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Next Generation CyberKnife Increases Patient Throughput at Philadelphia CyberKnife
Date:5/22/2009

hnologies to achieve a considerable reduction in treatment times, enabling hospitals and centers to treat more patients. Currently Philadelphia CyberKnife is treating the full range of applications including brain, spine, lung, liver, prostate and pancreas, with approximately 70 percent of treatments for extracranial indications and the other 30 percent intracranial.

The CyberKnife System enables clinicians to treat of a whole new group of patients including those with inoperable or surgically complex tumors or patients who were deemed medically inoperable. Treating this new population that couldn't traditionally be treated with radiation therapy alone provides hospitals a new revenue stream.

"With the addition of a CyberKnife System, hospitals and centers are able to treat patients that they would have once needed to turn away or relegate to a less optimal form of treatment," said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., President and CEO of Accuray Incorporated. "This new pool of patients, coupled with faster patient throughput using the next generation system, only enhances the business case for CyberKnife radiosurgery."

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.

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