Alliance acquires six stereotactic radiosurgery facilities

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Alliance Radiosurgery, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alliance Imaging, has purchased the assets of six stereotactic radiosurgery facilities operating Accuray’s CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery system, located in California, Maryland, New Jersey and Tennessee.

“We are extremely pleased to announce Alliance’s acquisition of the CyberKnife operations from Accuray and the expansion of our oncology service offerings to include stereotactic radiosurgery. This acquisition and the opportunity to develop a strategic relationship with Accuray provides Alliance’s national team of business development, marketing and operations personnel with an attractive opportunity to partner with the growing number of hospitals interested in establishing stereotactic radiosurgery programs,” said Paul S. Viviano, chairman of the board and CEO of Alliance.

The Anaheim, Calif.-based Alliance reported it had 488 diagnostic imaging systems, including 310 MRI systems and 79 PET or PET/CT systems as of Dec. 31, 2007.