Precision and Non-Invasive Cancer Treatment: An Overview of CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System

CyberKnife is a robotic radiosurgery system that delivers exact radiation therapy to treat cancerous and non-cancerous tumours throughout the body. It is a non-invasive treatment that does not require incisions or anaesthesia, making it a safe and effective option for patients who cannot undergo surgery.

The CyberKnife system is equipped with a linear accelerator that delivers high doses of radiation to the tumour. The treatment is delivered in several small beams from different angles, which converge at the tumour to deliver a highly concentrated dose of radiation while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. One of the key benefits of CyberKnife is its ability to track the patient’s breathing and movements in real time.

This allows the system to adjust the radiation delivery based on the patient’s movements, ensuring that the tumour receives the maximum amount of radiation while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. CyberKnife treats a wide range of cancers, including those in the brain, spine, lung, liver, pancreas, and prostate. It also treats non-cancerous conditions such as arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and trigeminal neuralgia.

The treatment process typically involves several sessions throughout one to two weeks. Each treatment session takes 30 minutes to an hour, and patients can go home immediately after treatment. One of the significant advantages of CyberKnife over other types of radiation therapy is its precision. Because it delivers radiation from multiple angles and adjusts in real time, it can target tumours with sub-millimetre accuracy, minimizing the risk of damage to surrounding healthy tissue and reducing side effects.

Another advantage of CyberKnife is that it is a non-invasive procedure. Unlike traditional surgery, which requires incisions and recovery time, CyberKnife treatment is painless and has no downtime.

This means that patients can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment. CyberKnife is a highly precise and effective treatment option for patients with cancerous and non-cancerous tumours. Its ability to track patient movements and adjust radiation delivery in real-time makes it a safe and effective treatment option for patients who cannot undergo surgery or traditional radiation therapy.

As technology continues to evolve, CyberKnife and other robotic radiosurgery systems will likely become even more precise and effective, improving outcomes for patients with a wide range of conditions.

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