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The CyberKnife system is a form of robotic radiosurgery used to treat both malignant and benign tumors in all areas of the body. The advantages to the CyberKnife system is that it provides a more targeted and precise form of treatment than other radiation therapies, it is relatively non-invasive, and it eliminates the need for the rigid head frame needed in other brain surgery procedures. CyberKnife is also an outpatient surgery that requires no incision, is painless, and requires little recovery time for the patient making it a quick and minimally distressing treatment for the patient. Using image guided technology continuously throughout the process, the CyberKnife system is able to accurately target tumors with radiation produced from a small linear particle accelerator. This particle accelerator is attached to a robotic arm with enough freedom of movement to be able to reach any targeted area of the patient’s body. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: About Cyberknife - Symptoms, Treatment


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Cyberknife
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What is Cyberknife
  • The CyberKnife system is a form of robotic
    radiosurgery used to treat both malignant and
    benign tumors in all areas of the body. The
    advantages to the CyberKnife system is that it
    provides a more targeted and precise form of
    treatment than other radiation therapies, it is
    relatively non-invasive, and it eliminates the
    need for the rigid head frame needed in other
    brain surgery procedures. CyberKnife is also an
    outpatient surgery that requires no incision, is
    painless, and requires little recovery time for
    the patient making it a quick and minimally
    distressing treatment for the patient. Using
    image guided technology continuously throughout
    the process, the CyberKnife system is able to
    accurately target tumors with radiation produced
    from a small linear particle accelerator. This
    particle accelerator is attached to a robotic arm
    with enough freedom of movement to be able to
    reach any targeted area of the patients body.

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Before the Procedure
  • CyberKnife is able to treat a large variety of
    tumors and is especially effective for
    individuals who are unable to undergo traditional
    surgeries. Patients should consult with their
    doctor(s) before considering CyberKnife as an
    option so that a team of specialists can be
    assembled to prepare the patient and plan for the
    treatment. Brain scans must be done prior to the
    procedure so that the data can be loaded into the
    CyberKnife system and used to determine the
    critical structures needing to be treated and to
    define the optimum dose of radiation.

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How it is performed
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How It Is Performed
After the CyberKnife system is provided with the
relevant data from the previously performed brain
scan, the patient is positioned on a table while
the robotic arm moves around the body and
delivers radiation to the tumors. It may be
necessary for the patient to slightly shift
positions in order for the radiation to
accurately target specific areas, however, the
computerized targeting system is calibrated to
handle any minor shifts that may occur
inadvertently. Depending on the location and
severity of the cancer, the patient may have to
undergo more than one treatment.
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Recovery
  • Recovery for CyberKnife is relatively easy and
    quick.  Most patients are able to return to
    regular activities in a fairly short amount of
    time.  If the patient must have multiple
    treatments, they must return over the following
    days to receive them as well as to assess
    progress.

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Potential Risks
Some minimal side effects may be apparent for
some patients but they generally subside after a
few weeks. Some of these side effects include
Injury to surgery site tissue Liver pain
Vomiting and nausea Weakness and/or fatigue
Rib pain One long term side effect may be
radiation-induced liver disease (RILD) which is
usually accompanied by symptoms of abdominal
pain, fatigue, and increased abdominal girth.
Patients should consult their doctor(s) if any of
these symptoms persist.
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