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CyberKnife® VSI™ System Expands Treatment Applications and Significantly Reduces Treatment Times
Date:10/29/2010

areas, or patients requiring partial breast irradiation.  Other examples of where they have found expanded fractionation capabilities useful have been in the treatment of spine, hip and head and neck lesions.

Creekside clinicians report that one of the greatest advantages of the CyberKnife VSI System is the user's ability to adapt to a wider variety of planning objectives based on the clinical situation and then seamlessly deliver a treatment.  They note that treatment delivery features, such as time based intra-fraction imaging, dramatically reduce the time on the table for patients.

"The CyberKnife VSI System enables our physicians, therapists, and physicists to have more flexibility when prescribing and delivering treatment," said Lee McNeely, M.D., of Creekside Cancer Care.  "Because we have been routinely able to deliver treatment in less than 30 minutes, we have greatly improved the patient experience."

"It is encouraging to hear directly from our customers that the CyberKnife VSI System is achieving the intended goal of improving patient care," said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Accuray.  "We look forward to working with existing and new customers to incorporate the enhanced capabilities the CyberKnife VSI System offers into their cancer programs so they can expand the patient population that can benefit from CyberKnife treatments."

Dr. McNeely, who has treated more than 2,000 CyberKnife cases in his career, will present a discussion of Creekside Cancer Care's early CyberKnife VSI experience and further potential clinical opportunities at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) on Monday, November 1, 2010 from 2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. PT and Tuesday, November 2 from 4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT. For more on Dr. McNeely's presentation and other CyberKnife presentations at ASTRO please visit www.accurayescalate.com.

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