Tuesday, August 21, 2007
The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is the world’s only radiosurgery system that utilizes intelligent robotics. This enables the CyberKnife to ablate tumors anywhere in the body with sub-millimeter accuracy. The CyberKnife System treats patients in single or staged (typically 2-5) sessions by delivering multiple beams of precisely directed radiation that converge upon the tumor while minimizing injury to surrounding healthy tissue. The CyberKnife uses a combination of image guidance and computer controlled robotics to continuously track, detect and correct for tumor and patient movements throughout the treatment with pinpoint sub-millimeter accuracy. Because of the extreme precision and accuracy of the CyberKnife, no head or body frame is required. CyberKnife has proven to attract a new patient population to a physician’s practice and complements existing radiation therapy, IMRT or IGRT programs. With over 120 systems sold and a large body of peer-reviewed publications supporting its clinical practice, the CyberKnife has treated over 18,000 patients worldwide.
We have recently began incorporating the cyberknife MRI protocol into our scans at Parrish for Patients which require it. It is a great noninvasive alternative to surgery for patients that can not have conventional surgery. There are many other Case Studies to look at that show the progress being made with this unique Radiosurgery System.
Posted by turbospinecho at Tuesday, August 21, 2007
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