Accuray, Siemens sign distribution deal

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Accuray Incorporated signed a co-marketing and distribution agreement with Siemens Medical Solutions. The agreement enables Accuray to integrate its CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System and RoboCouch Patient Positioning System with a Siemens Somatom CT scanner with a sliding gantry configuration. The combination of these technologies in the treatment room is meant to enhance visibility of internal structures at the time of treatment.

The Siemens Somatom 3D and 4D system is designed to ensure clinicians have access to the highest diagnostic quality images and 4D image data during patient setup. The CyberKnife System with Siemens CT sliding gantry solution enables faster imaging setup, and the ability to continually track, detect and correct for tumor and patient movement.

The clinical benefits of the in-room diagnostic CT system are realized mainly in the treatment of tumors that move with respiration, such as lung, liver and pancreas, as well as prostate tumors, which are impacted by bowel and bladder function.