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Vicenza Hospital Becomes First European Facility to Purchase Its Second CyberKnife System
Date:11/25/2008

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that Vicenza Hospital, Ospedale Civile San Bortolo in Italy has become the first European hospital to purchase a second CyberKnife(R) Robotic Radiosurgery System.

"As the clinical benefits of CyberKnife radiosurgery have evolved beyond brain and spine tumors into extracranial applications, such as lung and prostate, we have seen the number of radiosurgery cases increase significantly over the past few years. With the purchase of a second CyberKnife System, we will be able to meet this high demand for precise, accurate radiosurgical treatment throughout the body while still maintaining short waiting times for our patients with intracranial and spine tumors, and AVMs," said Professor Federico Colombo, Director of the Neurosurgical Department at Vicenza Hospital. "The CyberKnife's ability to deliver accurate radiosurgical treatments quickly and easily anywhere in the body was a decisive factor in choosing our second system."

In 2003, Vicenza Hospital was the first facility in Europe to install a CyberKnife System, which has been used primarily to treat arteriovenous malformations (AVM) and benign tumors in the brain such as neuromas and meningiomas. To date, the hospital, which is located in the Venetian region of Italy, has treated almost 1,800 patients with the CyberKnife System.

"As CyberKnife radiosurgery has evolved to address tumors anywhere in the body, demand for the treatment often becomes more than a single CyberKnife System can accommodate," said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Accuray. "Vicenza Hospital's expansion echoes a trend we have been witnessing in the United States, in which facilities require multiple CyberKnife Systems to manage growing patient demand and expanded treatment offerings, including tumors in the lungs, prostate, pancreas, kidney or liver."

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 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 50,000 patients worldwide and currently more than 145 systems have been installed in leading hospitals in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.accuray.com.

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