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New CyberKnife Technologies Demonstrate Dramatic Reduction in Treatment Times
Date:8/5/2008

new Optimized Path Traversal feature, treatment times were further reduced with more efficient robotic motion.

"This new CyberKnife System configuration now allows us to deliver radiosurgical quality treatments almost as fast as radiation therapy," said Greg Spurlock, chief operating officer of US Radiosurgery, the managing partner of Oklahoma CyberKnife, LLC. "With the CyberKnife System however, the entire course of therapy is completed in one to five treatments. Compared to the two month regimen of 30 to 40 treatments required with conventional radiation therapy, the CyberKnife System clearly benefits both the patient and the provider."

Lung cancer treatments with the CyberKnife System are typically completed in three sessions. The net result of the introduction of these new technologies is to deliver an entire course of radiosurgery in about 1.5 hours. The shorter treatment regimen of CyberKnife radiosurgery not only improves patients' quality of life by not requiring a prolonged course of daily treatment visits, it can also lighten the burden on healthcare providers, saving time, expense and overhead, while also providing for significantly greater patient throughput.

"For all radiation delivery systems, plan quality and treatment time have historically had an inverse relationship," said Eric P. Lindquist, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Accuray Incorporated. "While other radiosurgery systems actively promote fast treatment times, plan quality often suffers accordingly. Integrating all of the latest technologies, CyberKnife treatment times can now be reduced considerably with absolutely no sacrifice in treatment quality."

While Oklahoma CyberKnife, LLC purchased its CyberKnife System with all the next generation upgrades included, those same upgrades were made available to existing customers through Accuray's Diamond Elite Service Agreement, which enables customers to choose the right upgrades and payment plans to
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