June 12, 2007 - Accuray Inc. recently announced that Georgetown University Hospital’s second CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System has arrived at its Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, D.C. and is expected to begin treating patients in July 2007.
Other hospitals celebrating a second CyberKnife system include Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD and Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, CA.
The CyberKnife System is unique in its ability to non-invasively treat tumors anywhere in the body with surgical precision on an outpatient basis. With a CyberKnife System, hospitals can reportedly gain a competitive advantage because they are now able to treat a wider array of patients including those who were previously considered inoperable due to old age or a medical condition, those who have surgically complex tumors or those who seek an alternative to surgery.
For more information, www.accuray.com