The state-of-the-art radiotherapy system under development uses FRP composite covers supplied by Broadwater Mouldings
Suffolk-based FRP composites manufacturer, Broadwater Mouldings, is supplying parts for a new state-of-the-art radiotherapy system designed to improve targeting of tumour tissue.
Working with Elekta, a global human care company, Broadwater’s products are being used on the world’s first high-field high energy Magnetic resonance Image guided linear accelerator (MR-linac) platform.
The MR-linac is designed to improve targeting of tumour tissue while reducing exposure of normal tissue to radiation beams. It will allow physicians to precisely locate a tumour, as well as lock onto it during delivery, even when tumour tissue is moving during treatment or changes shape, location or size between treatment sessions.
“Elekta have an unparalleled market reputation for research and innovation, and are held in the highest esteem within the clinical solutions field,” explained Carl Reddington, Project Engineering Manager for Broadwater Mouldings.
“In early 2014 Broadwater produced safety covers for the machine testing of the MR-Linac. Since then, we have been involved in the design and development of covers, which can be supplied directly to a hospital or clinic. Broadwater has helped Elekta design a covers set which can be manufactured cost effectively, providing a variety of semi-gloss and high gloss components.”
Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide with its corporate headquarters located in Stockholm, Sweden.