New Service Helps Customers to Treat More Patients
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that the company will begin offering a treatment planning service to new and existing CyberKnife(R) customers. This new service will allow these centers to access a dedicated team of remote scientists specializing in CyberKnife radiosurgery treatment planning, thereby giving each center the flexibility and capacity to treat more patients without altering their staffing.
"Accuray's treatment planning service will help our customers control costs and increase their patient throughput, while also helping Accuray to enhance its recurring revenue," said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Accuray Incorporated. "Our data indicate that our users will treat more than 20,000 patients during the 2008 calendar year. At current reimbursement levels, that translates into a potential market opportunity of more than $50 million. As more CyberKnife Systems are installed and treatment numbers increase, the market will continue to expand."
Georgetown's CyberKnife Center, one of the top five busiest CyberKnife Centers in the world, has already signed on for Accuray's new treatment planning service. Treatment planning services are approved for reimbursement through Medicare and other private carriers.
"We're looking forward to utilizing Accuray's treatment planning
service to enhance our operational effectiveness and address the global
shortage of medical physicists paired with the growing demand for
CyberKnife radiosurgery," said Linda F. Winger, vice president of
professional services and research administration
|SOURCE Accuray Incorporated|
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