Navigation Links
Accuray's Treatment Planning Service Active at 20 Percent of U.S. CyberKnife Centers
Date:10/27/2009

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that 20 percent of the company's U.S. installed base has signed on to utilize Accuray's Treatment Planning Service. This demonstrates a significant increase over the 10 percent of U.S. sites that had signed on as of February 2009.

Accuray's Treatment Planning Service is designed to help customers maximize utilization of their CyberKnife System. The service connects each center's physicist team to a group of remote medical physicists who specialize in CyberKnife radiosurgery treatment planning.

The Treatment Planning Service can serve as a supplement for centers that require additional support to meet growing patient volumes or fluctuations in staffing without adjusting their fixed costs. It also can help new customers gain confidence, share knowledge, and begin delivering more complex CyberKnife treatments faster by providing a pathway for collaboration with specialized medical physicists.

At CyberKnife of Birmingham, Accuray's Treatment Planning Service provided added capacity and support to the startup goals of this new site, which went live in May 2009. CyberKnife of Birmingham has been able to take on a broad spectrum of cases from their referring physician base while providing world class care to the Birmingham community.

"The Accuray Treatment Planning Service has been very helpful in providing us with remote tools and supplemental planning support in managing our patient volume," said Elizabeth Fourie, administrator for CyberKnife of Birmingham, in Birmingham, Alabama.

"Treatment planning by medical physicists is a core component in the workflow of CyberKnife radiosurgery treatment delivery," said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Accuray Incorporated. "Because Accuray's Treatment Planning Service helps CyberKnife centers control costs and run their business more efficiently, it's catching on really quickly amongst our customer base."

Accuray recently entered into a multi-site agreement with Alliance Oncology, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alliance HealthCare Services (NYSE: AIQ), to facilitate access to Accuray's Treatment Planning Service at five of their CyberKnife Centers and leverage the remote toolset offered by the Service.

While the Treatment Planning Service is currently focused on U.S. CyberKnife Centers, the company will begin reaching out to international customers in 2010. To that end, Accuray has formalized the first international agreement with CyberClinic in Kiev, Ukraine.

"We are committed to delivering the highest standard of quality and care to the patients we serve. For this reason, we have partnered with Accuray's Treatment Planning Service to help us accomplish that goal," said Yuri Spizhenko, M.D., Ph.D., president of CyberClinic.

To schedule a demonstration of Accuray's Treatment Planning Service at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, please visit www.accuraychicago.com.

About the CyberKnife(®) 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 70,000 patients worldwide and currently more than 176 systems have been installed in leading hospitals in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.accuray.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

The foregoing may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including uncertainties associated with the medical device industry. Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including statements relating to benefits and use of services, qualifications of personnel, commercialization of products, clinical studies, and regulatory review and approval are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statements are made and are based on information available at the time those statements are made and/or management's good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events. You should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual performance and results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements we make include: market acceptance of products; competing products, the combination of our products with complementary technology; and other risks detailed from time to time under the heading "Risk Factors" in our report on Form 10-K for our 2009 fiscal year and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company's actual results of operations may differ significantly from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements as a result of these and other factors. We assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual performance or results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws.

Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link.

Euan Thomson, Ph.D.

https://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=81869

Omar Dawood, M.D., MPH

https://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=85068

SOURCE Accuray Incorporated


'/>"/>
SOURCE Accuray Incorporated
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Reclast(R) Receives US FDA Approval as First and Only Once-Yearly Treatment for Women With Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
2. ADVENTRX Announces Fast Track Designation Granted By the FDA For CoFactor For the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
3. The Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) and Proteolix Initiate Phase 2 Clinical Trial Investigating Carfilzomib for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
4. Millennium Initiates Clinical Trial to EVOLVE the Treatment of Patients with Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma
5. Sixty-One Percent of Newly Diagnosed Parkinsons Disease Patients Do Not Receive Any Drug Treatment in the First Year of Diagnosis
6. Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Announce Receipt of an FDA Action Letter for Bifeprunox, an Investigational Treatment for Schizophrenia
7. TaiGen Biotechnology Successfully Completes Patient Recruitment for Phase II Trial of Nemonoxacin for Treatment of Adult Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)
8. Wyeths Torisel and Roche/Genentechs Avastin Will Challenge Pfizers Sutent to Become the Clinical Gold Standard for Treatment of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma
9. TorreyPines Therapeutics Completes Patient Enrollment in Phase IIb Clinical Trial of Tezampanel for the Treatment of Acute Migraine Headache
10. Many Heart Attack Patients Dont Get Best Emergency Treatment
11. New Study Proves That Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Treatment Yields Successful Long-Term Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/2/2017)... Labs announces the European launch of their new low volume, high ... in Cambridge, U.K on October 4th. The ... with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using far less sample volume ... ... ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... and NEW YORK , Sept. 27, 2017 ... mobile health and big data solutions, today announced that its MyDario product ... check your local TV listings for when The Dr. Oz Show airs ... The ... this month. ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN Medical ... device is now successfully helping those with the widespread ... Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in Essex, England ... and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep at all, ... painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... that offers insurance and financial preparation services, is providing an update on a ... organization. , Rock City Rescue is a locally recognized nonprofit that provides shelter ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The ... to promote standards of excellence for the field of eating disorders, announces the ... – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab ... services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill ... Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out ... free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting ... children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains ... possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to ... dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):