SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that Bob Wong has returned to Accuray as General Manager of the APAC (Asia Pacific, including Australia but excluding India and Japan) region effective October 14, 2010.
Wong previously served as Managing Director of Accuray's APAC region from 2005 to 2008. During that time, Wong helped build Accuray's operation in the APAC region and successfully lead sales initiatives. After leaving Accuray, Wong remained active in the medical field and held various business leadership positions both at IMRIS Inc. and Haemonetics.
"We are happy to welcome Bob Wong back to Accuray. Wong's more than 26 years of work experience with 20 years in the medical capital equipment business along with his network of industry contacts in the APAC region and successful sales track record, will make him an asset to Accuray's APAC operations," said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Accuray Incorporated. "The APAC region already accounts for more than 10 percent of Accuray's installation base. Under Wong's leadership, Accuray is well-positioned to continue growing its global footprint."
Wong will report to Accuray's president and chief executive officer, Euan Thomson, and will be fully responsible for leading sales, service and marketing for the APAC region.
Presently there are 24 CyberKnife Systems installed throughout the APAC region.
About the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System
The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is the world's only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body non-invasively. Using continual image guidance technology and computer controlled robotic mobility, the CyberKnife System automatically tracks, detects and corrects for tumor and patient movement in real-time throughout the treatment. This enables the CyberKnife System to deliver high-dose radiation with pinpoint precision, which minimizes damage to surrounding healthy tissue and eliminates the need for invasive head or body stabilization frames.
Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is a global leader in the field of radiosurgery dedicated to providing an improved quality of life and a non-surgical treatment option for those diagnosed with cancer. Accuray develops and markets the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, which extends the benefits of radiosurgery to include extracranial tumors, including those in the spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas. To date, the CyberKnife System has been used to deliver more than 100,000 treatments worldwide and more than 206 systems have been installed in leading hospitals in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.accuray.com.
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