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Accuray Symposium Puts Spotlight on Quality Assurance in Radiation Oncology at Joint AAPM/COMP Meeting
Date:7/31/2011

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In addition to the symposium, several studies from leading hospitals and academic centers will showcase both the CyberKnife System and the TomoTherapy System. Highlights from the more than 60 CyberKnife System and TomoTherapy-related topics from the conference include:

  • "Experience with Helical TomoTherapy Commissioning and Quality Assurance of Twin Peaks Linac vs. Earlier models"—Conducted at the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in Pomona, Calif., this study evaluated the new Twin Peak linear accelerator in the TomoTherapy System. Researchers found beam performance to be consistent with that of a treatment unit employing an earlier model of linear accelerator. Additionally, this study found that throughout nine months of clinical use no changes in beam characteristics were observed. The study concludes that the new linear accelerator represents an improvement in technology in terms of beam stability and in the lifetime of this system component.
  • "CyberKnife Treatment of Endometrial Cervical Cancer"—Conducted at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pa., this research investigated the potential use of the CyberKnife System for the treatment of cervical cancer as an alternative to brachytherapy, an invasive and often painful treatment option. As the authors state, this study demonstrated that CyberKnife treatment can be a viable alternative to endometrial brachytherapy treatments, which may greatly improve the patient care.
  • "CyberKnife Treatment for Early Stage Oral Tongue Cancer – Feasibility Study"—Conducted at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pa., this study evaluated use of the CyberKnife Syste
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