Press Release
Stockholm, Sweden, October 20, 2008

Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway installs the latest technology for treatment of brain disorders.

Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ is the latest and most advanced solution on the market for non-invasive treatment of brain disorders. This new generation Leksell Gamma Knife is fully automated and has the ability to treat patients with multiple brain metastases in much shorter times compared to other technologies.

Gamma Knife® surgery is used to manage numerous neurosurgical conditions, including brain tumors such as metastatic cancer, as well as vascular malformations and certain functional disorders. This unmatched method provides pinpoint accuracy, is highly efficient and produces outstanding results. Patients benefit from fast, painless treatment, often conducted in an outpatient surgical setting without the need for general anesthesia or even convalescence. To date, over 500,000 patients world wide have undergone Gamma Knife surgery.

"Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion technology represents a major advance in brain radiosurgery," says Olof Sandén, Executive Vice President, Elekta Europe, Africa & Latin America. “It also offers enormous opportunities to treat lesions all over the brain in a single treatment, while also ensuring excellent patient comfort” he says. “We are pleased to see the considerable interest in the new system, among both old and new users. Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion was introduced two years ago and today we have already installed around 30 systems around the world”, Olof Sandén says.

About Us

Elekta is proud to be the leading innovator of equipment and software used to improve, prolong and save the lives of people with cancer and brain disorders. Our advanced, effective solutions are created in collaboration with customers, and more than 6,000 hospitals worldwide rely on Elekta technology. Our treatment solutions and oncology informatics portfolios are designed to enhance the delivery of radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, and to drive cost efficiency in clinical workflows. Elekta employs 3,700 people around the world. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Elekta is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. www.elekta.com


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