July 20, 2011

Accuray Hosts Symposium on Quality Assurance in Radiation Oncology at Joint AAPM/COMP Meeting

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), the premier radiation oncology company, will host a symposium examining best practices for quality assurance in radiation oncology at the 2011 Joint American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)/Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) Meeting. The symposium--"Best Quality Assurance Programs for Today's Radiation Oncology Platforms"--will discuss how systems' engineering principles can be applied to radiotherapy quality assurance (QA) and quality compliance (QC). The 2011 Joint AAPM/COMP Meeting takes place July 31-August 4, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

              Sonja Dieterich, Ph.D., DABR, Chief of Clinical
              Physics at Stanford University School of
              Medicine, and Sasa Mutic, Ph.D., Chief of
              Clinical Medical Physics and Associate
              Professor of Radiation Oncology at Washington
    WHO:      University School of Medicine

              A complimentary luncheon and discussion of best
              practices for QA in radiation oncology. The
              symposium will also discuss the protocols and
              recommendations of task group TG-135, which
              has been dedicated to setting QA standards in
    WHAT:     the field of robotic radiosurgery.

    WHEN:    Monday, August 1, 2011
             12:30 PM to 2:00 PM PDT

    WHERE:   The 2011 Joint AAPM/COMP Meeting
             Fairmont Pacific Rim
             Sapphire Ballroom
             1038 Canada Place
             Vancouver, British Columbia

              Precision radiosurgery and intensity-modulated
              radiotherapy require strict QA to ensure safe
              operation. This symposium will highlight QC
              measurements and QA procedures that can
              minimize adverse results related to Accuray's
              technologies including the CyberKnife(R) Robotic
              Radiosurgery System and the TomoTherapy(R)
    WHY:      Radiation Therapy System.

              Attendees interested in participating in the
    HOW:      symposium may register online.

About Accuray

Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is the premier radiation oncology company. Accuray develops, manufactures and sells personalized, best-in-class treatment solutions that revolve around the patient. Accuray's game-changing technologies - the CyberKnife System and TomoTherapy System - set the standard of care with the aim of helping patients live longer, better lives. To date, more than 200,000 patients worldwide have been treated using the company's technologies and more than 550 systems have been installed in leading hospitals around the world. For more information, please visit www.accuray.com.

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Euan Thomson, Ph.D.

SOURCE Accuray Incorporated