Conventional radiation therapy (radiotherapy) administers a broad beam of radiation from one to two directions in 30 to 45 treatments. It delivers low-dose beams of radiation over a period of 6 to 8 weeks – the time required to allow healthy tissue damaged during treatment to recover.
CyberKnife radiosurgery delivers high-dose beams of radiation – which can be more effective in killing tumors anywhere in the body. This system can deliver radiation beams from virtually unlimited directions with sub-millimeter accuracy. With radiosurgery, damage to surrounding healthy tissue is minimized; therefore the treatment can be completed typically in one to five days.
Other tumors and conditions anywhere in the body where radiation treatment is indicated.
Accuray has given cancer patients another treatment option with the development of the world’s first and only dedicated radiosurgery device: The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System. With the CyberKnife System, radiosurgery is no longer limited to treating tumors in the head and neck.
Accurate – The CyberKnife System enables clinicians to confidently treat tumors with minimal harm to surrounding healthy tissue by delivering high doses of radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy (within the width of a hair).
Flexible – The CyberKnife System offers maneuverability and versatility that is unsurpassed by traditional radiation systems. By delivering radiation beams from virtually unlimited positions, the CyberKnife System can treat tumors anywhere in the body from any angle including the brain, spine, lung, liver, pancreas and prostate.
Robotic – The CyberKnife System continually tracks tumor position, detects any tumor or patient movement and automatically corrects the treatment delivery – without the need to manually reposition the patient or interrupt the treatment, thereby slowing down the treatment process.
Beneficial – The CyberKnife System 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.
Non-invasive – The CyberKnife System does not require invasive head or body frames.
Pain free procedure – The CyberKnife treatment is a pain free non-invasive alternative to surgery. The treatment does not require anesthesia, effectively eliminating the risk of complications associated with traditional surgery.
Minimal recovery time – Compared to traditional surgery, which may require an overnight hospital stay, CyberKnife treatments are performed on an outpatient basis with little or no recovery time allowing patients to return to normal activities almost immediately.
Superior comfort – Patients experience improved comfort due to the system’s frameless design, which eliminates the pain and inconvenience associated with invasive head and body frames typically associated with other radiosurgery systems.
Minimal side effects – There are minimal to no side effects associated with CyberKnife treatments. Because the CyberKnife System is non-invasive, patients face minimal risk and few post-treatment complications.
A new treatment option – The CyberKnife System gives new hope to patients who refuse surgery or have been diagnosed with surgically inoperable or complex tumors.
For more information about CyberKnife, call 800-351-7955.