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Clinical Use of Accuray's CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery Systems to be Presented at AAPM Meeting

Accuray declared that during the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), over 70 studies based on the clinical application of the TomoTherapy System and the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System will be presented. With 4,000 attendees, this AAPM event is being held from July 29 to August 2, 2012 at Charlotte, N.C.

Presentations on CyberKnife System as well as TomoTherapy System continue to confirm Accuray's accurate patient setup and intrafraction motion tracking, and standard-setting treatment planning and delivery techniques. In addition, the quality assurance methods for the industry's foremost, fully-integrated radiosurgery and intensity-modulated radiotherapy platforms will also be validated through the presentation.

The presentations will also highlight clinical applications such as the unique capability of TomoTherapy System to create dose homogeneity and organ sparing in hippocampal-avoidance whole brain radiotherapy. In addition, the exceptional ability of CyberKnife System to provide a stable tracking precision while treating liver tumors experiencing a large degree of respiratory motion will be demonstrated.

During the symposium on July 30, 2012 at The Westin Charlotte Hotel, Accuray will accentuate its new VoLO technology for the TomoTherapy System. This novel treatment planning platform is based on a new dose calculation algorithm and modern parallel processing technology for maximum clinical efficiency, throughput and versatility in creating complicating treatment plans.

TomoTherapy's new Dose Control System capable of enhancing system stability while and between treatments will also be demonstrated at the event.

The TomoTherapy System uses daily computed tomography (CT) imaging and a radiation beam rotating in 360 degree arcs, and serves to be a fully integrated 3D image guided intensity modulated radiation therapy system for treating cancers. The CyberKnife System is the first, unique robotic radiosurgery system ensuring cancer patients with a pain-free, non-invasive treatment procedure.

Source: http://www.accuray.com/

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