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Accuray Introduces the CyberKnife(R) VSI(TM) System
Date:11/1/2009

obotic IMRT(TM) approach, the CyberKnife VSI System provides the clinician the flexibility to choose the best course of care based on individual patient needs. The CyberKnife VSI System supports this full spectrum of fractionation schemes by enabling simple and convenient treatments that can be completed in routine clinical practice. Treatment times are expected to be comparable to IMRT delivered using a conventional linear accelerator.

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Managing target motion presents one of the most significant challenges in radiation treatment delivery. Unlike other radiation delivery systems, the CyberKnife System offers motion management capabilities that adapt treatment delivery for target motion in real-time using continual image guidance and robotic mobility.

For the treatment of lung tumors, the CyberKnife VSI System can intelligently track respiratory motion in real-time and automatically adapt to changes in the patient's breathing pattern. For prostate cancer, the CyberKnife VSI System can address the unique challenges of random and excessive target motion by using intelligent and adaptive image guidance. These capabilities ultimately result in minimized dose to surrounding healthy tissue and critical structures, minimizing treatment complications and side effects.

"Our continued goal is to provide clinicians with an adaptive and superior treatment delivery system," said Eric Lindquist, SVP and chief marketing officer at Accuray. "CyberKnife VSI offers clinicians the flexibility to choose the treatment regimen they feel is best suited for their patients and further enhances the business case by expanding the number of patients it can treat."

"There is a tremendous need for the capabilities built into the new CyberKnife VSI," said Dwight Heron, M.D., chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at UPMC Shadyside. "Depending on each individual patient's case, we will now be able to b
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