Elekta Unity MR-linac is an innovative radiation therapy system, which integrates high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with precision radiation dosing. The main challenge was to merge two complex technologies – an MRI scanner and a linear accelerator – in one system. Key to this was considering the system as a room, not a machine. The cutting-edge visual design fosters a comforting, reassuring atmosphere.
Statement by the Jury
Elekta Unity MR-linac convinces with an open, cohesive architecture, which successfully hides the complex technology of the device.
Elekta Limited, Crawley, United Kingdom
DCA Design International, Malcolm Boyd
Tim Sharpe, Warwick, United Kingdom