Thursday, July 27, 2006

Radiosurgery Robot gaining Acceptance

In a recent press release Accuray Incorporated announced that more than 15 studies of their flagship product Cyberknife will be presented at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) annual meeting, July 30-Aug 3 in Orlando, Florida.

The Cynerknife robot is a radiosurgery system for treatment of tumors. The robot tracks the movement of the patient to keep the beam of radiation focused on the exact spot. The robot can track the target location to sub-millimeter accuracy and can compensate for motions as small as breathing.
The robot system allows higher radiation doses directly to the tumor with less overall exposure to the patient.
The results have shown that patients get results quicker and with fewer treatments than older methods.

Accuray is a privately held company in California. They have sold over 100 of the Cyberknife systems.

The design of the robot reminds me of the cosmetic surgery robot at NewYou from the 1975 movie Logan's Run. Except an evil doctor tried to kill the hero with this one's laser beams.

Press Release SUNNYVALE, CALIF., July 26, 2006

Neurosurgery Robot

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