Agility is next-generation, external beam radiation technology
built by Elekta, a company with a long history of pioneering
significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating
cancer and brain disorders.
External beam radiation therapy is delivered by a machine called
a linear accelerator ("linac"). As they exit the machine, high
energy x-rays are shaped to conform to the targeted tumor. This
shaping is achieved by a multi-leaf collimator (MLC) incorporated
into the head of the machine. The MLC controls the shape of the
beam through the movement of many tungsten leaves to block
various portions of the beam.
Agility allows sophisticated customization of the radiation beam
that is directed from the linear accelerator to the treatment
target. The more we can conform the shape of the beam to the
tumor, the more accurate the treatment. More accurate treatment
means less potential damage to surrounding tissues and lower risk
of side effects. This new and innovative technology supports our
delivery of complex radiation therapy with extreme accuracy and
without compromising patient dose.
- Agility's enhanced targeting capabilities support advanced
techniques such as SRS, SRT, and VMAT
- Agility allows improved treatment precision for better
outcomes with reduced risk of side effects
- Agility's increased delivery speeds help keep the time
patients spend in treatment to a minimum
With Agility, we are able to achieve higher quality treatment
plans across the broadest spectrum of therapies. This provides us
greater flexibility in our clinical approach to patient
Agility supports our continued commitment to offer patients the
most advanced and safest treatment possible.