Benefits of CyberKnife®
Treatment with CyberKnife® results in potentially fewer complications than invasive surgery and often allows patients to have a better quality of life during and after treatment. The CyberKnife® System is a one-of-a-kind device for several reasons:
Full Body Applications
The CyberKnife® system treats hard-to-reach tumors, many that may have been diagnosed as inoperable. It has unlimited reach to treat a broad range of tumors throughout the body, including the prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas, and kidney. Other systems are limited to brain and spine.
Other radiosurgery systems require rigid head-frames that are screwed into the patient’s skull to minimize any movement. The CyberKnife® System does not require such extreme procedures to keep patients in place, and instead relies on sophisticated tracking software, allowing for a much more comfortable and non-invasive treatment.
CyberKnife’s software continually checks and compensates for any movement you make during treatments, ensuring accuracy. This sets it far ahead of other similar treatments. It allows patients to breathe normally and relax comfortably during treatment.
Its ability to treat tumors with pin-point accuracy is unmatched by other radiation therapy and radiosurgery systems. Continually checks and compensates for any movement you make during treatments, ensuring accuracy. The CyberKnife® System can essentially deliver treatment to the tumor, while minimizing radiation to surrounding healthy tissue. Extremely accurate radiation targeting means higher doses of radiation can be used, offering the patient a better chance for cure.
Patients undergo their treatments and immediately resume normal daily activities as the procedure is painless, non-invasive and requires no sedation.