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US Government buys Accuray CyberKnife system for Houston VA Hospital

Accuray : 23 October, 2007  (New Product)
The US Government has purchased an Accuray CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery Systems for the Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas, USA.
The system will be focused on the treatment of extracranial tumours, including lung and prostate.

'We are very excited about this milestone contract and the expanded patient access that such an integrated healthcare organization will provide,' said Euan S Thomson, PhD, president and CEO of Accuray. 'The CyberKnife System is quickly becoming a treatment modality of choice amongst leading medical institutions, and we look forward to future government purchases in both the USA and worldwide.'

The Department of Veterans Affairs operates the largest direct health care delivery system in the country, providing care at more than 800 locations. About a quarter of the nation's population - approximately 70 million people - are potentially eligible for VA benefits and services because they are veterans, family members or survivors of veterans.

At the end of fiscal year 2007, there were 70 CyberKnife Systems installed in US hospitals and medical centres, in addition to the 39 installed worldwide. There are eight CyberKnife Systems currently installed in the state of Texas, but this contract marks the first system for installation in Houston.
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