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What is CyberKnife Benefits of CyberKnife Treatement Process FAQ

What is CyberKnife®

CyberKnife, Precision, Image-Guided Stereotactic Radiosurgery

The CyberKnife is the most clinically accurate robotic radiosurgery system in the world treating tumors anywhere in the body non-invasively and with sub-millimeter accuracy. The CyberKnife treats patients in 1 - 5 treatments by delivering multiple beams of precisely directed radiation that converge upon the tumor different angles, minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

In the field of radiation oncology, the CyberKnife is universally recognized as a premier radiosurgery system.  As validated and proven in numerous peer-reviewed publications, this unique system combines precision and accuracy with continual image guidance and robotic mobility, to deliver treatments characterized by exquisite conformality and steep dose gradients.

Recognizing that tumors move, even when the patient is immobilized, the CyberKnife System uses continual image guidance throughout the treatment to detect motion. Combining this unique capability with the robotic mobility inherent to the system, each beam position is systematically evaluated and corrected for any detected motion, without user intervention and without treatment interruptions.  Taking motion detection one step further, the CyberKnife system is the world’s first and only radiosurgery system which intelligently tracks respiratory motion in real-time and automatically adapts to any changes in the patient’s breathing pattern.
The CyberKnife gives renewed hope and the possibility of a better quality of life, especially for patients with tumors previously diagnosed as inoperable or surgically complex, those who have already received the maximum amount of radiation through other treatment methods or patients who are seeking a surgical alternative.