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Neurosurgery Journal Issues Supplement Dedicated to CyberKnife Radiosurgery Experience
Date:1/30/2009

CyberKnife allowed them to treat more than 30 percent of patients that could not have been treated with single-session radiosurgery because the tumors were too large or too close to sensitive structures.

"The CyberKnife System has altered the way we think about what can be treated with radiosurgery. We would not have treated many of these patients using the previous single-session, frame-based procedure because of the high risk of complications," said Federico Colombo, M.D., Director of the CyberKnife Center of Vicenza. "But by delivering treatment in two to five sessions, we were able to treat large lesions near sensitive structures, obtain excellent tumor control, and keep neurological complications to a minimum. In fact, in some of our patients, we were actually able to improve visual function, which we rarely see after single-session radiosurgery."

About the CyberKnife(R) 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.

About Accuray

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 Radi
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