Wisconsin's first CyberKnife radiosurgery system began treating patients at Aurora St Luke's Medical Center in March 2006.
Since then, we’ve treated several hundredpatients for cancer of the brain, lung, liver, pancreas, spine or pelvis. Many of these patients were unable to have traditional invasive surgery, and the robotically delivered noninvasive CyberKnife system provided a viable outpatient treatment option.
This highly innovative technology is comprised of image guidance technology and precise robotic mechanics that deliver treatment within an accuracy of 1mm. The CyberKnife can also track moving targets (those in the chest and abdomen that move with breathing) with precision, allowing treatment of lung cancers. CyberKnife radiosurgery treatment consists of one to five sessions, all given in the outpatient setting, with each session requiring only 30–120 minutes total time.