. Stretching the
boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and
resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both healthcare
providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient
lives.

Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000
hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,400 employees globally. The
corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is
listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb. Website: www.elekta.com.







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