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What is cyberknife radiosurgery used for?

What is cyberknife radiosurgery used for?

Precise Radiotherapy: Cyberknife is approved for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas and kidney. See more at: http://www.Cyberknife.Com/. ...Read more

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What does the cyberknife do and how precise is it?

Robotic Radiosurgery: Cyberknife is designed to kill tumors anywhere in the body with high-dose, highly-focused radiation in a procedure called radiosurgery. A robot arm aims many radiation beams at the tumor. Using special image tracking it can stay focused on a tumor even if the tumor moves with breathing or other patient motion. Cyberknife can sometimes target tumors with sub-millimeter precision. ...Read more

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75-year-old severe COPD with pfts in 20-25% range, newly diagnosed lung ca. Considering cyberknife. Your thoughts about complications from scarring.

75-year-old severe COPD with pfts in 20-25% range, newly diagnosed lung ca. Considering cyberknife. Your thoughts about complications from scarring.

Rarely a problem: Cyberknife radiosurgery was specifically developed for patients with early stage lung cancers who cannot have a surgery due heart, lung, or other medical problems. It is very rare for scarring or pneumonitis to affect breathing in any noticible way after this treatment. The risk should be only a few percent (about 2-3%). I have treated many who are nearly oxygen dependent without making so. ...Read more

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What does the cyberknife do and how precise is it?

Robotic Radiosurgery: Cyberknife is designed to kill tumors anywhere in the body with high-dose, highly-focused radiation in a procedure called radiosurgery. A robot arm aims many radiation beams at the tumor. Using special image tracking it can stay focused on a tumor even if the tumor moves with breathing or other patient motion. Cyberknife can sometimes target tumors with sub-millimeter precision. ...Read more

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What's cyberknife radiosurgery?

Radiation treatment: Focused beams of radiation are used with laser like precision to treat a brain condition that otherwise may need brain surgery. ...Read more

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What is cyberknife radiosurgery used for?

Precise Radiotherapy: Cyberknife is approved for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas and kidney. See more at: http://www.Cyberknife.Com/. ...Read more

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How is cyberknife radiosurgery different from other radiosurgery systems?

How is cyberknife radiosurgery different from other radiosurgery systems?

Robotic Radiosurgery: Cyberknife is the only robotic radiosurgery system fda approved to this date. The robotic nature of the system allows for tracking the tumor during delivery of radiation. Other radiosurgery systems do a good job/similar treating stationary targets (targets in the brain). For tumors outside of brain, other systems often use gating to turn system on/off during delivery of radiation. ...Read more

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Why does a dr say cyberknife is not an option but beam radiation is an option?

Different indication: Cyberknife is radiosurgery and external radiation is daily fractionated radiation treatment. Each disease and stage of cancer has different recommendations. However is the doctor who is saying this have the option of cyberknife available. There are other methods not called cyberknife buy very capable radiosurgery brands. Get a second opinion if in doubt. ...Read more

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Can a liver met and a node b treated with nano knife or cyberknife if chemo does not work ? Can this provide a cure?

Can a liver met and a node b treated with nano knife or cyberknife if chemo does not work ? Can this provide a cure?

Seek Consultation: A consultation with a radiation oncologist will help you address this very important question. It may indeed be possible. in your case. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is cyberknife® stereotactic radiosurgery?

What is cyberknife® stereotactic radiosurgery?

Targeted radiation: Cyberknife® is an entirely new approach to stereotactic radiosurgery because it can deliver targeted radiation to anywhere in the body, while minimizing exposure to surrounding normal tissue. It offers all of the advantages of radiosurgery, but without the need for a metal head frame. With sub-millimeter accuracy, cyberknife® can be used to treat tumors, cancers, vascular abnormalities and more. ...Read more

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