Why is CyberKnife Different?With the CyberKnife, radiosurgery is no longer limited to treating intracranial tumors. The CyberKnife is a viable, non-invasive alternative to surgery and is capable of treating tumors anywhere in the body with pin-point accuracy minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue and nearby critical structures, such as the spinal cord or optic nerve.
Accurate – Enables clinicians to confidently treat tumors with minimal harm to surrounding healthy tissue by delivering high does of radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy (within the width of a hair).
Flexible – Offers maneuverability and versatility that is unsurpassed by traditional radiation systems. By delivering radiation beams from virtually unlimited positions, the CyberKnife can treat tumors anywhere in the body from any angle including the brain, spine, lung, liver, pancreas and prostate.
Robotic – Continually tracks tumor position, detects any tumor or patient movement and automatically corrected the treatment delivery – without the need to manually reposition the patient or interrupt the treatment, thereby slowing down the treatment process.
Non-invasive – Unlike other radiosurgery systems, the CyberKnife does not require invasive head or body frames to prevent movement during treatment. The CyberKnife System tracks the tumor's position during treatment and automatically adjusts the treatment delivery.
Beneficial – Provides a pain-free, non-invasive alternative for patients, including those diagnosed with previously inoperable or surgically complex tumors, or for patients who are looking for an alternative to surgery.