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Accuray Announces Rapid Clinical Adoption of TomoDirect™ Treatment Delivery Mode
Date:10/26/2011

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), the premier radiation oncology company, announced today significant momentum in global adoption of its TomoDirect treatment modality. More than 100 systems are now in use at leading cancer centers throughout the world, offering patients the option of treatment with image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) for routine radiation therapy indications.

First delivered to the market in 2010, TomoDirect is a standard feature on the TomoHD™ Treatment System. It is optimized for delivering radiation at fixed angles, making it highly efficient for whole breast radiotherapy and other cases where select beam angles are most appropriate. Global adoption continues, with over 75 percent of system orders in the past six months including TomoDirect.

The Institute for Image-Guided RadioTherapy (IIGRT) in Westchester, Rye, New York is one of the first centers in the world to offer TomoDirect treatments. IIGRT performs both whole breast and accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) with TomoDirect.

"IIGRT has been using the TomoTherapy System since 2007 and we have significantly increased our treatment capacity with the addition of TomoDirect last year, because we can now offer TomoTherapy to an expanded patient population," said Dr. Daniel Fass, director of IIGRT. "TomoDirect offers a highly accurate and convenient method for delivering APBI. This allows us to offer many breast cancer patients a shorter course of high quality radiation therapy tr
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