Healthcare Industry News: image-guided
News Release - June 24, 2009
10th CyberKnife System Installed at an HCA HospitalCentennial Medical Center Brings Benefits of Whole Body Radiosurgery to Nashville
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 24 (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that the 10th CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System was installed at a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility. The installation took place at The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
"The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center is proud to continue delivering on its promise to provide the highest quality, most advanced cancer treatment options in our region with the addition of the CyberKnife System," said Rocky Billups, administrator for The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center Network. "With this new image-guided robotic technology, we are giving new hope to those whose tumors were previously thought to be inoperable and untreatable."
This installation marks HCA's ninth installation in the United States. HCA's first international installation took place in London at The Harley Street Clinic in December 2008.
"Our relationship with HCA has provided an additional avenue for getting patients throughout the world access to the treatment benefits of radiosurgery," said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Accuray. "The installation at Centennial Medical Center marks the first CyberKnife System in Nashville and enables local patients to conveniently receive outpatient treatment for their cancer right in their backyard."
About The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center Network
The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center Network--accredited by The Cancer Commission of the American College of Surgeons with commendations for providing superior cancer care -- is second to none in the Southeast for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. With eight affiliated medical facilities, The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center Network has grown to become the largest community-based, privately-funded diagnostic and treatment center in the country.
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.
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 60,000 patients worldwide and currently more than 164 systems have been installed in leading hospitals in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.accuray.com.
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