Elekta, which is already into providing radiosurgery in South Korea with an installed base of 16 Leksell Gamma Knife units, expects to build a position in radiosurgery and thereby making cancer care available for more people in the country.

Elekta Asia Pacific Region executive vice president Ian Alexander said that the new office provides a needed channel through which their South Korean customers can satisfy their requirements for cancer care solutions.

“These positions will be key in providing service and support to existing customers as well as reinforce the growth Elekta is experiencing in Korea,” Alexander said.

Apart from South Korea Elekta also holds Asia Pacific offices in Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing and Australia.

Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences superintendent Charn Park said that they were pleased to have Korea’s first Elekta Infinity, a fully digital linear accelerator that can deliver accurate, image guided radiation therapy and Elekta VMAT treatments.

“The system is expected to enable the center to serve our patients and improve the standard of both treatment accuracy and quality of life after treatment through better control and sparing of healthy tissue,” Park said.