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Oklahoma CyberKnife Center Cuts Treatment Time in Half With Next Generation CyberKnife Technology
Date:9/22/2008

Advancements in Treatment Planning and Delivery Enable CyberKnife Centers

to Fulfill Increasing Demand for Radiosurgery

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that Oklahoma CyberKnife LLC, which is operated in partnership with US Radiosurgery, has dramatically reduced treatment planning and delivery times over the last two months with installation of the next generation CyberKnife(R) Robotic Radiosurgery System. Overall treatment times have decreased an average of 50 percent compared to those treatments done at other US Radiosurgery facilities around the country, which have earlier models of the CyberKnife System.

In their first 8 weeks of treatment Oklahoma CyberKnife completed more than 50 total treatments, including patients with cancer of the prostate, lung, brain, spine and kidney. An example of the dramatic decrease in treatment time is the Center's recent prostate cancer treatment, which was completed in less than 40 minutes. Other US Radiosurgery facilities, which include Boulder, Colo., Philadelphia and Salt Lake City, are treating prostate cancer in approximately 75 minutes using the earlier model CyberKnife System.

"The next generation CyberKnife System incorporates a number of new features that enhance treatment planning and result in faster treatment times," said Diane Heaton, M.D., medical director at Oklahoma CyberKnife, which was the first facility in the world to install the upgraded technology. "With these advanced tools, I believe we will progress to the point of doing 10-15 CyberKnife treatments a day."

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