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.
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Euan Thomson, Ph.D.
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