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Sweden to Receive Scandinavia's First TomoTherapy System : Lund University Hospital to Offer Swedish Cancer Patients the Most Advanced Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Treatments
Date:7/31/2008

TomoTherapy Incorporated (NASDAQ: TOMO) announced today that it has extended its reach in Europe with the first TomoTherapy HiArt treatment system set to be installed in Scandinavia, at Lund University Hospital in Sweden.

MADISON, Wis. (Business Wire EON) July 31, 2008 -- Jef Van Dam, general manager of TomoTherapyEMEA, said, "TomoTherapy is extremely pleased to partner with Lund University Hospital. This marks our entry into the Swedish market with a prestigious institution that pioneered the use of many technological advances in Scandinavia andEurope. We look forward to delivering the advanced HiArt system to continue that tradition."

Lund University Hospital conducted an extensive investigation of all commercially available intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) systems, including arc-based options on conventional platforms, before making the decision to purchase the TomoTherapy HiArt system.

Charlott Wictor, strategic purchaser of medical equipment for the Skane region in Sweden, championed TomoTherapy and helped the purchase become reality: "This was a great team effort working with the Lund medical and physics experts to bring this advanced technology to our Swedish patients. TomoTherapy was clearly the best choice from both a high technology and economic standpoint."

Jacob Engellau, M.D., Ph.D., head of radiation oncology at Lund University Hospital, believes TomoTherapy will have a great impact on patient treatments. "As a large center treating 2500 new patients yearly, we are dependent on high up-time and clinical reliability. The established and clinically well-implemented TomoTherapy HiArt was the only system that could meet the demands of our clinic."

Tommy Kns, Ph.D., associate professor and head of radiation physics at Lund University Hospital, was also an important decision maker in the proce
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