The European CyberKnife Center Munich is celebrating its 5,000th patient
treatment using the CyberKnife® System
SUNNYVALE, California, April 7, 2014
-- Where experience and state-of-the-art technology meet
SUNNYVALE, California, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated
(Nasdaq: ARAY) announced today that the European CyberKnife Center
Munich-Grosshadern (ECZM) has performed 5,000 CyberKnife® treatments since
June 2005. The center uses a CyberKnife M6™ System from the latest generation
series, the most advanced robotic radiosurgery system in the world. Patients
of the center benefit from a treatment option that offers enhanced
stereotactic radiosurgery/stereotactic body radiation therapy (SRS/SBRT):
tumors are treated non-invasively with precisely delivered high doses of
The European CyberKnife Center, in partnership with the University Hospital of
Munich-Großhadern, offers almost 10 years of experience with this
state-of-the-art technology. "The treatment with the CyberKnife System offers
a number of benefits compared to surgery: no anesthesia, no pain and minimal
side effects," explains Prof. Alexander Muacevic, who founded the treatment
center together with his colleague Prof. Berndt Wowra in 2005. The CyberKnife
System is used for tumors anywhere in the body. Prof. Muacevic added, "We
treat brain tumors as well as tumors in the spine, the lung, the liver, and
the prostate with good clinical outcomes. This remarkable technology is based
on an integration of the latest developments in the field of image guidance,
computer sciences and robotic radiation delivery."
The CyberKnife System features a compact linear accelerator mounted on a
robotic arm. It is the only system that automatically adjusts the beam
delivery to motion during treatment in real-time. This precision is essential
to deliver high doses to the target area while simultaneously minimizing
radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue and organs. The CyberKnife M6
System can deliver non-coplanar, non-isocentric beams from a wider number of
angles around the patient, with the ability to follow tumors in real-time
throughout the treatment. This provides clinicians the confidence to reduce
margins for every disease that is treatable with the CyberKnife System.
"Accuray is proud of the cooperation with the European CyberKnife Center. We
congratulate the European CyberKnife team on this tremendous achievement, and
are pleased our precise, innovative tumor treatments are available to patients
in such a highly experienced center," said Lionel Hadjadjeba, SVP Business
International & GM EIMEA, Accuray International.
About Accuray Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY) is a radiation oncology
company that develops, manufactures and sells precise, innovative treatment
solutions that set the standard of care with the aim of helping patients live
longer, better lives. The company's leading-edge technologies deliver the full
range of radiation therapy and radiosurgery treatments.
About the European CyberKnife Center, Germany Besides the clinical and
scientific cooperation with the Neurosurgical Department and the Institute of
Clinical Radiology of the University of Munich, the CyberKnife Center Munich
collaborates internationally with colleagues around the world. Close
partnerships exist with the University Hospital Charite Berlin (
http://cyberknife.charite.de ) and the Stanford University, California/ USA.
Furthermore a scientific partnership is maintained with the Institute of
Robotics and Cognitive Systems of the University Lübeck (Director: Professor
Dr. Schweikard) where essential parts of the CyberKnife System have been
developed (navigation software). Via the most modern telecommunication systems
special cases are discussed with other dedicated experts around the world.
Also, scientific projects are conducted on an international basis.Being part
of the Radiosurgery Society's ( http://www.therss.org ) Board of Directors we
put great effort in the development of internationally appreciated standards
for treatment, education and quality control.
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