Cyberknife is a pioneering, non-invasive, frameless stereotactic radiosurgery system designed for targeting tumors in various body regions, including the spine, prostate, pancreas, liver, brain, and lungs. Notably, it eliminates the need for invasive framing when treating intracranial lesions. The Cyberknife system administers radiation beams from multiple angles, precisely focusing them on the tumor, thus minimizing harm to surrounding healthy organs and critical structures, such as the optic nerve and spinal cord.
A linear accelerator, often referred to as LINAC, is a radiosurgery device that emits radiation while being affixed to a robotic arm. Cyberknife employs image-guided cameras to pinpoint the tumor’s precise location. Subsequently, the robotic arm is connected to the LINAC to administer multiple radiation beams, thereby reducing harm to adjacent healthy tissues. Cyberknife utilizes sub-millimeter precision in the treatment of various conditions, including body cancers, vascular irregularities, functional disorders, and tumors.
Cyberknife stands apart from traditional surgery in several ways, offering advantages such as the absence of anesthesia and associated after-effects. It carries minimal risks of hemorrhaging and infection. Notably, Cyberknife spares nearby healthy tissues from harm and delivers precise treatment with sub-millimeter accuracy. This innovative approach has successfully benefited over 10,000 individuals worldwide, with no reported cases of morbidity or mortality directly linked to the Cyberknife procedure.
The location and the type of tumor being treated determine the frequency of the treatment. Majority of cases can either be re-treated or can also receive multi-treatments with the Cyberknife.
Cyberknife presents fewer risks when compared to traditional surgery, making it a suitable choice for patients across a wide age range, from pediatric to elderly cases. Age is not a significant determining factor for Cyberknife treatments.
The Cyberknife Robotic Radiosurgery System is the world’s leading dedicated radiosurgery device. Importantly, the use of the Cyberknife system extends beyond the treatment of tumors in the neck and head.
This procedure avoids the need for any invasive body or head frames.
It minimizes damage to nearby healthy tissues and delivers high-dose radiation with sub-millimeter precision.
The system provides a non-invasive, pain-free alternative for many patients, particularly those diagnosed with surgically complex or inoperable tumors, or those seeking an alternative to surgery.
It continually tracks the tumor’s position, the patient’s movement, and makes real-time treatment adjustments, all without interrupting the process or requiring manual patient repositioning, thus expediting treatment.
Unlike traditional radiation systems, the Cyberknife offers unparalleled flexibility and maneuverability. Radiation beams can be delivered from a multitude of angles and positions, making it effective for treating tumors in various body regions, including the prostate, brain, lungs, pancreas, spine, and liver.
The specific medical condition being targeted is the primary determinant of the effects of radiosurgery, which can manifest over a variable timeframe. It’s important to note that certain tumors may exhibit varied growth patterns, with some ceasing to grow or diminishing at a slower pace compared to others, resulting in reduced cell activity. To monitor the effectiveness of the treatment, additional tests and periodic imaging of the tumors may be necessary.
A new treatment option:
This system has proved beneficial for those patients who are diagnosed with complex or surgically inoperable tumors and also for those patients who are not willing to go undergo surgery.
Pain free procedure:
This pain free procedure is a best non-invasive alternative to surgery that eliminates complications connected with traditional surgery.
The frameless design offers improved level of comfort for the patients. Inconvenience and pain is also eliminated that is related with invasive body and head frames, usually linked with some radiosurgery systems.
Minimal Recovery Time:
Cyberknife is performed on an outpatient basis that involves less recovery time unlike the traditional surgery that needs an overnight stay in the hospital. The patients can return to their normal daily routine immediately due to little or no recovery time.
Minimal side effects:
This non-invasive treatment offers no or minimal side effects and also results in few post-treatment complications.