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Accuray offers new layout for CyberKnife radiosurgery treatment vault

Accuray : 18 September, 2008  (New Product)
Accuray is offering a new layout for the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System treatment vault which will enable installation of the system into most existing conventional gantry LINAC vaults.
With the new, smaller footprint, hospitals will be able to save hundreds of thousands of dollars or more on construction and shielding costs, and begin treating patients more quickly.

'Many of our potential customers have expressed interest in a CyberKnife System to replace an aging gantry LINAC. However, space constraints in existing facilities or the inability to build a new facility to house the CyberKnife System have impacted their final decision,' said Eric P Lindquist, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Accuray. 'Taking advantage of existing treatment room design and shielding, the new layout should enable an accelerated go-live schedule, allowing sites to begin treating patients within a significantly shorter period of time.'

While nearly identical feature-wise to the standard CyberKnife vault layout, the gantry LINAC vault layout reduces both treatment vault and equipment room footprints, giving customers more flexibility in where they can place a CyberKnife System. Installation of the CyberKnife System in a gantry LINAC vault is enabled with minimal-to-no additional shielding and the redesign of treatment beams to avoid secondary shielding walls.

With nearly identical capabilities to that of the CyberKnife System in a standard vault layout, the gantry LINAC vault layout requires 34 percent less vault space. With only a limited reduction in robotic manoeuverability, the vast majority of functionality is retained and is compatible with nearly all CyberKnife System product options.
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