How is the CyberKnife programmed?

How is the CyberKnife programmed?

How is the CyberKnife programmed?

CyberKnife works by delivering a series of high-dose radiation beams at varying points outside of the body. These beams are programmed to converge at one specific point — the tumor. Separately, the beams are not strong enough for the patient to incur any damage to healthy tissue as a result of the radiation therapy.

How can I prepare for CyberKnife?

PREPARING FOR TREATMENT Prior to CyberKnife treatment, you will undergo a CT scan, which helps determine the exact size, shape and location of the prostate. An MRI scan also may be necessary to fully visualize the prostate and nearby anatomy.

How many degrees of freedom does the CyberKnife have?

The robotic arm has 6 degrees of freedom of movement; unlike the conventional linear accelerator, which has only rotational movement in one plane. CyberKnife treatments are non-isocentric, where beams can be directed from any desired angle.

How successful is CyberKnife treatment?

In a clinical study of 333 patients using the CyberKnife System to treat tumor metastases to the brain, more than 85 percent of evaluable patients achieved local tumor control at two years post treatment2.

What is the difference between radiation and CyberKnife?

Cyberknife Is More Accurate Than Traditional Radiation Therapy. Because it’s able to target diseased tissue, Cyberknife SBRT is much more accurate than traditional radiation therapy. SBRT can deliver radiation to a margin of one to five millimeters surrounding a tumor.

What are the side effects of CyberKnife?

Some of the most common side effects of CyberKnife include:

  • Fatigue.
  • Nausea.
  • Skin irritation or rash at the site of radiation delivery.
  • Changes in bodily functions like salivary function or urination.
  • Specific problems in the area being treated (such as damage to nearby structures)

What are side effects of CyberKnife?

How long does CyberKnife take to work?

How long does it take for treatment to take effect? CyberKnife treatment results may take weeks or months to detect. The outcome depends on the condition being treated. Anova will monitor a patient’s progress through periodic follow-up examinations and imaging tests such as MRIs and CT scans.