Accuray to Showcase CyberKnife Treatment Planning Capabilities at Preeminent Radiation Oncology Conference
Conference Presentation Highlights Monte Carlo Dose Calculation Benefits in Precision Radiation Delivery for Lung Cancer
SUNNYVALE, Calif., August 31, 2009 - Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that the company will showcase the treatment planning capabilities of the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System at the 10th Biennial European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) Conference on Physics and Radiation Technology for Clinical Radiotherapy in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
The latest generation of the MultiPlan® Treatment Planning System provides the most comprehensive set of tools available for high-precision radiosurgery treatment planning. The CyberKnife System's planning capabilities also include Monte Carlo Dose Calculation, which produces results in minutes compared to what commonly requires hours or days with other systems.
"We strongly believe that these new capabilities will transform the treatment planning practice, specifically for the treatment of lung tumors," said Frederic Sottilini, Senior Director, Marketing, Accuray EMEA.
Clinical findings will be presented during the conference, including the results of a study presented by Erasmus MC-Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center that demonstrates the benefits of the dose calculations performed using the CyberKnife System's Monte Carlo Dose Calculation in the treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Additionally a Lunch Symposium will be held on Monday, August 31 at 1:00 p.m. CET in room 04/05, where conference attendees can learn more about the versatility and precision of the CyberKnife System's treatment planning and delivery technologies.
"Medical physicists from renowned academic centers will contribute to the scientific quality of this symposium, which should gather physicists from all over Europe who are interested in learning more about the highly-sophisticated treatment planning techniques that are available," said Sottilini.
About the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System
The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is the world's only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body non-invasively. Using continual image guidance technology and computer controlled robotic mobility, the CyberKnife System automatically tracks, detects and corrects for tumor and patient movement in real-time throughout the treatment. This enables the CyberKnife System to deliver high-dose radiation with pinpoint precision, which minimizes damage to surrounding healthy tissue and eliminates the need for invasive head or body stabilization frames.
Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is a global leader in the field of radiosurgery dedicated to providing an improved quality of life and a non-surgical treatment option for those diagnosed with cancer. Accuray develops and markets the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, which extends the benefits of radiosurgery to include extracranial tumors, including those in the spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas. To date, the CyberKnife System has been used to treat more than 70,000 patients worldwide and currently 176 systems have been installed in leading hospitals in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.accuray.com.
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