January 16, 2017 — Accuray Inc. signed an agreement in December with Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (HKSH) for the acquisition of three Radixact Systems that will provide clinicians and their patients with access to the newest advanced radiation therapy. Of the three Radixact Systems, two will replace existing TomoTherapy Systems and one will be installed in a new bunker. The agreement also includes an upgrade of HKSH’s existing CyberKnife M6 System to include the latest features for motion management and treatment efficiency, and was entered into backlog during Accuray's second fiscal quarter that ended Dec. 31, 2016.
The agreement with HKSH will make the Radixact helical radiation therapy technology available for the full range of cancer patients being treated at the private hospital system. The system will enable the HKSH clinical team to more efficiently and effectively deliver precise radiation treatments, and to confidently adapt therapy to changes in tumor size, shape and location — as well as subtle changes in the location of organs and other healthy tissue.
“We are excited to build on the previous experience we have had with the TomoTherapy platform by moving to the next-generation helical platform from Accuray. The TomoTherapy platform has enabled us to treat a wide range of cancer patients. The CyberKnife M6 and Radixact Systems, together, are complementary technologies that will enable us to offer each cancer patient the advanced radiation therapy best suited to precisely treating their disease while minimizing side effects,” said Wyman Li, manager (administration) of HKSH.
“Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital has had great success in the treatment of cancer, the No. 1 cause of death in Hong Kong. We are excited to build on our initial work with Accuray to offer state-of-the-art advanced radiation treatments to patients. The Radixact and CyberKnife M6 Systems’ unique modalities and precision will enable us to meet growing demand for high quality treatment and will play a key role in the armamentarium of state-of-the art technologies that form the backbone of the Hospital’s arsenal against cancer,” he added.
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