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Turkish Ministry of Health Purchases Two CyberKnife(R) Systems
Date:6/19/2009

Expands Patient Access to the Benefits of Whole Body Radiosurgery

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that the Turkish Ministry of Health has purchased two CyberKnife(R) Robotic Radiosurgery Systems for installation in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey.

Turkey's first CyberKnife System was installed at Anadolu Medical Center in January 2005. A second system was installed in Turkey at Hacettepe University Hospital in May 2007. In addition to the two recent purchases by the Ministry of Health, a fifth System for installation within Turkey was recently purchased by Istanbul University, Oncology Institute, a leading academic institution in Capa district, Istanbul. The sales of these Systems were coordinated by local distributor Radontek Ltd.

"The Turkish Ministry of Health's purchase of two CyberKnife Systems is further validation of the System's worldwide clinical acceptance, particularly amongst government institutions," said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Accuray Incorporated. "Full body radiosurgery with the CyberKnife System has truly established itself as a viable treatment alternative for cancer patients around the world."

The CyberKnife Systems for Ankara and Instanbul were purchased by the Turkish Ministry of Health for Dr. Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Ankara Onkoloji Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi (Ankara) and Dr. Lutfu Kirdar Kartal Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi (Istanbul).

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.

About Accuray

Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is a global leader in the field of radiosurgery dedicated to providing an improved quality of life and a non-surgical treatment option for those diagnosed with cancer. Accuray develops and markets the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, which extends the benefits of radiosurgery to include extracranial tumors, including those in the spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas. To date, the CyberKnife System has been used to treat more than 60,000 patients worldwide and currently more than 164 systems have been installed in leading hospitals in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.accuray.com.

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