The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is a pain-free, non-invasive alternative to surgery that can effectively treat complex tumors located virtually anywhere in the body, including the head, chest, abdomen and other sensitive areas.
Using a cruise-missile guidance system that continually tracks and adjusts for patient or tumor movement throughout the procedure, CyberKnife targets tumors with pinpoint precision while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue. To date, the CyberKnife has given new hope to more than 100,000 patients worldwide.
Despite its name, CyberKnife treatment involves no cutting and is a completely non-invasive procedure. The frameless, open construction of the machine allows patients to lie comfortably. In fact, many even opt to listen to music during treatment.
The CyberKnife delivers beams of high-dose radiation through a computer-controlled robotic arm that moves slowly around the area of concern, continually adjusting for even the slightest patient movement. This precise delivery attacks the tumor while limiting exposure to the healthy tissue that surrounds it. During treatment, patients are free to relax and may breathe normally.
CyberKnife treatments typically last 30-90 minutes and are performed on an outpatient basis. The procedure is painless, requires no recovery time and minimizes the risk of harmful side effects. Most patients are able to return to their normal lives immediately after receiving treatment.
While other radiation therapy and radiosurgery systems require as many as 40 treatments, CyberKnife usually requires no more than five treatments. CyberKnife has unlimited reach, and can be used to treat even the most complex tumors located anywhere in the body.