Accuray Symposium Puts Spotlight on Quality Assurance in Radiation Oncology at Joint AAPM/COMP Meeting
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuray Incorporated  (Nasdaq: ARAY ), the premier radiation oncology company, announced today that it will showcase the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System  and the TomoTherapy® Radiation Therapy Treatment System  in the company's booths (#708, #809) at the 2011 Joint American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)/Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) Meeting. Accuray will also host a joint symposium examining best practices for quality assurance in radiation oncology. The 2011 Joint AAPM/COMP Meeting takes place July 31-August 4, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
On Monday, August 1 at 12:30 p.m. PDT, Accuray will host a symposium at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Star Sapphire Ballroom on " Best Quality Assurance Programs for Today's Radiation Oncology Platforms ." Sonja Dieterich, Ph.D., DABR, chief of clinical physics at Stanford University School of Medicine, will discuss the protocols and recommendations of task group TG-135, which has been dedicated to setting QA standards in the field of robotic radiosurgery. Sasa Mutic, Ph.D., DABR chief of clinical medical physics and associate professor of radiation oncology at Washington University School of Medicine, will discuss how systems' engineering principles can be applied to radiotherapy quality assurance (QA) and quality compliance (QC). Attendees interested in participating in the symposium may register