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Independent Survey Names CyberKnife(R) System Most Widely Used Extracranial Radiosurgery Technology
Date:3/6/2008

are discovering that they can address a wider variety of patients -- particularly those who want an alternative to surgery or have been diagnosed with inoperable tumors -- by offering radiosurgery treatments," said Eric P. Lindquist, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Accuray. "As a result, the market for extracranial radiosurgery is growing universally. This year's survey once again offers clear evidence that, unlike BrainLAB's Novalis, Elekta's Synergy, TomoTherapy's HiArt and Varian's Trilogy, the CyberKnife System, as a dedicated radiosurgery system, is the only device that is truly making a significant contribution to that growth."

Survey Methodology

Dominic & Irvine Research, an independent market research firm, surveyed 1,460 radiation oncology sites in the United States by telephone between June and December of 2007 to determine the nature of their radiation oncology program, the systems that were utilized at the site (linear accelerator, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, etc.), and the pattern of equipment usage for both intracranial and extracranial treatments. All-purpose units, as referenced above, include Varian Medical Systems' Trilogy(TM), Elekta's Synergy(R), BrainLAB's Novalis(R) and TomoTherapy's Hi-Art(R). Interviews were conducted with the head or director of radiation oncology as well as radiation oncologists and physicists at some sites.

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 prec
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