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Radiation therapy system now in China
Date Published：8/16/2013 05:08:02 PM
FOR the first time, Chinas hospital procurement officials will be able to see first-hand Accurays CyberKnife and TomoTherapy Systems at CHINA-HOSPEQ 2013 (booth #G02) from August 16 to 18.
Cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality in China, with almost two million cancer deaths nationwide during 2008.
The CyberKnife and TomoTherapy systems give physicians in China the most innovative and precise treatment solutions to help make the pain and suffering of cancer a thing of the past, and provide new hope to more cancer patients.
"Our factory in Chengdu produces the TomoTherapy Systems linear accelerators (linacs) for the global market. Accuray continues to invest in this factory with new machinery, and is continuing to further our commitment to quality, evidenced by the factorys ISO 9001 accreditation," said Roger Cao, M.D., Asia Pacific president at Accuray.
The TomoTherapy System is the only radiation therapy system designed specifically for image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Its on-board CT scanner enables daily pre-treatment imaging for increased accuracy and the systems linear accelerator (linac) enables the continuous helical delivery of radiation from 360 degrees around the patient, providing for increased treatment precision.
"Clinicians use daily CT imaging to guide treatment based on the size, shape and location of tumors on the day of treatment, rather than treating based on how the tumors looked a week or a month ago. This ensures radiation delivery with the TomoTherapy System provides highly precise treatments," Dr. Cao said.
Accurays CyberKnife System safely treats tumors anywhere in the body, including the lung and liver, two of the most prevalent cancers in China, and has been used to treat hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide. Treatment with the system is completely non-invasive and painless. It requires no anesthesia, involves no incision or overnight hospital stays, has minimal side effects, and allows patients to immediately resume their usual activities.
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