CyberKnife treatment is a pain-free option that doesn’t involve any incisions. It can be used in conjunction with traditional surgery and is also an option for patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors. When lesions are adjacent to healthy tissue, Cyberknife allows doctors to precisely customize the treatment to avoid exposing the healthy tissue to excessive radiation.
The CyberKnife can also precisely track moving targets, such as areas in your chest and abdomen that move when your breathe. As a result, it can be used to treat lung cancer, as well as cancers of the brain, liver, pancreas, spine or pelvis. The technique’s accuracy is achieved with an advanced X-ray guidance system located within the same housing that delivers the high-dose radiation.