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First CyberKnife in Saudi Arabia to be Installed at Prestigious King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
Date:10/8/2008

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that the first CyberKnife(R) Robotic Radiosurgery System in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be installed at the prestigious King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh. It is the first CyberKnife System to be installed in the Middle East region.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital, the leading medical institution in Saudi Arabia, has the largest cancer treatment facility in the Gulf region and was established to become the premier international center for cancer research in prevention and treatment.

Accuray's CyberKnife System is the first and only robotic radiosurgery system to enable non-invasive treatment of tumors anywhere in the body with sub-millimeter precision. The CyberKnife System tracks and detects -- in real-time -- movement of the patient and tumor during treatment and can automatically adjust the position of the radiation beam to minimize damage to healthy surrounding tissue.

"Because of its accuracy and non-invasive nature, the CyberKnife System can offer an alternative to patients who may not be able to tolerate other cancer treatments or who have medically inoperable tumors," said Mohammad Al Shabanah, M.D., head of Radiation Oncology at King Faisal Specialist Hospital. "CyberKnife radiosurgery delivers precise beams of radiation from many angles outside the body without requiring the use of a metal head frame used in previous treatments, which will eliminate the pain and inconvenience for patients."

"With a full range of cancer treatments, King Faisal Specialist Hospital is delivering on its promise to offer comprehensive, state-o
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