Elekta is making its ProKnow software available to clinicians for free during the COVID-19 pandemic.ProKnow is used to collect and analyze data to support ongoing improvement of anatomy contouring and treatment plans. By making it freely available to all clinicians, Elekta hopes that this will remove the roadblocks caused by lockdown or isolation regulations in different countries. As a cloud-based solution, clinicians could use ProKnow from home for highly skilled procedures such as tumor contouring.
Elekta CEO, Richard Hausmann, (pictured above) says: “It is very disheartening to hear about patients who are unable to receive the radiation therapy they need due to restrictions caused by the coronavirus. To support clinicians and their patients and avoid further delays, Elekta will provide free access to ProKnow.”
ProKnow is designed to improve quality in radiation therapy worldwide. It offers unique capabilities for data management, distribution of contouring and plan review tasks across a network, and big data analytics that integrate comparative effectiveness and patient outcomes analysis into daily routine and decision support. ProKnow is deployed quickly and easily through Elekta Axis. Axis is the new fully managed services cloud environment, that has been built and automated in Microsoft Azure. Axis allows ProKnow to be used securely on any device anywhere for clinicians.
ProKnow received both US FDA 510(k) premarket clearance and CE mark earlier this year, 2020.
*Commercial availability of ProKnow currently limited to countries that accept user documentation in English.Back To Top
Elekta offers free ProKnow software during COVID-19. Appl Rad Oncol.