Despite its name, the CyberKnife is not a knife at all. It is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of certain tumors.
Despite its name, the CyberKnife is not a knife at all. It is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of certain tumors. It is the first system to use a robotic arm to deliver a high dosage radiation beam with microscopic precision, making it a good option for some patients with inoperable or surgically risky tumors.
Used under image-guidance or IGRT, the CyberKnife continually adjusts treatment as the patient or tumor shifts position, targeting only the tumor and leaving surrounding healthy tissue untouched. This minimizes the risk of side effects while allowing your Radiation Oncologist to prescribe a higher dosage over a shorter period of time.
CyberKnife can be used to treat small, well-defined tumors in the brain or spine with SRS or in the lungs or liver with SBRT. Patients are treated over one to five sessions, with sessions typically lasting 30-90 minutes each.
21st Century Oncology will be moving to their new home as part of the global GenesisCare network. The 21st Century Oncology website will no longer exist after November 2020.
There will be no disruption in your care team, location, or contacts. There will simply be a new website, new look and feel, and patients will benefit from the latest treatment technology and evidence-based cancer care. We look forward to serving you as part of the GenesisCare team.