While chemotherapy and radiation treatments have long been used to battle various types of cancer, not all individuals are candidates for these treatment methods.
The CyberKnife® represents an entirely new approach to radiosurgery. The CyberKnife is not a knife at all, but a sophisticated radiation tool that, like the surgeon’s scalpel, can effectively eradicate tumors and lesions. The CyberKnife can perform this surgery with:
- No incision
- No blood
- No anesthesia
- No pain
- No recovery or rehabilitation time
Incorporating a compact, lightweight linear accelerator mounted on a robotic arm, the CyberKnife provides an unparalleled flexibility in targeting hard to reach, and small tumors and lesions. Advanced image guidance technology tracks patient and target position during treatment, ensuring accuracy without the used of an invasive stereotactic head frame. The CyberKnife with its Dynamic Tracking Software is cleared to provide radiosurgery for lesions anywhere in the body when radiation treatment is indicated. The CyberKnife has often been used to radiosurgically treat otherwise untreatable tumors or inoperable tumors. Moreover, this system treats tumors at body sites, most of which are unreachable by other stereotactic systems.
If you’re interested in learning more about CyberKnife radiosurgery treatments, then contact the oncology specialists at the South Florida Radiation Oncology cancer center at (888) 690-4575.