News | May 27, 2008

TomoTherapy Receives High Marks for Radiation Therapy Vendors

May 28, 2008 – TomoTherapy earned the top user satisfaction composite rating among four vendors in the linear accelerator-based radiation therapy marketplace, appearing in MD Buyline's Quarterly User Satisfaction Report, published on April 15, 2008.

TomoTherapy is reportedly the only vendor for the CT-based linear accelerator which delivers radiation dose in a helical or fan beam fashion. Elekta, Siemens and Varian offer IMRT and IGRT options on conventional linear accelerator systems.

In MD Buyline-conducted user interviews, customers noted the TomoTherapy Hi·Art treatment system’s strengths as its unique design and software, and superiority for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). With respect to the company, customers noted: an improvement in overall system reliability; satisfaction with how manufacturer pre-sets and commissioning shorten the installation process; and greater satisfaction in system service.

In rating TomoTherapy, MD Buyline wrote, “TomoTherapy is the only vendor for the CT-based linear accelerator which delivers radiation dose in a helical or fan beam fashion. Elekta, Siemens and Varian offer IMRT and IGRT options on conventional linear accelerator systems.”

MD Buyline is a market intelligence organization founded in 1983. It provides the healthcare industry with independent analysis and reporting. MD Buyline measures user satisfaction by surveying each vendor’s installed base. Hospitals and cancer centers rank their satisfaction in six areas: system performance; system reliability; installation and implementation; applications training; service response time; and service repair quality.

For more information: www.tomotherapy.com

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