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Accuray Announces Four New Products at Nation's Leading Radiation Oncology Meeting
Date:10/29/2007

beams from each treatment position (as opposed to delivering with one collimator size from many positions, then switching to a new size to deliver from many positions, then switching to the next size and so on). This makes multiple collimator sized treatments much faster, allowing clinicians to safely deliver such a treatment in as little as half the time. The Iris Collimator enables clinicians to create and deliver practical multi-collimator treatments that have greater accuracy, more uniformity and better avoidance of nearby critical structures and healthy tissue than single collimator treatments.

800 MU/min LINAC

Currently the CyberKnife System features a compact linear accelerator capable of delivering 600 monitor units per minute. A monitor unit (MU) is the measure of machine output for a linear accelerator (LINAC) in radiation therapy and radiation dose rate typically is measured in MU/minute.

Accuray is announcing the introduction of an 800 MU/min LINAC, which is capable of delivering higher dose rates of radiation to a tumor, thereby reducing treatment times. This advanced new 800 MU/min linear accelerator system will not only be incorporated into the current CyberKnife offering, it will also serve as the platform for future technologies.

Sequential Optimization Planning Tool

The Sequential Optimization feature is an optimization capability that will now be available as a software option for the MultiPlan(R) Treatment Planning System. The technology allows users to optimize their treatment objectives based on each unique clinical situation using prioritized clinical objectives, instead of the traditional trial and error setting of various constraints to narrow in on an optimized treatment. This enables users to establish their own clinical objectives to achieve high quality, more intuitive treatment planning in a shorter amount of time.

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