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Accuray offers new treatment planning service for CyberKnife radiosurgery

Accuray : 25 January, 2008  (New Product)
A new treatment planning service has been introduced to new and existing CyberKnife customers that will allow them to access a dedicated team of remote scientists specialising in CyberKnife radiosurgery treatment planning.
The service will give each centre the flexibility and capacity to treat more patients without altering their staffing.

'Accuray's treatment planning service will help our customers control costs and increase their patient throughput, while also helping Accuray to enhance its recurring revenue,' said Euan S Thomson, PhD, president and CEO of Accuray. 'Our data indicate that our users will treat more than 20,000 patients during the 2008 calendar year. At current reimbursement levels, that translates into a potential market opportunity of more than $50 million. As more CyberKnife Systems are installed and treatment numbers increase, the market will continue to expand.'

Georgetown's CyberKnife Center, one of the top five busiest CyberKnife Centers in the world, has already signed on for Accuray's new treatment planning service. Treatment planning services are approved for reimbursement through Medicare and other private carriers.

'We're looking forward to utilising Accuray's treatment planning service to enhance our operational effectiveness and address the global shortage of medical physicists paired with the growing demand for CyberKnife radiosurgery,' said Linda F Winger, vice president of professional services and research administration at Georgetown University Hospital. 'The treatment planning service will allow our physicists to focus on our long term growth and quality of care by transferring the time-consuming daily task of treatment planning to an external team of experts.'

Accuray's treatment planning service will also enable new customers to begin delivering CyberKnife treatments earlier by allowing their in-house staff to focus on the important role of site commissioning and quality assurance while transferring the planning component to Accuray's treatment planning group's Board Certified medical physicists.
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