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 News Release - December 24, 2008

Accuray Reaches 100th U.S. CyberKnife System Installation

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 24 (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that 100 CyberKnife® Robotic radiosurgery Systems now have been installed within the United States. This milestone was achieved with the installation of a CyberKnife System at Brandon Regional Hospital in Brandon, Fla.

"Our installation of the 100th CyberKnife System within the United States shows the progress we're making in expanding patient access to the benefits of radiosurgery," said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Accuray. "It is our continued goal to make radiosurgery an option that is available and accessible to cancer patients around the world, and achievement of this national milestone means we're one step closer to that goal."

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 50,000 patients worldwide and currently more than 150 systems have been installed in leading hospitals in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.accuray.com.

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Source: Accuray

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