During treatment, the CyberKnife correlates live radiographic images with pre-operative CT or MRI scans to determine patient and tumor position repeatedly throughout the course of treatment. With the Synchrony Respiratory Tracking System, patients can breathe normally throughout their treatment without breath-holding or gating techniques, enabling clinicians to continuously track, detect and correct for tumor and patient movement throughout the treatment.
With the CyberKnife System’s revolutionary Xsight Spine Tracking System, it is now possible to treat tumors in or near spinal structures without implanting radiographic markers or fiducials.
The CyberKnife System has been cleared by the FDA to treat tumors anywhere in the body where radiation treatment is indicated. Extracranial tumors that have been treated by the CyberKnife System include tumors of the spine, lung, prostate, liver, and pancreas.
Although this list is by no means exhaustive, CyberKnife is being used to treat: