CyberKnife vs. Other Radiosurgery Procedures
Radiosurgery is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body. Unlike other forms of radiosurgery that require rigid head frames to hold patients in place, CyberKnife lets patients breathe normally and relax comfortably during treatment.
Sophisticated imaging and tracking software pinpoints the tumor's location and aims high-dose radiation with bulls-eye precision. The image guidance software continually adjusts the treatment, allowing for patient movement and changes in tumor location.
While other radiosurgeries can only treat tumors in the head, CyberKnife has unlimited reach throughout the body, making it useful for tumors in the prostate, lung, brain, spine, kidney, liver and pancreas. Perhaps most importantly, CyberKnife's accuracy is simply unrivaled. There is no other radiation therapy or surgical procedure that can match its effectiveness in treating tumors, or its ability to spare healthy tissue. And with more than 100,000 procedures successfully performed worldwide, CyberKnife has an impressive and proven record of success.