The CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System is the world’s first
and only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors throughout
the body noninvasively.
CyberKnife® radiosurgery is a safe, noninvasive alternative to surgery
for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere
in the body, including the prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas
and kidney. The treatment – which delivers beams of high dose radiation
to tumors with extreme accuracy – offers new hope to patients worldwide.
The staff at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ will work
with your insurance providers to have CyberKnife® radiosurgery covered,
if it is determined that you are an eligible candidate for treatment.
Treat Cancer in Five Days
Unlike traditional radiosurgery, CyberKnife®’s cutting-edge technology
can track tumors in real time with continual image guidance, adjusting
for breathing and correcting for movement. As a result, CyberKnife®
precisely delivers radiation to the tumor, sparing surrounding healthy tissue.
Prior to CyberKnife® radiosurgery, a high-resolution CT scan is used
to determine the size, shape and location of the tumor. This image data
is transferred to the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System, where
the radiation oncologist precisely plans treatment to match the desired
radiation dose to the exact tumor location.
CyberKnife®’s robotic arm delivers high-dose radiation beams
in an arrangement of unique angles, rotating around the patient while
he or she lays comfortably on a treatment bed. The tracking technology
and beam delivery system work together to pinpoint the exact target or
tumor, helping to ensure a high success rate.
Benefits of CyberKnife® Radiation
CyberKnife® radiation treatment offers the following benefits:
- No scalpels or incisions
- No down time or recovery
- Zero or minimal side effects
- Reduced treatment time of one to five visits, compared to 30-40 visits
with conventional radiation therapy
- Access to tumors in difficult-to-reach locations
- Can be used to re-treat a reoccurring tumor
- Performed on an outpatient basis
- Reduced risk of complications
- Comfortable, fast and flexible
Conditions Treated by CyberKnife® Radiation
Brain tumors, including
- Intracranial and extracranial tumors and lesions
- Acoustic neuromas
- Pituitary adenomas
- Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
- Prostate cancer
- Lung cancer
- Liver or hepatic cancer
- Kidney or renal cancer
- Spine cancer and spinal cord tumors
- Pancreatic cancer
- Benign tumors
- Malignant tumors (primary and metastases)
- Trigeminal neuralgia
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