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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Treats 2,000th Patient with the CyberKnife System
Date:8/16/2011

re committed to providing effective treatment options with fewer side effects that enhance patient's quality of life. Our success with the CyberKnife System demonstrates that this technology is an integral part of delivering on that promise."

The CyberKnife System's unique ability to not only track tumor movement, but to also automatically correct for motion throughout treatment enables clinicians to offer radiosurgery and SBRT to patients for tumors throughout the body. In addition, the robotic mobility of the system eliminates the need for treatment interruption while ensuring the high doses of radiation are accurately delivered to the tumor throughout treatment. This level of accuracy and precision provides options for fields such as lung, liver and prostate SBRT which present the challenge of sparing critical tissues and managing a wide range of target movement throughout treatment.  

"We congratulate Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on treating its 2,000th patient," said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Accuray Incorporated. "This important milestone speaks to growing adoption and usage rates for the CyberKnife System at leading medical centers around the world. We look forward to continuing to support hospitals like the BIDMC that clearly recognize the benefits that the CyberKnife System delivers not only in terms of patient care, but also in terms of overall growth for their organizations."

About the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and ranks third in National Institutes of Health funding among independent hospitals nationwide. BIDMC is a clinical partner of the Joslin Diabetes Center and a research partner of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit www
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