CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System treats benign tumors and cancer tumors in the whole body by a non-invasive method.
Technological improvements of CyberKnife allow tumor detection in real time, even if the patient is moving. In this case, labels of pure gold are even placed into some organs of the patient such as lungs or prostate in order to detect a tumor. See the website for additional information on the diagnosis, preparation for treatment and therapy. CyberKnife provides high radiation doses with high accuracy and minimum harm to nearby healthy tissues and eliminates the need for invasive surgery.
The non-surgical method of cancer treatment offered by CyberKnife is implemented by an accurate robotic arm that directs the linear accelerator for emitting high-energy X-rays. A radiation beam with diameter smaller than one millimeter ensures a focused attack on the cancer tumor without affecting adjacent cells of normal tissues. For example, the ray can treat and remove a tumor in spine without damaging sensitive spinal cord nearby. This is how accuracy is ensured.
CyberKnife has advantages in comparison with conventional radiotherapy devices due to its high accuracy. CyberKnife is a revolutionary method of non-invasive removal of cancerous and benign tumors; this device allows even treatment of those patients to whom surgical treatment is applied or whose complex tumor cannot be cured by other means. CyberKnife is often used for treatment of incurable tumor and developmental deceases, most of which are inaccessible to other radiosurgical and radiotherapy systems. It can be used in some cases for adolescents or elderly patients because of its minimally invasive radiosurgery.
CyberKnife is the most progressive and accurate in stereotactic radiosurgery. Stereotactic radiosurgery involve direction of radiation to tumor and nearby tissues and is a new method for treating oncology and tumors. It is often used to slow down the growth of small and deep brain tumors that are difficult to remove surgically. Such therapy can be used for cancer patients who are not able to bear surgery, for example, elderly people or those who feel unwell.
While conventional radiotherapy takes a lot of time and has several side effects such as nausea and fatigue that last long after treatment, CyberKnife treatment is short, is performed on an ambulatory basis and lasts from 30 to 90 minutes depending on tumor size and form. The patient does not require anesthesia during this procedure.
Recovery is very quick and the patient has fast relief from pain and other symptoms.
Another advantage of CyberKnife treatment is that it is very flexible and maneuverable. Its maneuverability is unique in comparison with conventional radiation systems. CyberKnife treats cancer of prostate, spine, lung, liver, pancreas, kidney and adrenal, metastasis, brain tumor or damage from any angle.
CyberKnife constantly monitors tumor position, fixes any tumors or patient’s movement and automatically corrects treatment without the need to move the patient or interrupt treatment.